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Prof. Marc Van Montagu, 2013 World Food Prize laureate

The level of research in Europe is still outstanding, but with not enough support from governments. Prof Marc Van Montagu emphasises the need to encourage this sector and help future generations have access to information and also contribute to this fascinating area of research.

Prof. Luis Herrera-Estrella, National Laboratory for Genomics, Mexico

Opposition to technology is not based on real arguments, and those convening such misleading information should be aware of the consequences of their action.

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.

Chill Out! We've been Genetically Modifying Food for Tens of Thousands of Years

Listen to Neil deGrasse Tyson - an American astrophysicist, author, and science communicator - discussing GM food.

What is the Difference between Cross Breeding, GMO & Cross-Pollination?

Confused about the difference between GMO, hybridization, and cross-pollination? Dr Kevin Folta explains the difference between the breeding methods.

God Made vs GMO Food

What's the difference between god-made food and man-made food? More than you think!

Independent Scientist Kevin Folta on GM Food

Dr. Kevin Folta discusses GM food and provides his scientific opinion about the safety of the technology.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Public Attitudes to Science - UK Survey

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.

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.

Making Sense of GM

Sense about Science: In the guide scientists and agriculturalists explain what is the genetic modification of plants and why scientists are doing it, putting GM into the context of developing plant breeding. More here

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.

Bt Brinjal - Safer, Better & Affordable

The video captures the diverse views of experts, farmers and consumers on Bt brinjal in India, going through myths of science, safety, regulation and economics of Bt brinjal for the Indian society.