61% of Greek Farmers Willing to Adopt GM Maize, Study RevealsJanuary 23, 2013
A recent study published in the Journal of Agribiotechnology Management and Economics revealed that a considerable number of Greek farmers (61%) would adopt GM maize if Greece lifts the ban on GM maize cultivation. The Greek Government has banned Bt maize cultivation in the country by making use of the safeguard clause according to the European Union's (EU) directive on the release of GMOs.
In terms of the benefits of GM maize technology, 56% of the respondents would adopt Bt maize if it was sold at the same price as the conventional one while 68% would adopt Bt maize for the benefit of decreased production costs resulting from the non-use of insecticides. In general, the study concluded that there is no consensus regarding the rejection of GM crops in Greece and that EU and Greek policymakers should come to this realization.
Access the journal article at http://www.agbioforum.org/v15n3/v15n3a02-skevas.htm.
The Crop Biotech Update is a weekly newsletter of ISAAA, a not-for-profit organization. The CBU is distributed for free to over 23,000 subscribers worldwide to inform them about the key developments in biosciences, especially in agricultural biotechnology. Your support will help us in our mission to feed the world with knowledge. You can help by donating as little as $10.
See more articles:
News from Around the World
- FAO Head and German Minister Call for Eradication of Hunger through Agri Investments
- Cheaper, Efficient Tool for Barley Genotyping Launched
- NRCRI to Apply Biotech on Cassava Improvement
- Experts to Nigeria: Don't Neglect Agri Biotechnology
- New Strategic Partnership to Advance S&T Agenda for African Agriculture
- Biotech Guaranteed US$100K to Average Brazilian Corn Growers in Four Years
- Pakistan Leaders Cite Need for Biotech
- Zeigler: Pstol1's Application to other Crops May Have a Great Impact on Global Agriculture
- TOT Workshop on Potato Breeding in Indonesia
- 61% of Greek Farmers Willing to Adopt GM Maize, Study Reveals
- U.K. Consumer Attitudes Study on GM Labeling
- Rethinking GMOs, Biotech Industry Encourages Europeans to Engage
- Review on the Agronomic and Environmental Impacts of GM Crops
- EFSA Explains Risks Posed by Neonicotinoid Insecticides to Bees
- Comparison of Nutritional Compositions of High Iron Rice and Indica Rice
- Expression of ADA in Biotech Tobacco Plants
Beyond Crop Biotech
- GE Salmon Draft Environmental Assessment Released
- Connivance of Genes and their Regulatory 'Tags' in Dev't of Immune Disorder
- Bioversity Int'l Releases Descriptors for Tree Tomato and its Wild Relatives
- IndoBIC and ABSP II Launch Book on Potato Breeding in Indonesia
Read the latest:
- Crop Biotech Update (August 10, 2022)
- Genome Editing Supplement (August 10, 2022)
- Gene Drive Supplement (July 27, 2022)
Subscribe to CBU: