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We say it all! Can we still innovate in France?

Precautionary principle VS innovation principle & GMOs discussed by Franck Garnier (Bayer France), Marc Masson (Coseb) & Pierre Pagesse (Gnis).

10 Reasons we Need Biotech Foods and Crops

Biotechnology has helped farmers grow 311.8 million tons more food in the last 15 years.

Highlights of the 2013 Global Status of Commercialized Biotech/GM Crops Report

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

The Socio-Economic Impacts of Currently Commercialised Genetically Engineered Crops

This review summarises the results of the literature on the broader set of socio-economic impacts of genitically engineered crops.

Bill Gates Tackles Controversy over GM Crops at UC Berkeley

Gates discussed some of the controversies surrounding GM crops and explained how improving resistance to drought with new seeds is important to feeding people in developing countries.

Future of biotechnology and innovation of agriculture: Europe has to take a clear decision

Highlights from  the IV International Meeting "Biotechnology and Agriculture: the Future is
Now" about the use of agro-biotech in Portugal and Europe.

Regulation and Use of GMOs in Technology in Ireland

The conference, hosted by the  Environmental Protection Agency, was to bring together those engaged in GM technology to develop a shared understanding of the challenges and opportunities in this area for Ireland and Europe.

Bangladesh Bt Brinjal Farmers Speak out

Facing newspaper accusations that their new GM crop has failed in the field, Rangpur Bt brinjal farmers speak to Mark Lynas about the current situation.

Pest Control of European Corn Borer

Welche Schäden Maiszünslerlarven anrichten, zeigt Landwirt Reinhard Dennerlein. Der Appetit der Larven zieht mehr nach sich als Ertragsverluste für den Landwirt: In den Fraßgängen bildet sich gesundheitsschädlicher Schimmel. Mit konventionellen Methoden ist dem Maiszünslerproblem jedoch nicht beizukommen. Bietet Gentechnik eine Lösung?

Forum for Agriculture 2014: Paola Testori Coggi (EC)

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]

GMOs in Italy: In 10 years, from 250 Research Projects on Field to 0

62% of Italians think that Italian scientists should have the same rights to do research on an equal footing with their peers from other countries. However, reality on the ground is different.

Fabio Niespolo, Futuragra, Italy

Europe is losing time due to the slower pace of GMO approvals compared to the main exporting countries. As ‘purity’ does not exist in agriculture, many trade issues could be dealt with by introducing a threshold for GM materials in batches of conventional seeds.

FFA2014: Increasing the Competitiveness and Investment in Farm Businesses

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].

Our Food and Agriculture in Numbers

This infographic shows all the numbers collected by FAO in regards to the state of food and agriculture in the world.

Adoption of GM Crops in South Africa: Effects on Wholesale Maize Prices

Based on food security needs and the central role of agriculture, Africa may stand to benefit from green biotechnology. The primary objective of this paper is to evaluate the impact of GM maize adoption in South Africa by looking at wholesale spot prices.

Biotech Crop Countries 1996-2012

This video summarizes the countries that adopted biotech crops since its first commercialization in 1996 to 2012.

Les OGM sont incontournables pour nous, les agriculteurs

GMOs are essential for us farmers

Claude Menara, farmer Lot-et-Garonne, claims the right to plant GM corn.

GM Science Update: A Report to the UK Council for Science and Technology

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.

Genetically Modifying Potatoes Produces 'Substantially Higher Yields'

Tom Feilden looks at the genetically modified potatoes developed by British scientists.

EASAC: Planting the Future

Agriculture faces major challenges to deliver food security at a time of increasing pressures. The new EU legislation requiring farmers to reduce reliance on crop protection chemicals creates additional challenges for maintaining levels of crop productivity.

The Challenge of Studying 'Risk' in Empirical Research

This article describes the challenges of a recent study that looked at how different actors, ranging from smallholder farmers to international biotechnology development projects, weigh up the risks associated with the uncertain future of maize agriculture in Kenya.

Genetically Engineered Crops in the United States

Genetically engineered crops (mainly corn, cotton, and soybeans) were planted on 169 million acres in 2013 in the US. Their adoption has saved farmers time, reduced insecticide use, and enabled the use of less toxic herbicides.

Food and You: A Guide To Modern Agricultural Biotechnology

New and innovative techniques will be required to improve the production and efficiency of the global agriculture sector to ensure an ample supply of healthy food.

GMOrganic, a Botanical Love Story

It seems like their professions put them on opposing sides of agriculture, but UC Davis Professor Pamela Ronald and her husband, Organic Farmer Raoul Adamchak, share a vision: they believe genetic engineering is a tool to make farming more sustainable.

Transforming Biotech Farmers in China, India, and the Philippines

Of the developing countries in Asia that grow GM crops, China, India and the Philippines have had the most extensive experience. They represent an unmatched wealth of experience of resource-poor farmers that can provide critical information.

Virus Resistant Papaya in Hawaii

In Hawaii, the genetically modified papaya has been cultivated since 1998 to deal with the papaya ringspot virus. Its adoption rescued the Hawaiian papaya industry and inspired many other countries to look for a similar solution to deal with plant viruses.

Ten Lessons from Biotechnology Experiences in Crops, Livestock, and Fish for Smallholders in Developing Countries

FAO recently commissioned a unique series of 19 case studies where agricultural biotechnologies were used to serve the needs of smallholders in developing countries.

FFA2014: The environment in EU policies

Janez Potočnik, EU Commissioner for the Environment, pleads for giving people the right to choose on grounds of a clear understanding of biotech in agriculture and its environmental benefits. Listen to the FFA video: [54:30-59:30; 01:09:30-01:16:03]