Biotech Updates

ISAAA Launches Infographic on Food and Agri-biotech

October 23, 2013

Coinciding with the celebration of the World Food Prize (WFP) Foundation 16-19 October 2013 to honor three distinguished crop biotechnologists, ISAAA launches a new infographic on food and agricultural biotechnology to raise public understanding on challenges of feeding the world of tomorrow. The infographic is part of a new series of materials that will highlight the importance of advances in agricultural biotechnology and its role in ensuring food security of the growing global population.

The WFP Foundation hailed Prof. Marc Van Montagu, Dr. Mary-Dell Chilton, and Dr. Robert T. Fraley as recipients of the World Food Prize 2013 for their independent, individual breakthrough achievements in founding, developing, and applying modern agricultural biotechnology. A four-day long symposium "The 2013 Borlaug Dialogue" themed around "Biotechnology, Sustainability and Climate Volatility" took place from 16-19 October 2013 at Des Moines, Iowa, USA. It looked ahead to the next century of advances in agricultural research and application with focus on the issues that Dr. Borlaug would have viewed as critical to nourish the world's growing population. The winners called on the world to embrace the seeds they helped develop, despite the controversy and criticism that threatens to limit the future of biotech crops.

Download the infographic "Can Mother Earth Feed 9+ Billion by 2050" at Download "Global Status of Commercialized Biotech/GM crops 2012" infographics at