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Global status of GM crop development and commercialization

글로벌 GM작물 연구개발 및 상업화 동향

Cho, Jung-Il;Lee, Gang-Seob;Park, Soo-Chul
조정일;이강섭;박수철

  • Received : 2016.06.24
  • Accepted : 2016.06.24
  • Published : 2016.06.30

Abstract

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.

Keywords

GM crop;development;commercialization;global status

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Acknowledgement

Supported by : 농촌진흥청