ISAAA is a not-for-profit international organization that shares the benefits of new bioscience technologies to key stakeholders, particularly resource-poor farmers in developing countries, through knowledge sharing, support to capacity building initiatives, and partnerships.
ISAAA Brief 56-2021: Breaking Barriers with Breeding: A Primer on New Breeding Innovations for Food Security
ISAAA developed a primer on gene editing with a special focus on its implications on food security. Top experts on the most relevant topics were invited to write a chapter to ensure that each facet of the technology is accurately covered in the right perspective.
ISAAA Brief 55-2019: Global Status of Commercialized Biotech/GM Crops: 2019
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GM Approval Database
Approvals for commercialization and planting and/or food and feed use with crop and trait descriptions
Latest update (March 3, 2023): Brazil approved the wheat event HB4 for commercial cultivation.
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Agricultural Biotechnology (A Lot More than Just GM Crops)
The booklet discusses in detail and in simple language agricultural biotechnology as it compares with conventional breeding, the agricultural biotechnology tools used in crops such as tissue culture and micropropagation, molecular breeding and marker-assisted selection, and genetic engineering and GM crops. A section on Answers to Frequently Asked Questions for food safety and environmental issues was also included to clarify important public concerns.
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