Why Genetically Modified Crops?
Sainsbury Laboratory scientist Jonathan D.G. Jones released an article titled "Why genetically modified crops?" at the current issue of Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society. He discussed widespread misinterpretation on the field of GM plant science and stressed the environmental impact of the technology. He strongly recommended the use of GM technology during this time "when we need every tool in the toolbox to ensure adequate food production in the short, medium and long term."
The abstract of his paper is available at http://rsta.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/369/1942/1807.short.
This article is part of the Crop Biotech Update, a weekly summary of world developments in agri-biotech for developing countries, produced by the Global Knowledge Center on Crop Biotechnology, International Service for the Aquisition of Agri-Biotech Applications SEAsiaCenter (ISAAA)