New PDF release: A Genetically Modified Future? Issues Vol 138

By Lisa Firth (Editor) Independence Educational Publishers Cambridge

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35 Issues a Preservation of choice in open seed markets and ability of subsistence farmers to save seed if desired. Development of uptake pathways in many countries. a Renewed investment needed in R&D for poor people’s (‘orphan crops’) crops – cowpea, millet, plantain, cassava, etc. , the parasitic weed Stryga, environmental stress resilience. a Creative mechanisms to bridge technology gaps and develop crop R&D capacity in developing countries such as collaboration between industrialised and developing countries capitalising on their strengths – advanced technologies in industrialised countries and agronomic aspects in developing countries.

G. g. basmati rice in India. a Grain reserves are historically low in relation to demand. a There are no major new prime lands for grain production (except possibly the Ukraine). Therefore, increases must come almost entirely from technology. a The technology challenge is amplified by progressive loss of prime arable land by erosion, desertification and urbanisation and by global climate change and associated uncertainties in environmental concerns. a Small farmers in many developing countries benefited from the first Green Revolution but not in SubSaharan Africa.

0 35% 35% 20 38% 36% 29% 23% 40 37% 60 80 100 Base: All young people aged 11-21 (704), April-May 2004. Copyright: Professor Helen Haste, Nestlé Social Research Programme/MORI. uk 31 Meanwhile in the Netherlands, 20,000 tonnes of rice from the US have been detained in Rotterdam and out of 23 shipments tested so far, three came up positive. In the UK, the government is detaining all shipments of US long grain rice until they are confirmed contamination-free. Speaking to Deutsche Welle, Ulrike Brendel, Greenpeace Germany GM campaigner, explained that the evidence is overwhelming.

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