Growing Voices are a EuropaBio initiative aiming to highlight the broad based and growing constituency of interest in genetically modified (GM) crops in Europe.
As for the TTIP, GMOs are a main focus on which the US insists to gain access to the European market. Listen to FFA video [09:30 – 09:55], [16:50 – 18:55], [29:00 – 30:03,] [57:00 – 58:00], [01:07:54 – 01:09:14].
GM crops are now about 70%-80% of the cultivated area in Brazil. Biotechnology is not only helping farmers cultivate but it also ensures employment and helps Brazilian society through trade.
How the US look at the key barriers which include regulation on biotechnology. The US priority is on speeding the approvals of the evaluated products, but the European scientific review includes some more steps that request more significant time. [01:20 – 02:03]
Europe authorizes GMOs, it doesn't ban them. The authorization is made however after a severe, thorough, long process of evaluation. It is the length of this process which is sometimes criticized by others. [02:45 - 03:36]
Two agricultural economists, one from the Technical University of Munich, the other from the University of California, Berkeley, have quantified the price of that opposition, in human health, and the numbers are truly frightening.
This review summarises the results of the literature on the broader set of socio-economic impacts of genitically engineered crops.
A record 175.2 million hectares of biotech crops were grown globally in 2013. 2013 was the 18th year of commercialization. More on http://www.isaaa.org
Biotechnology has helped farmers grow 311.8 million tons more food in the last 15 years.
This infographic shows all the numbers collected by FAO in regards to the state of food and agriculture in the world.
This paper argues that emerging trends of transgenic crops show significant societal benefits through positive economic impact (especially by raising farm incomes), fostering food security, and promoting environment sustainability.
Public Attitudes to Science 2014 is the fifth in a series of studies looking at attitudes to science, scientists and science policy among the UK public. It shows that the UK public are as enthusiastic about science as they ever have been.
This paper considers the recent developments in the science of GM crops since the Royal Society published its report ‘Reaping the Benefits – Sustainable Intensification of Global Agriculture’ in 2009.
Bt cotton has been a phenomenal experience in India for 12 years. Bhagirath Choudhary explains the benefits of this technology for local farmers and its contribution to national economy.