Empirical Research on the Socio-Economic Impacts of GM Crops Seriously Inadequate

There is a lack of empirical and comprehensive research on the socio-economic impacts of GM crops. The majority of published research has mainly focused on a restricted set of monetary economic parameters with serious shortcomings in the methodologies. […]

A New Politics of Care in Biotechnology Governance

A framework of care-based ethics and politics can be directly used to guide the assessment of socio-economic and ethical considerations within formal biotechnology regulatory systems. […]

GM Crops Won’t Feed the Hungry, But Agroecology Will

The basic problem with GM crops as a solution to feeding the hungry is that it does not address the issue of food access for the poorest of the poor. Agroecology is a better way to help poor farmers improve production and avoid unnecessary financial risk. […]

Study Questions Sustainability of GM Soy Production in Argentina

This study finds a conflict between the so-called success of the “soybeanization” of Argentinian agriculture in terms of production and profit records, and the long-term social, economic, and environmental sustainability of this model of production. […]

Broadening the Debate on the Development of Cisgenic Plants

This paper underscores the importance of broadening the scope of the debate on emerging plant breeding technologies, such as cisgenic GM plants. […]

Reported Contamination by GM-Ethanol Corn in Nebraska

Enogen, a genetically modified corn for ethanol production, has reportedly contaminated non-GM white corn grown in Nebraska that is used to make flour, presenting risks of market rejection for non-GMO and organic corn growers. […]

Herbicide-Resistant Weeds Increase Weed Management Costs for GE Cotton Farmers

A study of U.S. GE cotton producers analyzes the before and after weed management costs following the emergence of weed resistance on their farms, and finds that the average costs of managing weeds is increased by US$98 per hectare. […]

GM Delivers No Advantage in Crop Yields After 20 Years

A new analysis has found that GM crops in the US and Canada have shown no discernible advantage in yields nor led to an overall reduction in the use of chemical pesticides when measured against non-GM varieties in Western Europe. […]

Assessing Sustainability of GM Crops and Socioeconomic Considerations

A study using stakeholder consultations on the sustainability of cultivating GM potato in Norway provides important findings for the development of frameworks and guidelines for assessing the sustainability and socio-economic considerations of GM crops. […]

Integrating Socio-Economic Considerations into Biosafety Regulations

An analysis of socio-economic considerations in biosafety regulations in 34 countries reveals the significant challenges, opportunities and needs involved in ensuring an effective, holistic and democratic integration. […]