ISAAA Brief 49-2014: Contents

Global Status of Commercialized Biotech/GM Crops: 2014

  • List of Tables and Figures
  • Top Ten Facts about Biotech/GM Crops in 2014
  • Executive Summary: A separate supplement to this Brief and accessible at http://www.isaaa.org
  • Introduction
  • Global Area of Biotech Crops in 2014
  • Distribution of Biotech Crops in Industrial and Developing Countries
  • Distribution of Biotech Crops by Country    
    • USA
    • Brazil
    • Argentina
    • India
    • Canada
    • China
    • Paraguay
    • Pakistan
    • South Africa
    • Uruguay
    • Bolivia
    • Philippines
    • Australia
    • Burkina Faso
    • Myanmar
    • Mexico
    • Spain
    • Colombia
    • Sudan
    • Honduras
    • Chile
    • Portugal
    • Cuba
    • Czech Republic
    • Romania
    • Slovakia
    • Costa Rica
    • Bangladesh
    • European Union
    • Africa
  • Distribution of Biotech Crops, by Crop
    • Biotech Soybean
    • Biotech Maize
    • Biotech Cotton
    • Biotech Canola
    • Biotech Alfalfa
    • Other Biotech Crops
  • Distribution of Biotech Crops, by Trait
  • Global Adoption of Biotech Soybean, Maize, Cotton, Canola
  • Global Status of Regulatory Approvals
  • The Global Value of the Biotech Crop Market
  • Future Challenges
    • Feeding the World of 2050
    • UN Population Projections and Food Demand 
    • Small Resource-poor Farmers 
    • Food Security and Climate Change
  • Meeting the Challenges 
    • Contribution of Biotech Crops to Sustainability
    • Stewardship and Resistance Management of Biotech Crops
  • Increased adoption of biotech drought tolerant maize in the US
  • A selection of ”new” biotech crops approved and planned for commercialization in 2015 and beyond; they include two new food staple, potato and the vegetable brinjal (eggplant)
  • Highlights of Biotech Crops in Developing Countries in 2014
  • Potential New Biotech Crops in the Next 5 to 10 Years
  • Non-transgenic Biotech Products
  • Overview of Biotech Crops in Africa, Latin America and Asia
  • Closing Comments 
    • The Way Forward – The Role of Public-Private Partnerships (PPP )
    • Norman Borlaug’s Legacy and Advocacy of Biotech Crops

      Case Study 1 - Insect Resistant (Bt) Brinjal/Eggplant in Bangladesh
  • Case Study 2 - Herbicide Tolerant (HT) Soybean in Brazil
  • Case Study 3 - Drought Tolerant (DT) Sugarcane in Indonesia
  • Case Study 4 - Drought Tolerant (DT) Maize for Africa (WEMA Project)


  • Acknowledgments
  • References
  • Appendices
    • Appendix 1:    Global Crop Protection Market, 2014
    • Appendix 2:    Useful Tables and Charts on the International Seed Trade
    • Appendix 3:    Estimated Value of the Domestic Seed Market in Selected Countries for the Year 2012
    • Appendix 4:    Arable Land per Capita in Developing Asian Countries
    • Appendix 5:    Estimated Population of the 28 Biotech Countries in 2050, 2100
    • Appendix 6:    Commercial Release of Different Bt Cotton Varieties and Hybrids in Pakistan between 2010 and 2014
    • Appendix 7:    A List of Selected Biotech Crops at Various Stages of Field Testing in Different Countries
    • Appendix 8:    Miscellaneous Data and Conversions