20th Anniversary (1996 to 2015) of the Global Commercialization of Biotech Crops and Biotech Crop Highlights in 2015
Since 1996, 2 billon hectares of arable land – a massive area more than twice the landmass of China or the United States – have been planted with biotech crops. Additionally, it is estimated that farmers in up to 28 countries have reaped more than US$150 billion in benefits from biotech crops since 1996. This has helped alleviate poverty for up to 16.5 million small farmers and their families annually totaling about 65 million people, who are some of the poorest people in the world.
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May 25, 2016
• Scientists Investigate GM Food Awareness in Enugu, Nigeria
• Malawi's Seed Sector Calls on Govt to Adopt GM Crops
• Swaziland Minister Expresses Support to Amend the Biosafety Law
• Chance Finding in Guelph Study Could Transform Future of Plant Production
• Salk Institute Scientists Map Landscape of Genetic and Epigenetic Regulation in Plants
• University Illinois Scientist Identifies Mechanism for Herbicide Resistance in Palmer Amaranth
• Biologists Discover How Plants Reconstitute Stem Cells
Asia and the Pacific
• Philippine American Academy of Science and Engineering Calls for Resumption of Bt Eggplant Research
• The Royal Society Releases Guide on GM Plants
• Scientists Battle to Stem Onslaught of Pseudoscience in Europe
• British Crop Protection Council Challenges Green Alliance's Opposition to Glyphosate and GM Crops
• WRKY Genes from Wheat Confer Drought and Heat Resistance in Arabidopsis
• GmSAMT1 Overexpression in Soybean Confers Resistance to Soybean Cyst Nematode Races
Beyond Crop Biotech
• Researchers Develop Cell Labeling via Photobleaching Tagging Method
• Soluble Expression of Spike Protein of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus in E. coli
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.
See also the Video Vignette
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.
The report features the efforts and accomplishments of ISAAA for 2015 as its contribution for the global populace. ISAAA continues to feed the world with knowledge, strengthen skills, and unify voices with the hope that crop biotechnology will provide solutions to the most pressing needs of farmers, consumers, and the whole community.
May 24, 2016 • THE EXPRESS TRIBUNE
May 24, 2016 • THE CONVERSATION
May 17, 2016 • USATODAY.COM 2016
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May 17, 2016 • USATODAY.COM 2016
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