Feb 23, 2009
Our February 2009 report looks behind the spin and exposes the reasons why GM crops cannot contribute to poverty reduction, global food security or sustainable farming.
'Who benefits from GM crops' warns that biotech
crops are benefiting biotech food giants instead of small farmers and
the world’s hungry population, which due to the food crisis is
projected to increase to 1.2 billion by the year 2025.
The report exposes hard facts about genetically
modified (GM) crops grown today – facts that conflict dramatically
with the hype concerning speculative future GM crops that may never
The findings of the report support a comprehensive United Nations assessment of world agriculture which concluded in 2008 among other things that GM crops have very little potential to alleviate poverty and hunger.