Beyond Promises:

Top 10 Facts about Biotech/GM Crops in 2014


A visual presentation of the 10 important highlights about biotech crops in 2014, taken from the ISAAA Brief 49 Global Status of Commercialized Biotech/GM Crops: 2014

Quotable Quotes: Why Biotech?


The quotes are taken from ISAAA Brief 50 Voices and Views: Why Biotech? which highlight the perspectives of various key stakeholders from Africa, Asia, Europe, and North America who have followed the advancement of biotechnology and are convinced that the technology is vital in improving the quality of life.

Biotech/GM Trees

Pocket K No. 49


This Pocket K discusses the various uses of biotech/GM trees for the industry, combating invasive threats, adverse temperature, and consumer preference.

Voices and Views: Why Biotech?

ISAAA Brief 50-2015


ISAAA Brief 50 is a collection of personal essays about 32 individuals from all over the world who have followed the development of biotechnology and are convinced that it has a significant role in improving the quality of life.

Crop Biotech Update: Special Editions

BEIJING (Jan. 28, 2015) — In 2014, a record 181.5 million hectares of biotech crops were grown globally, an increase of more than six million hectares from 2013, according to a report released today by the International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-Biotech Applications (ISAAA). With the addition of Bangladesh, a total of 28 countries grew biotech crops during the year. The 20 developing and eight industrial countries where biotech crops are produced represent more than 60 percent of the world's population.

"The accumulated hectarage of biotech crops grown in 1996 to 2014 equals, roughly, 80 percent more than the total land mass of China," said Clive James, ISAAA Founder and report author. "Global hectarage has increased more than 100-fold since the first plantings of biotech crops."

Crop Biotech Update Translations

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Vietnamese - August 19, 2015
Arabic - July 29, 2015
Chinese - July 29, 2015
Thai - July 22, 2015
Bangla - September 3, 2014
Chinese-Traditional - July 29, 2015
Portuguese - June 1, 2015
Japanese - August 1, 2015
Bahasa Indonesia - August 12, 2015
Korean - December 17, 2014

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French - June 2015 issue
Italian - March 2011 issue
Spanish - July 2012 issue

What's New

Biotech Country Facts and Trends (Updated) Batch 2
ISAAA releases the second batch in the revised series Biotech Country Facts and Trends. This set features the five developing biotech countries of Pakistan, South Africa, Uruguay, Bolivia, and the Philippines. Biotech Country Facts and Trends are concise summaries highlighting the commercialization of biotech crops in specific countries.

Biotech Country Facts and Trends (Updated)
ISAAA releases the revised series Biotech Country Facts and Trends. The first set in the series features the top five developing biotech countries of Brazil, Argentina, India, China, and Paraguay. Biotech Country Facts and Trends are concise summaries highlighting the commercialization of biotech crops in specific countries.

Biotech Booklet 4, Myths and Facts about Agricultural Biotechnology
The booklet answers 10 myths on agricultural biotech, providing facts and data relevant to each topic.

Beyond Promises: Top 10 Facts about Biotech/GM Crops in 2014
A visual presentation of the 10 important highlights about biotech crops in 2014, taken from the Global Status of Commercialized Biotech/GM Crops: 2014.

Quotable Quotes: Why Biotech?
Quotable Quotes: Why Biotech? highlights the perspectives of various key stakeholders from Africa, Asia, Europe, and North America who have followed the advancement of biotechnology and are convinced that the technology is vital in improving the quality of life.

Biotech/GM Trees
This Pocket K discusses the various uses of biotech/GM trees for the industry, combating invasive threats, adverse temperature, and consumer preference

Biotech Cotton in India 2002 to 2014 – Adoption, Impact, Progress and Future
The document measures the success of biotech cotton by featuring a comprehensive overview of the adoption, impact, progress and future of biotech cotton in the country.

Voices and Views: Why Biotech?
ISAAA Brief 50 is a collection of personal essays about 32 individuals from all over the world who have followed the development of biotechnology and are convinced that it has a significant role in improving the quality of life.

Pocket K No 49
Adoption and Uptake Pathways of Biotech Crops by Small-scale Farmers in China, India and the Philippines is now available!

ISAAA in 2014
ISAAA releases its annual report for 2014. The report features the major activities, projects, and accomplishments of ISAAA in 2014

Biotech SHORTIES Winners
"Biotech Shorties" seeks to express the perspectives of film makers on the benefits of biotechnology in agriculture through 3-minute films or "shorties".

ISAAA Brief 48-2014
This brief 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.

Straight from the Scientists: Biotech Experts' Perspectives and Experiences in Informing the Public
This monograph highlights the study on how academics and scientists play their role in biotech communication.

Pocket K no 48: Bt Eggplant
Pocket K on Bt Eggplant features the technology behind the biotech crop and status of Bt eggplant adoption and experimentation including potential benefits in Bangladesh, India, and the Philippines.

Pocket K no 47: Biotechnology in Ornamental Plants
This new Pocket K, Biotechnology in Ornamental Plants, includes the different types of ornamental plants, the different uses of biotechnology in ornamental horticulture, and the major genetically modified ornamentals.

Brief 47: The Status of Commercialized Bt Brinjal in Bangladesh
ISAAA Brief 47 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.

Biotechnology Information Directory

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A list of meetings, courses and workshops related to crop biotechnology world-wide.

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