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Who benefits from GM crops? 2006 - 2011

A series of yearly reports on the impact of Genetically Modified Crops (GM) in agriculture.

who benefits from gm crops? - 2011 coverThe biotech industry and its sponsors generate considerable hyperbole about the benefits that GMOs provide to farmers, consumers and the environment. Every year the International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-Biotech Applications (ISAAA) issues an annual report on genetically modified (GM) crops, but these tend to be based on creative accounting and baseless plaudits.

 

ISAAA states that it is a not-for-profit, international organisation that shares the benefits of crop biotechnology with various stakeholders including, in particular, poor farmers. Yet ISAAA is partly funded by biotech corporations such as Monsanto and Bayer Crop Science, as well as pro-GM US government bodies, and its data is characterised by exaggerated and unsubstantiated claims about the successes of GM crops. It ignores increasing evidence showing that GM crops do not generate higher yields or help to solve hunger but are actually increasing pesticide use,

contaminating seeds and food, and destroying poor.


This series of reports is a counterweight to the ISAAA's propaganda. Every year we analyse the major new developments regarding genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in various regions around the world, including new evidence and testimony from our member groups.

 

who benefits from gm crops? - 2011

Friends of the Earth International, February 2011: This annual report analyses major new developments regarding genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in various regions around the world, including new evidence and testimony from our member groups. In this 2011 edition, we focus particularly on pesticide use, increasing public and legal opposition to GMOs, and the biotech industry’s move into breeding and attempting to release genetically modified animals.

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Who benefits from GM crops? 2010

Friends of the Earth International, September 2010: Every year, the International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-Biotech Applications, which is partly funded by the biotech industry, publishes figures on the cultivation of GM crops around the world. This annual review is never short on hyperbole. In response we publish a fully referenced report analysing the area of GM crops in the world, and providing evidence on their impacts in the countries that have planted them.

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Who benefits from GM crops? 2009

Friends of the Earth International, February 2009: The biotechnology industry has aggressively touted GM as a solution to hunger and the global food crisis. Their arguments have been accepted by many politicians. This short briefing is a summary looks behind the spin and exposes the reasons why GM crops cannot, and are unlikely ever, to contribute to poverty reduction, global food security or sustainable farming.

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who benefits from GM crops? - 2006 factsheet.

Friends of the Earth International, January 2006: This factsheet highlights the key facts regarding the way in which GM crops have been introduced into our environment between 1996 and 2005. It describes how the rapid penetration of GM crops in a limited number of countries has largely been the result of the aggressive strategies of the biotech industry, particularly pushed by top GM crop leader Monsanto, rather than the consequence of the benefits derived from the use of this technology.

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Who Benefits from GM crops? - 2007 factsheet

Friends of the Earth International, January 2007: Highlights from the report 'Who benefits from GM crops? An Analysis of the global performance of genetically modified (GM) crops 1996-2006'. In 2006 the spread of Genetically Modified (GM) crops worldwide showed signs of stalling. Production of GM crops on a large scale continued to be limited to a few crops and countries and have not addressed the main agricultural problems and challenges facing farmers in most countries. They have not proven to be superior to conventional crops, and the ‘second generation’ GM farm crops with attractive “food traits” promised by the industry has not appeared.

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who benefits from gm crops? - 2007 summary - mandarin

Friends of the Earth International, January 2007: Summary from the report 'Who benefits from GM crops? An Analysis of the global performance of genetically modified (GM) crops 1996-2006'. In 2006 the spread of Genetically Modified (GM) crops worldwide showed signs of stalling. Production of GM crops on a large scale continued to be limited to a few crops and countries and have not addressed the main agricultural problems and challenges facing farmers in most countries. They have not proven to be superior to conventional crops, and the ‘second generation’ GM farm crops with attractive “food traits” promised by the industry has not appeared.

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who benefits from gm crops? - 2007 summary - indonesian

Friends of the Earth International, January 2007: Summary from the report 'Who benefits from GM crops? An Analysis of the global performance of genetically modified (GM) crops 1996-2006'. In 2006 the spread of Genetically Modified (GM) crops worldwide showed signs of stalling. Production of GM crops on a large scale continued to be limited to a few crops and countries and have not addressed the main agricultural problems and challenges facing farmers in most countries. They have not proven to be superior to conventional crops, and the ‘second generation’ GM farm crops with attractive “food traits” promised by the industry has not appeared.

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Who Benefits from GM crops? - 2007 executive summary

Friends of the Earth International, January 2007: Summary from the report 'Who benefits from GM crops? An Analysis of the global performance of genetically modified (GM) crops 1996-2006'. In 2006 the spread of Genetically Modified (GM) crops worldwide showed signs of stalling. Production of GM crops on a large scale continued to be limited to a few crops and countries and have not addressed the main agricultural problems and challenges facing farmers in most countries. They have not proven to be superior to conventional crops, and the ‘second generation’ GM farm crops with attractive “food traits” promised by the industry has not appeared.

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Who benefits from GM crops? 2009 executive summary

Friends of the Earth International, February 2009: The biotechnology industry has aggressively touted GM as a solution to hunger and the global food crisis. Their arguments have been accepted by many politicians. This short briefing is a summary of a new Friends of the Earth International (FoEI) report that looks behind the spin and exposes the reasons why GM crops cannot, and are unlikely ever, to contribute to poverty reduction, global food security or sustainable farming.

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who benefits from GM crops? - 2007 full report

Friends of the Earth International, January 2007: This report highlights the lack of comprehensive studies on the performance of GM crops in every country that has commercialized them, and this consequently calls into question their claimed benefits. No country in the world has produced a comprehensive study of the real impact of GM crops at the farm level. There is no adequate analysis of pesticide use, yields, weed/pest resistance, or effects upon smaller growers over the short, medium or long term that includes a comparison with existing conventional varieties and other agricultural methods such agroecology or organic food production.

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who benefits from GM crops? - 2006 full report

Friends of the Earth International, January 2006: This report analyzes the way in which GM crops have been introduced into our environment between 1996 and 2005. It describes how the rapid penetration of GM crops in a limited number of countries has largely been the result of the aggressive strategies of the biotech industry, particularly pushed by top GM crop leader Monsanto, rather than the consequence of the benefits derived from the use of this technology.

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who benefits from GM Crops? - 2006 executive summary

Friends of the Earth International, January 2006: This report summarises the way in which GM crops have been introduced into our environment between 1996 and 2005. It describes how the rapid penetration of GM crops in a limited number of countries has largely been the result of the aggressive strategies of the biotech industry, particularly pushed by top GM crop leader Monsanto, rather than the consequence of the benefits derived from the use of this technology.

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Who benefits from GM crops? 2008 executive summary

Biotechnology proponents claim that genetically modified (GM) crops are good for consumers, farmers and the environment, and that they are growing in popularity around the world. However, such claims are seldom subjected to scrutiny. As in past editions of “Who Benefits from GM Crops?” we here provide a fact-based assessment of GM crops around the world, and address common misconceptions about their impacts. In this 2008 edition, we report on new trends and findings, particularly the rise in pesticide use with GM crops.

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who benefits from GM Crops? 2008: The rise in pesticide use

Friends of the Earth International, 2008: Biotechnology proponents claim that genetically modified (GM) crops are good for consumers, farmers and the environment, and that they are growing in popularity around the world. Unfortunately, journalists often report such claims as fact, without first subjecting them to critical scrutiny. As in past editions of "Who Benefits from GM Crops?" we here attempt to provide a nuanced, fact-based assessment of GM crops around the world, and to clear up common misconceptions about their nature and impacts. In this 2008 edition, we report on new trends and findings, particularly the rise in pesticide use with GM crops.

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