New database about approval for GM crops

Probably the least catchy of titles belongs to the International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-biotech Applications (ISAAA). Not catchy! But these people have a lot of information to share.

This week, they announce a new database about approval for GM crops. That’s genetically modified crops, also called genetically engineered (GE) or biotech crops. ISAAA says, ‘In 2012, 170.3 million hectares of commercialized biotech crops were planted by more than 17 million farmers in 28 developing and industrial countries worldwide. These numbers are clear indications that many farmers from different agricultural conditions choose biotech crops because of the benefits they offer.’

You can get ISAAA’s newsletter delivered to your email inbox. I do. You can search the new GM database for crops or countries that interest you.


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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4 Responses to New database about approval for GM crops

  1. drbausman says:

    Reblogged this on Dr. B. A. Usman's Blog.

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