Crop Biotech Update

Mexican Academy of Sciences Publishes Book on Responsible Use of GMOs

March 30, 2012
The Biotechnology Committee of the Mexican Academy of Sciences has published For the Responsible Use of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs), a book presenting the scientific reality of crops and genetically modified food, safety, and its uses and applications. The book hopes that society will see biotechnology as a powerful scientific tool that will help in humanity's progress. It presents the following main chapters:
  • Approach to Biotechnology – explains the technology used to produce genetic modifications.
  • Scientific Evidence – includes the studies and controls applied to GM ensuring its safety for humans, animals, and the environment.
  • Responsible Use and Application – presents the keys in responsible use of the technology's scientific knowledge.

This publication also includes several annexes, glossary of terms, a list of facts and events about the history of this technology, and the position of the World Health Organization on GM foods. The book (in Spanish) can be fully accessed through the Metropolitan Autonomous University of Mexico http://www.uam.mx/librosbiotec/uso_responsable_ogm/uso_responsable_ogm/.

More information is available at http://fundacion-antama.org/la-academia-mexicana-de-las-ciencias-publica-la-obra-didactica-%e2%80%98por-un-uso-responsable-de-los-transgenicos%e2%80%99/.