The Importance of Addressing Stacked Traits Issues in Agbiotech Dev't ProjectsJune 22, 2012
Scientists at the University of Toronto discussed in an article the importance of trait stacking for biotech crops in developing trust for agri-biotech development projects. According to Obidimma Ezezika and colleagues, there is an advance in the agri-biotech humanitarian projects for food security and this will be sustained over the next years. However, it is important that these projects build trust with the public especially the farmers, who would directly benefit from the results of the projects.
Based on the authors' social audit engagement with the Water Efficient Maize for Africa Project, it was revealed that stacking traits in biotech crops is an unrecognized component of building trust with farmers. The concerns about stacked traits must be publicly addressed to increase the potential of all partners and stakeholders to generate mutually advantageous solutions and enhance opportunities to build trust.
Read the complete article at http://www.agricultureandfoodsecurity.com/content/pdf/2048-7010-1-5.pdf.
The Crop Biotech Update is a weekly newsletter of ISAAA, a non-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
- CGIAR Issues Call to Action for Global Leaders Attending Rio+20 Meet
- Two Events in Rio+20 Discuss Sustaining Agriculture Amid Various Threats
- FAO, IFAD, WFP, Bioversity Cite Food Security as Key Player in Sustainable Development
- Revised Multi-Crop Passport Descriptors Now Out
- Scientists Discuss Importance of Agri-biotech
- Rwanda Releases Iron-rich Beans
- Juma: Biotech has the Potential for Success in Kenya Just Like Mobile Phone
- Kyetere: Improved Seeds and Technology Needed for Smallholder Farmers
- A Roundtable on Opportunities In Science, Technology And Innovation In Egypt
- Biosafety of GMO Workshop in Egypt
- Breeding Options for Adaptation of Pearl Millet and Sorghum to Climate Variability in West Africa
- Scientists Call for Increase in Refuge Percentage
- Improved Potato Varieties Ensure Food Security in Peruvian Communities
- U of S, Kenyan and Ethiopian Partnership to Combat Hunger
- USDA Secretary Vilsack Challenges Seed Industry
- Launch of the New NEXGROW Alfalfa
- The Importance of Addressing Stacked Traits Issues in Agbiotech Dev't Projects
- Castor Bean As New Biodiesel Crop
- Investments Aim to Crack Wheat's "Tough Nuts"
- Evogene and Rasi Seeds to Develop Better Rice
- GM Oilseed to Produce More Healthful Oil
- New Website to Support Wheat Research
- Germany Sends Mixed Messages on Agricultural Biotechnology
- 10 Years Integrated Research Delivers for Improved and Safer Food Chain in the EU
- Bt Cotton Adoption Promotes Biocontrol Services
- Field Performance of GM Egyptian Cotton Varieties Expressing Bt Toxins Against Bollworms
- Effects of Pathogenic Roundworms on Evolution of Pink Bollworm Resistance to Cry1Ac
Beyond Crop Biotech
- EFSA's Public Consultation on Draft Guidance on ERA of GM Animals
- Proceedings of International Workshop for Islamic Scholars on Agri-biotechnology
- Meeting the Challenges of Global Climate Change and Food Security through Innovative Maize Research
Subscribe to CBU: