Crop Biotech Update
What is the latest on crop biotechnology? Find out the latest world developments in crop biotechnology that are of relevance to Asia, Africa, and Latin America. The Crop Biotech Update features concise news every week and is also available through the KC subscription service.
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May 2, 2013
Arabic - April 10, 2013
Chinese - April 24, 2013
Thai - April 17, 2013
Bangla - December 19, 2012
Chinese-Traditional - April 24, 2013
Portuguese - January 1, 2013
Japanese - April 1, 2013
Bahasa Indonesia - April 17, 2013
Korean - April 3, 2013
|Read the latest Biofuels Supplement in these translations|
|Spanish - April 2012 issue||
ISAAA Press Release
Commentary by Dr. Clive James, Chair of ISAAA, on the June 2012 USDA Crop Acreage Report
Dr James said that U.S. farmers continue to demonstrate unprecedented confidence in biotech/GM crops, modified through biotechnology. The June 2012 USDA Crop Acreage Report shows near or complete optimization of the current technology in the three large-acreage biotech crops – maize, soybean and cotton – first commercialized in the U.S. in 1996.
“Unprecedented high adoption rates are testimony to overwhelming trust and confidence in biotech crops by millions of farmers worldwide,” said Dr. Clive James, founder and chairman of the International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-biotech Applications (ISAAA). “Farmers are masters of risk aversion. As soon as biotech crops are commercialized, their adoption is rapid, leading to near or complete optimization – the simple reason for the success of biotech crops in the U.S., and in another 28 countries around the world, is that they generate significant and multiple benefits by reducing yield loss from insect pests, weeds and diseases, and also result in substantial savings of pesticides.”
Press Release of ISAAA Brief No. 42-2010: Global Status of Commercialized Biotech/GM Crops: 2010
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