Publisher : The Korean Society of Plant Biotechnology
DOI : 10.5010/JPB.2016.43.2.147
Title & Authors
Global status of GM crop development and commercialization Cho, Jung-Il; Lee, Gang-Seob; Park, Soo-Chul;
Global GM crops continue to grow. They have reached 181 million hectares. A total of 28 countries have approved biotech crops for planting. More than 60 countries have approved biotech crops to be imported as food and feed since 1996, meaning that biotech crops are now commonly accepted in those countries. Although biotech crops provide key solutions for the challenge of global food security in the future due to population growth and climate change, there are still some debates on whether biotech crops should be accepted in many countries including Korea. Therefore, it is very important to make people understand that GM crops will provide benefits to both farmers and consumers. In this review, current global status of GM crop development and commercialization are summarized.
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