Crop Biotech Update

Why Genetically Modified Crops?

April 15, 2011

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.