ISAAA Briefs 41-2009

Brief 41: Global Status of Commercialized Biotech/GM Crops: 2009

Clive James
Chair, ISAAA Board of Directors



Fondazione Bussolera-Branca, Italy
Ibercaja, Spain

ISAAA gratefully acknowledges grants from Fondazione Bussolera-Branca and Ibercaja to support the preparation of this Brief and its free distribution to developing countries. The objective is to provide information and knowledge to the scientific community and society on biotech/GM crops to facilitate a more informed and transparent discussion regarding their potential role in contributing to global food, feed, fiber and fuel security, and a more sustainable agriculture. The author, not the co-sponsors, takes full responsibility for the views expressed in this publication and for any errors of omission or misinterpretation.

Published by:

The International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-biotech Applications (ISAAA).


ISAAA 2009. All rights reserved. Whereas ISAAA encourages the global sharing of information in Brief 41, no part of this publication maybe reproduced in any form or by any means, electronically, mechanically, by photocopying, recording or otherwise without the permission of the copyright owners. Reproduction of this publication, or parts thereof, for educational and non-commercial purposes is encouraged with due acknowledgment, subsequent to permission being granted by ISAAA.

Correct Citation:

James, Clive. 2009. Global Status of Commercialized Biotech/GM Crops: 2009. ISAAA Brief  No. 41. ISAAA: Ithaca, NY.



Publication Orders and Price:

Please contact the ISAAA SEAsiaCenter for your copy at Purchase on-line at, a hard copy of the full version of Brief 41, including the Special Feature on “Biotech Rice - Present Status and Future Prospects” by Dr. John Bennett and an Executive Summary. Cost is US$50 including express delivery by courier. The publication is available free of charge to eligible nationals of developing countries.

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