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.
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May 4, 2016
• From Plant to Crop: The Past, Present, and Future of Plant Breeding
• Uganda's Farmers & Youths Petition Parliament to Pass the Biosafety Bill into Law
• ISAAA Report on Biotech Crops Launched in Burkina Faso
• Scientists Use Nanoparticles to Boost Crop Growth with Reduced Fertilizer
• Texas AgriLife Scientists Study 'War of Plants'
• Prion-like Protein Found in Plants
Asia and the Pacific
• Researchers Discover Plant Mechanism that Regulates Flowering in Warm Temperatures
• Plant Biotech Continues to Gain Ground in the Philippines
• Scientists Develop New Gene-Detecting Technology that Could Bring Super Wheat
• Bt Toxin Has No Effects on Survival, Pollen Consumption, or Learning of Honey Bees
• Overexpression of AtGchI Increases Folate Precursors in Common Bean Seeds
Beyond Crop Biotech
• The Herring Genome Provides Insight on How Species Adapt to the Environment
• Banana Research in Africa: Modern Breeding Techniques, Regulatory and Biosafety Issues
From the BICs
• UBIC-NARO Showcases Information on Modern Biotech at Agribiz Expo
• Policy Makers Attend Biotech and Biosafety Sensitization Seminar Burkina Faso
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.
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
Cadres of Change: Transforming Biotech Farmers in China, India, and the Philippines
Cadres of Change is a 10- minute video based on the project research Adoption and Uptake Pathways of GM/Biotech Crops by Small-scale, Resource-poor Asian Farmers in China, India, and the Philippines consolidates the farmer narratives from the three countries on adoption and uptake pathways of biotech crops.
See also the Video Vignette
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".
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.
The report features the efforts and accomplishments of ISAAA for 2015 as its contribution for the global populace. ISAAA continues to feed the world with knowledge, strengthen skills, and unify voices with the hope that crop biotechnology will provide solutions to the most pressing needs of farmers, consumers, and the whole community.
April 22, 2016 • ACNNEWSWIRE
April 20, 2016 • KOMPAS.COM
April 20, 2016 • PABIC.COM.PK
April 16, 2016 • NTV
April 14, 2016 • SEED WORLD
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
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