This CAST literature review and report looks at problems caused by the current system of asynchronous approvals for biotech crops. The authors focus on the economic effects in countries that are major global commodity exporters and importers, which show that asynchrony in the global approval of new biotech crops and the resultant risk of low level presence (LLP) puts large volumes of trade worth billions of dollars at risk.
‘The Adoption of Genetically Engineered Alfalfa, Canola and Sugarbeets in the United States’ is the title of a report released by the USDA Economic Research Service (ERS) which found that “… most GE varieties of alfalfa, canola, and sugarbeets have herbicide-tolerant (HT) traits. The most common of these varieties are[…]Read More »
Patrick Moore, an original founding member of Greenpeace, is in a public fight with the group over it’s anti-Golden Rice stance. Golden Rice would provide enough beta carotene in a single serving to end Vitamin A deficiency in children’s diets, which he says kills 2 million children a year. Read[…]Read More »