A record 181.5 million hectares of biotech crops were grown globally in 2014, at an annual growth rate of between 3 and 4%, up 6.3 million hectares from 175.2 million hectares in 2013. This year, 2014, was the 19th year of commercialization, 1996-2014, when growth continued after a remarkable 18 consecutive years of increases every single year; notably 12 of the 18 years were double-digit growth rates.
Adoption and Uptake Pathways of GM/Biotech Crops by Small-Scale, Resource-Poor Farmers in China, India, and the Philippines
ISAAA Brief 48: Adoption and Uptake Pathways of GM/Biotech Crops by Small-scale, Resource-poor Farmers in China, India, and the Philippines shows how modern biotechnology has transformed farming into a profession that harvests agronomic and socio-cultural benefits beyond promise. It embodies the stories of how biotech crops, particularly Bt cotton in China and India and biotech corn in the Philippines, are changing the lives of small farmers, their families, communities, and even nations.
ISAAA Brief 47 "The Status of Commercialized Bt Brinjal in Bangladesh" is a comprehensive report on the status of commercialized Bt brinjal in Bangladesh. Brief 47 presents a thorough review and analysis of the deregulation of Bt brinjal in Bangladesh – from the scientific and biosafety assessment and commercial release to the planting of Bt brinjal by farmers in Bangladesh.
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Special Edition: Nairobi ABBC-2015 Declaration: Lift Ban on GMO Imports in Kenya
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April 22, 2015
• Golden Rice Project Wins Patents for Humanity Award 2015
• ISAAA's Network Meeting Strengthens Global Biotech Information Sharing
• Kenya is Prepared to Regulate GM Crops Says Scientists
• Nigeria Signs Biosafety Law, Joins League of Biotech Countries
• Geneticist Improves Potato Using Molecular Scissors
• Bacteria Tracked Feeding Nitrogen to Nutrient-Starved Plants
Asia and the Pacific
• Upland Cotton Genome Decoded
• Agri Minister Calls on South Australia to Lift Moratorium on GM Crops
• Hokkaido Farmers Association Petitions GM Crops Field Testing
• Scientists Reveal Nutrient Transporter Patterns in Plants
• GM Sweet Potato Occurs Naturally
• Food Safety Assessment of Cry8Ka5 Mutant Protein
• Overexpression of LOV KELCH PROTEIN 2 Increases Dehydration Tolerance in Arabidopsis thaliana
• Transgenic Bean Event Embrapa 5.1 Found Nutritionally-Equivalent to Non-Transgenic Counterpart
Beyond Crop Biotech
• Scientists Tweak Poplar Tree Genes to Make them Grow Bigger, Quicker
Global Adoption and Approval of Biotech Crops in 2014
Global Adoption and Approval of Biotech Crops in 2014 summarizes the highlights of the Global Status of Commercialized Biotech/GM Crops: 2014 by Clive James, Founder and Emeritus Chair of ISAAA.
Highlights of the 2013 Report
In this video, Clive James, Founder and Emeritus Chair of ISAAA, presents the highlights of the global status of commercialized biotech crops in 2013.
Watch the Videos: Highlights of the 2013 Report | Highlights of the 2013 Report: Asia | Highlights of the 2013 Report: Africa | Highlights of the 2013 Report: The Americas | Feeding the World of Tomorrow | Benefits and Impact of Biotech Crops | Food Security | Biotech Crops in Africa: 2013
Cadres of Change: Transforming Biotech Farmers in China, India, and the Philippines
Cadres of Change is a 10- minute video based on the project research Adoption and Uptake Pathways of GM/Biotech Crops by Small-scale, Resource-poor Asian Farmers in China, India, and the Philippines consolidates the farmer narratives from the three countries on adoption and uptake pathways of biotech crops.
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Sowing the Seeds of Success: A Decade of Biotech Corn Adoption in the Philippines
Sowing the Seeds of Success is a 10-minute video that presents an updated story of biotech corn in the Philippines, a decade after its commercialization. It complements the first ISAAA video entitled "Asia's First: The Bt Corn Story in the Philippines".
From the BICs
Malaysian Biotech Information Centre (MABIC) publishes a monthly free newspaper on biotech that aims to bridge biotech and the society. "The Petri Dish" signifies the increasing importance of biotech in our life style. The paper is to dish out all the interesting and innovative research work at universities, research institutes and industry and make it palatable for the society.
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John Templeton Foundation Project
Project Title: Adoption and Uptake Pathways of GM/Biotech Crops by Small-scale, Resource-poor Farmers: Comparative Studies in China, India, and the Philippines
Monograph: Cadres of Change: Transforming Biotech Farmers in China, India, and the Philippines
China: Full Report | Highlights (English) | Highlights (Chinese)
India: Full Report | Executive Summary (Hindi) | Highlights | Press Release (Hindi)
Philippines: Full Report | Highlights (English) | Highlights (Filipino)
International Conference: Highlights