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
June 13, 2013
• The 50 Pact - Renewing Borlaug's Promise
• ISAAA Upgrades GM Approval Database
• Entine: Biotechnology Should Be Central to Food Security
• 2013 World Seed Congress Held in Greece
• Scientists Develop Crop Models to Feed 9 Billion People by Mid-Century
• Tanzanian Scientist Calls for More Research in Agri-biotech
• AU Expert Panel Urges Africa to Boost STI Capacity
• Researchers Turn to Molecular Markers to Improve Wheat
• No GM Wheat Strain in US Exports
• Transgenic Citrus Trees to Help Growers Overcome Greening
Asia and the Pacific
• Study: Bt Cotton Benefits Low-income Farmers in India
• Scientists Speak up about Phil CA's Decision on Bt Eggplant Trials
• CAST Annual Meeting Tackles "Genetic Engineering for Better Life"
• PARC and IRRI Collaborate to Promote Rice Research
• Scientists Explain the Mechanism Behind Phototropism
• 2nd Phase of Teagasc GM potato Study Begins in Carlow
• Scientists Investigate Processing of Bt toxin in the Gut of Armyworm Larvae
Beyond Crop Biotech
• Scientists at CSIRO develop Stem Cell Safety Test
• Oxitec Reports Suppression of Dengue Mosquito in Brazilian Trials
• 11th ISPA Conference
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.
A new infographic on the 2012 Global Status of Commercialized Biotech/GM Crops is now available at the ISAAA website. It summarizes the important details presented by Clive James in the annual review.
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.
June 17, 2013 • BIOTECHBLOG.COM
June 14, 2013 • THE MALAYSIAN RESERVE
June 10, 2013 • TIMES OF OMAN
June 8, 2013 • DAILYFINANCE.COM
June 8, 2013 • BUSINESS MIRROR (ONLINE)
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.