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Crop Biotech Update

What is the latest on crop biotechnology? Find out the latest world developments in crop biotechnology that are of relevance to developing countries. The Crop Biotech Update features concise news every week.

Read the October 16, 2019 issue


GM Approval Database

ISAAA presents an easy to use database of Biotech/GM crop approvals for various biotechnology stakeholders. It features the Biotech/GM crop events and traits that have been approved for commercialization and planting and/or for import for food and feed use with a short description of the crop and the trait.

Latest update (October 10, 2019): Brazil approved cotton event GHB811 for food, feed, and cultivation.


New Resources

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ISAAA Brief 54-2018: Executive Summary

Highlights of the ISAAA Report on the Global Status of Commercialized Biotech/GM Crops in 2018 (ISAAA Brief 54) are summarized in this 13-page booklet.

ISAAA Brief 54-2018: Infographics

This material provides a visual summary of the key findings of the ISAAA Report on the Global Status of Commercialized Biotech/GM Crops in 2018 (ISAAA Brief 54).

Pocket K No. 57:
Impact of GM Crops on Soil Health

Is planting GM crops beneficial or risky for soil health? Our latest Pocket K answers this question using previous studies investigating on the effect of GM crops on different soil health indicators

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Agricultural Biotechnology (A Lot More than Just GM Crops)

The booklet discusses in detail and in simple language agricultural biotechnology as it compares with conventional breeding, the agricultural biotechnology tools used in crops such as tissue culture and micropropagation, molecular breeding and marker-assisted selection, and genetic engineering and GM crops. A section on Answers to Frequently Asked Questions for food safety and environmental issues was also included to clarify important public concerns.

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Pocket K

Pocket K

Pocket Ks are Pockets of Knowledge, packaged information on crop biotechnology products and related issues available at your fingertips.

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