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.

Bt Eggplant

Pocket K No. 48


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.

Biotechnology in Ornamental Plants

Pocket K No. 47


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.

Nitrogen Efficient Use Biotech Crops

Pocket K No. 46


Pocket K 46 includes a summary of genes studied to modify nitrogen use of plants and the research status of biotech crops with improved nitrogen use including corn, wheat, canola, rice, wheat, sugarcane, and sugar beet.

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 - February 18, 2015
Arabic - February 25, 2015
Chinese - February 25, 2015
Thai - February 11, 2015
Bangla - September 3, 2014
Chinese-Traditional - February 25, 2015
Portuguese - January 1, 2015
Japanese - February 1, 2015
Bahasa Indonesia - February 11, 2015
Korean - November 26, 2014

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

What's New

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.

ISAAA Pockets of Knowledge, Updated
Pocket K's 1, 2, 4, 6 & 10 are updated.

Country Biotech Facts and Trends
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.

Updated Pocket K on Global Status of Commercialized Biotech/GM Crops in 2013
Updated version of ISAAA's Pocket K No. 16 based on Brief 46: Global Status of Commercialized Biotech/GM Crops 2013 written by Dr. Clive James is now available.

Agricultural Biotechnology (A Lot More Than Just GM)
The booklet explains and compares tools of agri-biotech including conventional breeding, tissue culture and micropropagation, molecular breeding and marker-assisted selection, and genetic engineering

Infomercial: What Do People Say About Biotech?
This informercial features photos of students, teachers, farmers, media practitioners, and consumers who were asked to write one-liners about their perception on biotechnology. These photos were taken during the science fairs held in the Philippines in 2013.

Infographic on Biotech Crops Benefits
This infographic summarizes the important contributions of biotech crops in increasing crop productivity, conserving biodiversity, reducing agriculture's environmental footprint, mitigating the effects of climate change, and alleviation of poverty and hunger.

Infomercial: Biotech Crop Adoption in 2013
This infomercial summarizes the highlights of the report on the global status of biotech crop planting in 2013. The 90-second video presents percentage of the major countries, crops, and biotech traits planted in 2013

Pocket K 46 on Nitrogen Efficient Use Biotech Crops
Pocket K 46 includes a summary of genes studied to modify nitrogen use of plants and the research status of biotech crops with improved nitrogen use including corn, wheat, canola, rice, wheat, sugarcane, and sugar beet.

Beyond Promises: Top 10 Facts about Biotech/GM Crops in 2013
A visual presentation of the 10 important highlights about biotech crops in 2013, taken from the "Global Status of Commercialized Biotech/GM Crops: 2013" authored by Clive James, Founder and Emeritus Chair of ISAAA

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.

Biotechnology Information Directory

Search thru over 500 links to research institutes, universities, companies, sources of biotech information and other directories specific to agricultural biotechnology and related fields.

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

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