- Developing nations now dominate GM crop production
Of the 28 countries with GM crops, 20 are developing ones.
- Europe has just taken a big step backwards: the FORBIDDEN products that we don’t plant, but do import and EAT (in RO)
Europe avoids cultivating GMOs that the market needs, but imports them. This causes a very bad precedent for the internal market, but also for the other sectors' regulations which are based on scientific arguments.
- GMO Bt corn’s underrated ability to reduce mycotoxins benefits health and economy
Bt crops, the sibling to the herbicide resistant crops often maligned by anti-GMO activists, have not only reduced insecticide use in the U.S. but also have a food safety benefit.
- Nigeria lags behind as South Africa, others take biotech leap
Nigeria is lagging behind in the agricultural biotechnology revolution as other African nations leap forward in its adoption, resulting in unprecedented transformation of their respective economies.
- GM seeds drive growth in global market demand
The global market for seeds is projected to exceed US$112 billion by 2020, driven by the expanding population base, rising focus on food security and robust demand for genetically modified (GM) seeds in developing countries.
- Genetically Modified Organism (GMO): Fact or fiction?
You don’t have to live in a cave to know that there is plenty of negative press on Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO’s). For starters what is a GMO?
- Agricultural Biotechnology: Emerging Technologies and Global Markets
The global market for agricultural biotechnology reached $26.4 billion in 2013 and $27.8 billion in 2014. This indication is expected to reach $46.8 billion in 2019, registering a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 11.0% over the next five years.
- Government pitches for biotech crops to achieve 2nd green revolution
Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh pitched for biotech crops especially in eastern states for achieving second green revolution in the country.
- Foreign fears, Indian tears
The indecision over field trials of GM crops is hurting public sector organisations and state agricultural universities too.
- 'Hasten slowly with adoption of GMOs'
The Ghana Public Health Association (GPHA) says the technology has a great potential to improve health, nutrition and food security in Ghana.
- ISAAA releases second biotech booklet
'Beyond Promises: Top 10 Facts about Biotech/GM Crops in 2013' is a visual presentation of the 10 important highlights about biotech crops in 2013.
- Farmer-led R&D crucial for sustainable food supply
Global agricultural yields are dropping and more farmer-focused research is urgently needed to strengthen sustainable food supply.
- GM crop use continues to benefit the environment and farmers
Crop biotechnology continues to provide major environmental benefits and allow farmers to grow more, using fewer resources.
- EU’s resistance to GMOs is holding Irish farmers back – IFA
Irish farmers must be able to compete on a level playing field and the current EU stance on GMOs does not allow that, IFA General Secretary Pat Smith has said.
- Are Genetically Modified Crops Good for Sub-Saharan Africa? An Overview
Although there is no scientific consensus that GM crop cultivation is any more ecologically destructive than conventional farming, many sub-Saharan countries have continued to heed the warnings of European NGOs.
- Comparison of farm technology adoptions
What it took a half a century for the tractor to do, herbicide tolerant (HT) soybeans did in less than a decade.
- X.Beulin (FNSEA) for "economic" and "competitive" agriculture (FR)
"There is a need to bring forward the concept of competitiveness and reaffirm that agriculture is an economic activity, why not in the Senate during the consideration of the future agricultural Act" suggests Xavier Beulin.
- India can only gain from introducing more GM crops
From farmers’ perspective, adoption of GM varieties is simpler and less dangerous than the adoption of toxic chemicals to control pests.
- European Union policies are detrimental to Africa
The rejection of GMOs by Europeans was because they had so much cheap food from around the world and they did not need the help of science to make more.
- China buys first U.S. corn in two months despite unresolved GMO spat
The purchase, which followed seven consecutive weeks of cancellations by the world's third-largest corn importer, puzzled traders as the risk for rejection was high and China's corn stocks were ample.
- Genetically-modified crops, fastest adopted technology in recent history – study
The adoption of GM crops around the world has grown since its commercialization in 1996, despite adamant claims that GMOs are dangerous and unhealthy. Biotech crops or GM crops is the fastest adopted crop technology in recent history.
- Govt moves closer to allow field trials for GM crops in India
Even as the final call on fate of GM food crops in India will be taken by the Supreme Court, the government on Wednesday made its intention clear by announcing that it does not have any reservation against transgenic crops.
- GMO crops should have consumer focus - Sainsbury CEO
British consumers will only embrace genetically modified foods when traits are developed which provide them with significant benefits, Justin King, chief executive officer of grocer J Sainsbury Plc said on Tuesday.
- GMOs and plant biotechnology: come out on top (FR)
The French authorities continue to hold firmly opposed to the cultivation of genetically modified (GM) plants posture.
- The economic power of the Golden Rice opposition
Vitamin A enriched rice (Golden Rice) is a cost-efficient solution that can substantially reduce health costs. Despite Golden Rice being available since early 2000, this rice has not been introduced in any country.
- Campaign to block McDonald’s healthier GM french fries threatens next generation consumer friendly GM foods
The biotech company Simplot is marketing its GM potato as a healthier and more environmentally friendly choice.
- Non-GM lecithin supply struggling to keep up with demand
There is a gap in the market for non-genetically modified lecithin, as the major soy producing countries are dominated by GM crops, according to Cargill’s fluid lecithin product manager Thorsten Bornholdt.
- No, Zac Goldsmith, golden rice is not 'evil GM'. It saves people's lives
Tory MP Zac Goldsmith turns his fire on genetically modified food with an outburst of tired and wrongheaded myths (The minister for GM hype, 25 October).
- Fact Sheet: Benefits of Food Biotechnology
With an ever-growing global population and rising food prices, the task of feeding the world is going to become more challenging and is just one reason to capitalize on the benefits of biotechnology.
- Publication IFPRI : Genetically Modified crops in Africa (FR)
Genetically Modified Crops in Africa investigates how this tool might be effectively used by evaluating the benefits, costs, and risks for African countries of adopting GM crops.