GM Crops Provide $150 Billion in Global Benefits

Feeding an additional 2-5 billion people over the coming 30 years is going to challenge every single aspect of agriculture and food production. While some early advocates of biotechnology and GM crops enthusiastically proclaimed that GM crops could feed the world, the reality 20 years later is that they are …

Withdraw Could be a Winning Solution for Developing Countries

The Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety is Holding Technological Innovations Hostage[shareaholic app=”share_buttons” id=”15180628″][printfriendly]In 2000, negotiators adopted the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety (CPB). The CPB was a supplementary agreement to the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity coming into effect in 2003. Its purpose was to manage international trade in GMOs. While …

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New Research Collection on Innovations in Agriculture and Food[shareaholic app=”share_buttons” id=”15180628″][printfriendly] Genetically modified (GM) crops were first commercially available 18 years ago. Over this time, the technology has been applied to 15 different types of food crops (as of 2015). GM crops have been grown in 28 different countries during …

Time for Environmental NGOs to Support Biotech

Cooperation is needed to reduce malnourishment, not protesting[shareaholic app=”share_buttons” id=”15180628″][printfriendly]Environmental awareness is a growing issue for societies. The 2015 Paris Climate Conference highlighted the importance for national governments to take action on carbon and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions to protect our planet, population and environment. Climate changes over the coming …

Seeking Plant Breeding Experts

Survey on regulation new plant breeding techniques[shareaholic app=”share_buttons” id=”15180628″][printfriendly]Since the Food and Agriculture Organization’s 2009 challenge on how to feed the world in 2050, there have been many forms of responses. There have been increases in research project funding, increased partnerships between the developed and developing, and the application of …