For the first time since the introduction of biotech/GM crops almost two decades ago, developing countries have grown more hectares of biotech crops than industrialized countries, contributing to food security and further alleviating poverty in some of the world’s most vulnerable regions.
Communication Challenges and Convergence in Crop Biotechnology
The book presents case studies that offer unique and rich examples of how countries have been able to guide through the 'drama' of crop biotechnology as they shepherd innovations from the laboratory, greenhouse trials, multi-location trials, and hopefully to farmers' fields. Lessons learned from counter experiences will hopefully contribute to a better appreciation and understanding of the crucial role of science communication in the laboratory to farmer's field continuum.
- Cover, Table of Contents & Preface
- Chapter 1: Global Scenario on Crop Biotechnology: Communication Setting
- Chapter 2: Science Communication: Building Consensus on Crop Biotechnology
- Chapter 3: Philippines: Drama and Communication Behind Asia’s First Commercialized Bt Corn
- Chapter 4: India: Biotech Science Communication: Bridging Science and Society
- Chapter 5: China: Beyond Technology: Initiatives to Popularize Genetic Modification
- Chapter 6: Australia: Better Communication Through Better Understanding of the Target Audience
- Chapter 7: Thailand: Information Tug-of-War: Saga of Biotech Papaya
- Chapter 8: Malaysia: Biotechnology Awareness: From the Ivory Towers to the Masses
- Chapter 9: Bangladesh: Strategizing Communication in Commercialization of Biotech Crops
- Chapter 10: Vietnam: Paving the Way for Greater Awareness and Understanding of Biotechnology
- Chapter 11: Initiating Science Communication in the Organization of Islamic Conference Countries
- Chapter 12: Knowledge Sharing and Exchange in Plant Biotechnology: Experiences from the Plant Science Industry
- Chapter 13: Convergence in Science Communication: The Tipping Point
Crop Biotech Update | Biofuels Supplement
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 and is also available through the KC subscription service.
See contents of latest Crop Biotech Update Issue
May 22, 2013
• Scientists Identify Irish Potato Famine Culprit
• Wheat Initiative Issues Vision Document for Wheat Improvement
• US, Australia, and India Collaborate on Abiotic Stress Tolerant Cereals
• Bill Gates: Investing in Agriculture Essential to Combat Poverty
• Potential Economic Benefits of Adopting Bt Cotton in Selected COMESA Countries
• Evaluation of GM Crop Trade Barriers in East African Countries
• OFAB Annual Meeting in Tanzania Discuss Strategic Activities
• Ban of GM Food Importation in Kenya is Illegal, Ministry of Agriculture Official Claims
• Scientists Develop Biotech Soybean to Fight AIDS
• Canadian Wheat Alliance to Develop New Varieties
• Nitrogen Helps Absorb other Nutrients in Corn, Scientists Find
• High-tech Greenhouse Simulates Climates of the World
Asia and the Pacific
• Indonesia Approves First GM Sugarcane
• Genomics Essential Part of Crop Improvement Programs, ICRISAT Director General Says
• GM Crop Safety Analysis – Time for a Rethink
• Expert Urges Focus on Agriculture for Sustainable Development
• Survey Reveals UK's Attitudes Towards Science and Medicine
• Environmental Biosafety Assessment of Biotech Blue Gum in Tsukuba
• Effects of Weed Management Systems on Weed Species Communities in Glyphosate Resistant Crop Fields
Beyond Crop Biotech
• Researchers Use Bacteria to Stop Malaria
Sowing the Seeds of Success: A Decade of Biotech Corn Adoption in the Philippines
Sowing the Seeds of Success is a 10-minute video that presents an updated story of biotech corn in the Philippines, a decade after its commercialization. It complements the first ISAAA video entitled "Asia's First: The Bt Corn Story in the Philippines".
Kernels of Change
Kernels of Change summarizes the process that farmers in selected provinces of Luzon, Philippines, go through as they learn and eventually adopt biotech corn. The video is based on the study Adoption and Uptake Pathways of Biotech Crops in the Philippines conducted by the College of Development Communication in UP Los Baños; ISAAA; and the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA).
Biotech Crop Countries 1996-2012
Biotech Crop Countries 1996-2012 is a video that summarizes the countries that adopted biotech crops since its first commercialization in 1996 to 2012.
Pocket K 43 on Biotechnology and Climate ChangePocket K 43 covers the various contribution of biotech crops in mitigating the effects of climate change. This newest addition to the series also covers a short discussion on climate change and its effects in agriculture as well as biotech crops that are being developed or are in the pipeline that have tolerance to abiotic stresses such as salinity, drought and extreme temperatures.
Pocket K on Stacked Traits in Biotech CropsIt answers the following questions on biotech stacks: what is gene stacking, why is there a stack boom in the biotech crop market, and what does the future hold for biotech stacks.
May 23, 2013 • CROPLIFE
May 15, 2013 • DAILY MONITOR
May 7, 2013 • WESTERN FARM PRESS
May 2, 2013 • LEFASO.NET
May 1, 2013 • NATURE (PRINT)
From the BICs
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.