ISAAA Brief 47-2014 : The Status of Commercialized Bt Brinjal in Bangladesh
The International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-biotech Applications (ISAAA) has released Brief 47 on "The Status of Commercialized Bt Brinjal in Bangladesh". Bangladesh is the first country is the world to approve the commercial planting of four varieties of the insect resistant Bt brinjal on 30 Oct 2013. Subsequently, 20 farmers planted Bt brinjal seedlings over 2 hectares (each on 1 bigha) in four brinjal growing regions including Gazipur, Jamalpur, Pabna/Ishurdi and Rangpur in the spring season 2014. ISAAA 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. Notably, Bt brinjal allowed farmers to raise healthy and vigorous brinjal crop, substantially cut down pesticide sprays to control FSB, considerably decreased cost of cultivation and significantly increased marketable yield.

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ISAAA Brief 46-2013
A record 175.2 million hectares of biotech crops were grown globally in 2013, at an annual growth rate of 3%, up 5 million from 170 million hectares in 2012. This year, 2013, was the 18th year of commercialization, 1996-2013, when growth continued after a remarkable 17 consecutive years of increases; notably 12 of the 17 years were double-digit growth rates.

Top Ten Facts|Executive Summary | Message from Bangladesh Agriculture Minister|Introduction Letter from ISAAA| Content | Full Report |Photo Gallery | Order Online

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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
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Mandy & Fanny: The Future of Sustainable Agriculture
A novel educational cartoon publication featuring two characters, “Mandy” & “Fanny”, which illustrates the attributes of biotech/genetically modified (GM) crops –biotech maize (corn) and biotech cotton and are viewed as the “Tom and Jerry” of modern agriculture. The cartoon publication “Mandy & Fanny : The Future of Sustainable Agriculture” is the first educational cartoon of its kind developed by ISAAA, and narrates the story of two biotech crops, which have been grown over a billion hectares since 1996. The 60-page educational cartoon publication features a lively dialogue between Mandy (biotech maize) and Fanny (biotech cotton) - a crop-based educational cartoon designed to enhance understanding about biotech crops, particularly for children and young people at learning institutions.

 

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Mandy & Fanny:  The Future of Sustainable Agriculture    (Full Publication PDF)                               
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Translation: Swahili | Chinese
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ISAAA Bt Brinjal Video - The Story of Bt Brinjal in India
The Story of Bt Brinjal in India documents the process of development, deregulation, demand and debate on Bt brinjal (eggplant/aubergine) in India. In this video, the experts break silence and objectively answer key societal concerns including Why India needs Bt brinjal? How rigorous is safety assessment process? Why Bt brinjal is Safe? Who would benefit from Bt Brinjal? And Why Bt brinjal is indispensible for farmers and consumers?
 
ISAAA Bt Brinjal Short Video : Bt Brinjal - Safer, Better & Affordable
Bt Brinjal - Safer, Better & Affordable captures the diverse views of experts, farmers and consumers on Bt brinjal in India. The key stakeholders navigate the viewers through the confusing myths of science, safety, regulation and economics of Bt brinjal for the Indian society to make informed choice on this technological breakthrough based on evidence rather than rhetoric.
 
ISCI Publication on Bt Cotton - Adoption and Uptake Pathways of Bt Cotton in India
The Indian Society for Cotton Improvement (ISCI) releases the comprehensive survey report on The Adoption and Uptake Pathways of Bt Cotton in India - the first authentic account of field realities of Bt cotton involving 2400 small holder farmers across the three agro-ecologically distinct cotton growing States of Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh and Punjab.

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ISAAA Borlaug Centennial Emblem "Celebrating Borlaug's 100 Years"
ISAAA Borlaug Centennial Emblem embodies the life and legacy of Dr. Norman Borlaug (25 March 1914 to 25 March 2014) celebrating the birth of the Nobel Peace Laureate, Norman Borlaug. The Emblem features the US Congressional gold medal he was awarded, and a sculpture of Borlaug, designed by the renowned sculptor, Benjamin Victor; the original imposing 7 ft tall bronze sculpture was unveiled in the US Capitol in Washington DC on 25 March 2014 during the centenary celebration..
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ISAAA Brief 40-2009 : Communicating Crop Biotechnology: Stories from Stakeholders
Brief 40 Communicating Crop Biotechnology: Stories from Stakeholders documents how various stakeholders have benefited from science communication efforts and how in turn, they are now part of the process of realizing a collective voice on crop biotechnology. Stories from stakeholders in 14 countries in Africa (Burkina Faso, Egypt, Ghana, Kenya, and Uganda) and Asia (Bangladesh, China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Pakistan, Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam) as well as the global community show that despite the differences in culture, language, and geographical locations, they have similar experiences, face common problems, and share a hope for themselves and their family.

Communicating Crop Biotechnology: Stories from Stakeholders . Index . Video Highlights

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By Section: pdf Introduction . pdf Farmers . pdf Media . pdf Decision Makers . pdf Academics & Scientists . pdf Religious Sector . pdf Other Partners . pdf Global Community . pdf Appendix
 
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Bt Cotton in India: A Country Profile
ISAAA Series of Biotech Crop Profiles featuring a comprehensive overview of the adoption, impact and future prospects of biotech crops in developing countries.

Bt Cotton in India: A Country Profile



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The Petri Dish
The Petri Dish is a monthly biotech news paper
ISAAA’s 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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Seed & Crop Technologies
Trust in the Seed
This publication highlights the significance of the seed and new crop technologies. It captures the experiences of three key developments in Indian agriculture that sustained growth in agriculture, contributed to increased food production and the alleviation of poverty and hunger.

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Clive James Speaks

"Clive James Speaks" articulates the staggering growth of biotech crops from 1.7 million hectares in 1996 to 134 million hectares in 2009 with the trend of developing countries increasingly favouring plantings of biotech crops as compared to industrial countries.

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