ISAAA Brief 49-2014 Now Available! Get Your Copy Now!
Global Adoption and Approval of Biotech Crops in 2014
Voices and Views: Why Biotech?

20th Anniversary (1996 to 2015) of the Global Commercialization of Biotech Crops and Biotech Crop Highlights in 2015

Brief 51-2015ISAAA Brief 51-2015

Since 1996, 2 billon hectares of arable land – a massive area more than twice the landmass of China or the United States – have been planted with biotech crops. Additionally, it is estimated that farmers in up to 28 countries have reaped more than US$150 billion in benefits from biotech crops since 1996. This has helped alleviate poverty for up to 16.5 million small farmers and their families annually totaling about 65 million people, who are some of the poorest people in the world.

Top 10 Facts | Executive Summary | Press Release | Infographics | PPT Slides and Tables | Invitational Essays | Contents | List of Tables and Figures | Order Online

Videos: 20 Years Global Commercialization of Biotech Crops and 2015 Highlights | Highlights of the Biotech and Biosafety Status in Africa

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Crop Biotech Update | Biofuels Supplement

Crop Biotech Update LogoWhat 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 and is also available through the KC subscription service.

Special Edition: Nairobi ABBC-2015 Declaration: Lift Ban on GMO Imports in Kenya

Biotechnology Videos

2015 Biotech Crops Highlights

2015 Biotech Crops Highlights summarizes 20 years of global commercialization of biotech crops and 2015 Highlights

Issues and Challenges in Crop Biotechnology

Issues and Challenges in Crop Biotechnology is a collection of views and personal experiences of eminent scientists, regulators and communicators from 11 countries, in dealing with various issues and challenges in the adoption and acceptance of biotechnology and biotech crops.

Global Adoption and Approval of Biotech Crops in 2014

Global Adoption and Approval of Biotech Crops in 2014 summarizes the highlights of the Global Status of Commercialized Biotech/GM Crops: 2014 by Clive James, Founder and Emeritus Chair of ISAAA.

Watch: Highlights of the Biotech Status in Asia | Bt Cotton in India | Biotech Crops in Africa | Food Security

Highlights of the 2013 Report

In this video, Clive James, Founder and Emeritus Chair of ISAAA, presents the highlights of the global status of commercialized biotech crops in 2013.

Watch the Videos: Highlights of the 2013 Report | Highlights of the 2013 Report: Asia | Highlights of the 2013 Report: Africa | Highlights of the 2013 Report: The Americas | Feeding the World of Tomorrow | Benefits and Impact of Biotech Crops | Food Security | Biotech Crops in Africa: 2013

From the BICs

ISAAA India Biotech Information Center releases two new publications on Impact of Bt Cotton in India. The two new documents "Adoption and Impact of Bt Cotton in India, 2002 to 2010", and "Socio-Economic and Farm Level Impact of Bt Cotton in India" are part of the series of publications to mark the 10th year of Bt cotton cultivation in India. The series "Celebrating a Decade of Bt Cotton in India" will feature comprehensive overview of adoption, spread and socio-economic and farm level impact of Bt cotton in India from 2002-2011.

Malaysian Biotech Information Centre (MABIC) publishes a monthly free newspaper on biotech that aims to bridge biotech and the society. "The Petri Dish" signifies the increasing importance of biotech in our life style. The paper is to dish out all the interesting and innovative research work at universities, research institutes and industry and make it palatable for the society.

Communication Products

Voices and Views: Messages to the Public

The video summarizes the messages of biotech experts and stakeholders to the public. It addresses concerns on the safety of biotech crops and highlights the importance of public understanding of biotechnology, as well as the benefits that the public can get from biotech crop adoption. 

#BiotechisCool Board Game

This is ISAAA's first printable board game on biotechnology which highlights the fun facts on crop biotechnology such as the wonder bacterium and gene gun used for modifying crops and what farmers say about planting biotech crops.

ISAAA in 2016

ISAAA in 2016 summarizes the efforts of ISAAA to bring the benefits of biotechnology to the world, especially in the developing nations.

Voices and Views: Potential Benefits from Adopting GM Crops

This video presents the viewpoints of biotech experts and stakeholders from different countries about the possible impact of biotech crops in case non-adopting countries decide to commercialize biotech crops.

Biotech Conversations: Real Farmers from aAround the World Talk About Biotech

What do farmers from around the globe say about biotech crops? ISAAA answered this question by compiling farmers' testimonies on biotech crops and presented them in cartoons.

Pocket K No. 53: Anti-allergy Biotech Crops

Pocket K on Anti-allergy Biotech Crops, which presents how GM crops tested for allergens and how biotechnology applications are used to remove allergens in food crops.

WATCH: Benefits of Countries from Adopting and Importing GM Crops

The video presents the viewpoints of biotech experts and stakeholders from different adopting countries such as Burkina Faso, Brazil, South Africa, and China.

Infographic: Approved Transgenic Plant Events, 1992-2016

A new infographic featuring the number of GM plant events based on the GM Approval Database.

Pocket K No. 52: Marine Biotechnology

Biotechnological applications can be used to harness the potential of the marine environment for human benefit and fundamental biological progress. Know more about marine biotechnology in the latest Pocket K.

Where are Biotech Crops Grown in the World?

The infographic contains information about the 28 countries that planted biotech crops in 2015, based on ISAAA Brief 51.

John Templeton Foundation Project

Project Title: Adoption and Uptake Pathways of GM/Biotech Crops by Small-scale, Resource-poor Farmers: Comparative Studies in China, India, and the Philippines

Download PDFs:
Monograph: Cadres of Change: Transforming Biotech Farmers in China, India, and the Philippines
China: Full Report | Highlights (English) | Highlights (Chinese)
India: Full Report | Executive Summary (Hindi) | Highlights | Press Release (Hindi)
Philippines: Full Report | Highlights (English) | Highlights (Filipino)
International Conference: Highlights

Videos: Cadres of Change (10min) | Video Vignette

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