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November 18th, 2015 / ISAAA, US

thumb.aspxIn spite of the rapid adoption of GM crops, their use remains contentious. Public opposition and overregulation have become real threats to further developments in modern plant sciences. It is widely believed that GM crops are bad for human health, damage the environment, and hurt smallholder farmers in developing countries, but research shows that the opposite is true. Matin Qaim, a professor of agricultural economics in Germany, has studied the impacts around the world. He has now written a book about his 20 years of experience. The book “Genetically Modified Crops and Agricultural Development” was recently published by Palgrave Macmillan. Read more