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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September 21, 2016
• Calestous Juma's New Book Explains Why Humans Resist Tech Innovations like Biotech
• Largest-Ever Study of GM Crops Reveals their Environmental Impacts
• Maize Genetics Helps Scientists Study Crop Adaptation to Climate Change
Asia and the Pacific
• Australian OGTR Invites Comments for Field Trial of GM Indian Mustard
• OGTR Issues New Application Form for Commercial Release of GM Plants
• USDA GAIN Releases Philippine Biotechnology Update
• FAO to Conduct Agricultural Censuses in Asia to Help Achieve SDGs
• European Commission Approves Syngenta GM Maize
• Transcription Factor ONAC095 Plays Opposite Roles in Drought and Cold Tolerance in Rice
• Plant Defensin from Legume Confers Resistance to Leaf Rust in Wheat
New Breeding Technologies
• Researchers Enhance Rice Blast Resistance via CRISPR/Cas9-Targeted Mutagenesis of OsERF922
Beyond Crop Biotech
• Scientists Search for Alternative Sources of Vanilla Flavor
• Proceedings of the 2016 FAO International Symposium on Agricultural Biotechnologies
• Download the Updated Pocket Ks on Biotech
2015 Biotech Crops Highlights
2015 Biotech Crops Highlights summarizes 20 years of global commercialization of biotech crops and 2015 Highlights
Issues and Challenges in Crop Biotechnology
Issues and Challenges in Crop Biotechnology is a collection of views and personal experiences of eminent scientists, regulators and communicators from 11 countries, in dealing with various issues and challenges in the adoption and acceptance of biotechnology and biotech crops.
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
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.
September 15, 2016 • TIMES OF INDIA
August 25, 2016 • FORBES.COM
August 22, 2016 • EPOCH TIMES
August 11, 2016 • XINHUANET.COM 2016
August 11, 2016 • CHINA.ORG.CN
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