The real success story of GM cotton and edible cotton oil in India 2002-2011

A wonderful colorful and readable booklet about the success of Bt cotton in India has been made available from the ISAAA website for India.A sample table from this booklet tells the story of the massive expansion of cotton output over…

Mandy and Fanny cartoon book for teaching kids about sustainable farming– from ISAAA

Welcome to ISAAA - India Biotech Information CenterMandy and Fanny: The Future of Sustainable AgricultureA novel educational cartoon publication featuring two characters, “Mandy” and “Fanny”, which illustrates the attributes of biotech/genetically modified (GM) crops –biotech maize (corn) and biotech cotton…

Current science for improving water stress resilience in plants

Two brief introductions about how to overcome stress damage in crops have appeared in this months ISB April 2011 newsletter, coming out of Virginia Polytech.They cover manipulation of leaf pore (stomata)  density and better triggering of plant stress responses:Regulation of…

Journalists always look at things differently– especially farm economics

It pays not to cultivate GM crops, survey findsBy Steve Connor, Science EditorFriday, 8 OctoberUK IndependentThe first economic analysis of growing genetically modified crops on a wide scale has found that the biggest winners were the farmers who decided not…

Transgenic corn’s resistance to pests has benefited even non-transgenic corn

Genetically modified crop resistance to pests benefits non-modified crop, U of Minnesota study findsAreawide suppression dramatically reduced the estimated $1 billion in annual losses caused by European corn borerTransgenic corn's resistance to pests has benefited even non-transgenic corn, a new study led…

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