Developing countries grow more genetically modified crops than industrialised countries do

The International Service for the Aquisition of Agri-biotech Applications (ISAAA) says that, for the first time, developing countries have grown more hectares of biotech crops than industrialized countries. Biotech crops are also called genetically modified (GM) crops or genetically engineered crops.

ISAAA is worth watching because it’s a ‘not-for-profit international organization that shares the benefits of crop biotechnology to various stakeholders, particularly resource-poor farmers in developing countries, through knowledge sharing initiatives and the transfer and delivery of proprietary biotechnology applications.’

I told you I have an open mind on GM, didn’t I? I’m a bit tired of the rudeness – assuming that I’m a pro-organic townie zealot who doesn’t care about children, blah blah – but that’s how it is when you dare to mention GM. People have strong opinions. You might choose to follow my ‘genetic modification’ tag, and several of the links on my News Outlets page, for more on this topic.

About argylesock

I wrote a PhD about veterinary parasitology so that's the starting point for this blog. But I'm now branching out into other areas of biology and into popular science writing. I'll write here about science that happens in landscapes, particularly farmland, and about science involving interspecific interactions. Datasets and statistics get my attention. Exactly where this blog will lead? That's a journey that I'm on and I hope you'll come with me.
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