Growing Voices are a EuropaBio initiative aiming to highlight the broad based and growing constituency of interest in genetically modified (GM) crops in Europe.
Biotech has increased crop production, lowered CO2 emmissions and improved farm incomes by $133 billion since the first varieties were planted in 1996.
Biotech research in Europe is quite advanced thanks to the high number of University departments and Institutes rendering high output. The main issue we are facing today is how to capitalize that research within Europe.
Developing a new invention is not easy. In fact -- it can be quite hard! Paul Leonard, Head of Innovation & Technology Policy at BASF, explains exactly how intellectual property helps his company continually deliver innovative, new products to farmers year after year. More on www.ip52.org
UK government’s pro GM stance is a good example of leadership on the sustainable intensification in agriculture and at a European level it could be a game changer. How can GM technology be integrated along with other smart farming practices? Listen to the FFA video [40:55 – 44:12].
According to Jack Bobo, agriculture is not just a food security issue but it is also an economic and energy issues, as well as a US national security issue. Learn more about his viewpoint here.
Why not have the right to utilise latest technology? Get a farmer’s perspective on biotech crops.
Of the 28 countries with GM crops, 20 are developing ones.