THE FOOD CHAIN

EU Food and Feed Chain for a functioning evidence-based EU policy on GMOs

The EU Food and Feed Chain Coalition has issued a position paper calling for a functioning evidence-based EU policy on GMOs after the European Commission has proposed to allow Member States to ban the use of EU-approved GMOs for import.

Global Adoption and Approval of Biotech Crops in 2014

A record 181.5 million hectares of biotech crops were grown globally in 2014, at an annual growth rate of between 3 and 4%, up 6.3 million hectares from 175.2 million hectares in 2013. Listen to this recap video by ISAAA.

Intellectual Property Helps Farmers Grow

A new study measures the economic value of intellectual property to society and its necessity in enabling innovators to develop new technologies.

J.I. Serrano-Vela, Researcher, Coeliac Disease and Gluten Sensitivity Association, Spain

Juan Ignacio Serrano-Vela explains how GM wheat can offer tasty, nutritional and affordable food options for people with gluten sensitivity.

Prof. Martina Newell McGloughin, University of California Davis, USA

Biotech has a lot of potential for ensuring a sustainable food production system. Prof. McGloughin regrets that many promising technologies may never get out of the laboratories because of the current regulatory system.

Cooking Oils

Plant biotechnology improves the health profiles of cooking oils. Discover how the developers, Monsanto and DuPont Pioneer, have manipulated the genes to make soybean oil longer-lasting, potentially healthier and free of trans fats here.

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WHAT PEOPLE SAY
“Scientific opinions have confirmed time and again to the Commission that the cultivation of approved GM products is of no scientific concern.”
Angela Merkel, German Chancellor

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