ISAAA Briefs 51-2015

Brief 52: Global Status of Commercialized Biotech/GM Crops: 2016



ISAAA prepares this Brief and supports its free distribution to developing countries. The objective is to provide information and knowledge to the scientific community and society on biotech/GM crops to facilitate a more informed and transparent discussion regarding their potential role in contributing to global food, feed, fiber and fuel security, and a more sustainable agriculture. ISAAA takes full responsibility for the views expressed in this publication and for any errors of omission or misinterpretation.

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The International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-biotech Applications (ISAAA).


ISAAA 2016. All rights reserved. Whereas ISAAA encourages the global sharing of information in Brief 52, no part of this publication may be reproduced in any form or by any means, electronically, mechanically, by photocopying, recording or otherwise without the permission of the copyright owners. Reproduction of this publication, or parts thereof, for educational and non-commercial purposes is encouraged with due acknowledgment, subsequent to permission being granted by ISAAA.

Correct Citation:

ISAAA. 2016. Global Status of Commercialized Biotech/GM Crops: 2016. ISAAA Brief No. 52. ISAAA: Ithaca, NY.

This 2016 ISAAA Brief is an extension of the 20 Volumes of Annual Briefs (1996 to 2015) on global status of biotech/GM crops authored by Clive James, Founder & Emeritus Chairman of ISAAA.



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Full Brief 52 and the Executive Summary are downloadable free of charge from the ISAAA website ( Please contact the ISAAA SEAsiaCenter to acquire a hard copy of the full version of Brief 52.

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