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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.

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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 (December 10, 2019): The Philippines approved rice GR2E (Golden Rice) for food, feed, and processing.


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ISAAA Accomplishment Report 2019

This report includes the achievements of ISAAA through the Global Knowledge Center on Crop Biotechnology, its regional centers in Southeast Asia and Africa, as well as the significant contributions of Biotechnology Information Centers.

Which Eggplant Will You Choose?

The infographic shows a comparison of using conventional and Bt eggplant in terms of FSB infestation, in terms of insecticide use, marketable yield, effects on non-target organisms, and benefits to farmers' well-being.

Science and She: Empowering Women in Science

Building a culture that empowers women motivates them to do great things in science that will benefit their personal lives and the society. Their knowledge and experiences will lead the public to appreciate science and make informed decisions about technology applications such as biotechnology.

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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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