Transgenic Plants for Food Security in the Context of Development

Proceedings of a Study Week
Ingo Potrykus and Klaus Ammann (eds)
New Biotechnology, Vol. 27, Issue 5, November 2010
Scripta Varia 113
ISSN 1871-6784



President Werner Arber

Constraints to biotechnology introduction for poverty alleviation

Ingo Potrykus

Food insecurity, hunger and malnutrition: necessary policy and technology changes

Joachim von Braun

Achieving food security in times of crisis

M.S. Swaminathan

The past, present and future of crop genetic modification

Nina V. Fedoroff

Lessons from the ‘Humanitarian Golden Rice’ project: regulation prevents development of public good genetically engineered crop products

Ingo Potrykus

Transgenic crops coping with water scarcity

Eleonora Cominelli and Chiara Tonelli

Golden Rice and ‘Golden’ crops for human nutrition

Peter Beyer

Inactivation of allergens and toxins

Piero Morandini

Modifying agricultural crops for improved nutrition

Martina Newell McGloughlin

Knowledge and technologies for sustainable intensification of food production

Richard Flavell

Genetic engineering compared to natural genetic variations

President Werner Arber

Needs for and environmental risks from transgenic crops in the developing world

Jonathan Gressel

Does the use of transgenic plants diminish or promote biodiversity?

Peter H. Raven

Food safety risks and consumer health

Bruce M. Chassy

Genetically modified myths and realities

Wayne Parrott

Benefits of genetically modified crops for the poor: household income, nutrition, and health

Matin Qaim

Economic impacts of policies affecting crop biotechnology and trade

Kym Anderson

Support for international agricultural research: current status and future challenges

Robert S Zeigler and Samarendu Mohanty

Intellectual property, commercial needs and humanitarian benefits: must there be a conflict?

Anatole Krattiger

The private sector’s role in public sector genetically engineered crop projects

Ingo Potrykus

Ethical arguments relevant to the use of GM crops

Albert Weale

Experience from use of GMOs in Argentinian agriculture, economy and environment

Moisés Burachik

Do Russia and Eastern Europe need GM plants?

Konstantin Skryabin

First generation biofuels compete

Marshall A. Martin

GMO foods and crops: Africa’s choice

Robert Paarlberg

Epistemic brokerage in the bio-property narrative: contributions to explaining opposition to transgenic technologies in agriculture

Ronald J. Herring

Trade and commerce in improved crops and food: an essay on food security

Drew L. Kershen

The regulation of agricultural biotechnology: science shows a better way

Henry I. Miller

The costly benefits of opposing agricultural biotechnology

Andrew Apel

Challenges and responsibilities for public sector scientists

Marc Van Montagu