Genetic engineering not a priority for agriculture, International Assessment concludes

Publication - 26 January, 2010
A global review of agricultural development with 400 participating scientists concludes that industrial agriculture cannot continue, and GE is not a priority.

Executive summary: The first comprehensive global assessment of agricultural development ever conducted (International Assessment of Agricultural Knowledge, Science and Technology for Development or IAASTD) recently concluded that business-as-usual is not an option for the future of agriculture. The 400 scientists who participated in the review concluded that GE (genetically-engineered) crops are not a priority for feeding the world in 2050.

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See also:

Counting the Costs of Genetic Engineering - the report documents numerous case studies demonstrating the adverse environmental, economic and social impacts of genetic engineering, suggesting sustainable agricultural solutions instead.

Agriculture at a Crossroads: Food for Survival - Greenpeace report on the IAASTD report.

Agriculture at a Crossroads - the full report of the IAASTD available online.