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Crop Biotechnology allows farmers to grow more on less land

Crop Biotechnology has enabled an increase in production since its introduction in 1996

Crop Biotechnology reduces greenhouse gas emissions by using less fuel and tilling less soil

GM Crops offer excellent return on investment especially for farmers in developing countries

 

Video 1 - 2013 - Graham Brookes - BIO - GMO Crop Report - "GM crops: global socio-economic and environmental impacts 1996-2011"

Video 2 - Graham Brookes, Benefits of Ag Biotech, National Press Club of Australia

 

Graham Brookes - the socio-economic and enviromental benefits of GM crops.

Published on 12 Dec 2012 Graham Brookes, Director of PG Economics, is an internationally renowned economist with over 25 years' experience in undertaking research and analysis on the impact of policy, regulation and the introduction of new technology in agriculture. Globally recognised as a leader in his field, Mr Brookes has extensively examined the socioeconomic and environmental benefits of new technologies on the agriculture and food sectors. He has undertaken a number of research projects relating to the benefits of agricultural biotechnology. This work includes: an annual analysis of the global economic and environmental benefits of GM crops as well as multiple peer-reviewed papers on co existence of GM and non GM crops; the possible impact of biotech crops in a number of EU countries (eg, UK, Poland, Slovakia and Hungary); the impact of GMO labelling in Europe; the economic impact of GMO zero tolerance legislation; and the cost to the UK economy of failure to embrace agricultural biotechnology. The production of biotech crops in Australia has attracted a great deal of attention from the media, often driven by misinformation and a lack of understanding about the science of biotechnology. Mr Brookes is a specialist in analysing the impact of technology on regional and national economies and the environment and provides a fascinating international perspective and associated case studies on the ways in which biotechnology can assist in meeting the future challenges of global food security.