Unlocking Crop Biotechnology in Developing Countries––A Report from the Field uri icon

abstract

  • Disputes continue to flare over acceptable safety standards for biotechnology products, and the potential for these technologies to address agricultural needs. Benefits have been documented for a limited number of genetically modified (GM) crops, however, official permission to plant GM seeds in developing countries has not been granted in most countries. Six country studies examined regulatory decision-making, efficiencies, and bottlenecks for GM crops. Building on these, a Conceptual Framework is proposed for implementing biosafety. The paper then highlights political, trade, and market issues external to the Framework, and concludes with recommendations to help unlock GM safety approvals. (C) 2004 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

publication date

  • 2004
  • 2004
  • 2004