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The Case for a GM-Free Sustainable World

USD 12.00 Publisher: TWN & ISIS
ISBN: 9839747991
Year: 2003
No. of pages:
Size of book: 14.5cm x 21.5cm
Author: Drafted by Mae-Wan Ho & Lim Li C
About the Book

The Independent Science Panel (ISP) on GM - launched 10 May 2003 at a public conference in London attended by the then UK environment minister Michael Meacher and 200 other participants - consists of dozens of prominent scientists from seven countries, spanning the disciplines of agroecology, agronomy, biomathematics, botany, chemical medicine, ecology, histopathology, microbial ecology, molecular genetics, nutritional biochemistry, physiology, toxicology and virology.

As their contribution to the global GM debate, the ISP has compiled this complete dossier of evidence on the known problems and hazards of GM crops as well as on the manifold benefits of sustainable agriculture.

Read it to make the right choice for the future of agriculture and food security. 



Executive Summary

Part 1: NO Future for GM crops?

1 Why Not GM Crops?
2. Escalating Problems on the Farm

Part 2: GM Crops Not Safe

3 Science & Precaution
4 Safety Tests on GM Foods
5 Transgene Hazards
6 Terminator Crops Spread Male Sterility
7 Herbicide Hazards
8 Horizontal Gene Transfer
9 The CaMV 35S Promoter
10 Transgenic DNA More Likely to Spread
11 Horizontal Transfer of Transgenic DNA
12 Hazards of Horizontal Gene Transfer
13 Conclusion to Parts 1 & 2

Part 3: The Manifold Benefits of Sustainable Agriculture

14 Why Sustainable Agriculture?
15 Higher or Comparable Productivity & Yields
16 Better Soils
17 Cleaner Enviroment
18 Reduced Pesticides & No Increase in Pests
19 Supporting Biodiversity & Using Diversity
20 Environmental & Economic Sustainability
21 Ameliorating Climate Change
22 Efficient & Profitable Production
23 Improved Food Security & Benefits to Local Communities
24 Organics for Health
25 Conclusion to Part 3


Statement of the Indepentat Science Panel

Independent Science Panel on GM: List of Members 

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