Transgenic Plants and world agriculture

11 July 2000

The many crucial decisions to be made in the areas by private corporations, governments, and individuals will affect the future of humanity and the planet's natural resources. These decisions will be based on the best scientific information in order to allow effective choices of policy options.

For this reason, representatives of seven of the worlds academies of science (Brazil, China, India, Mexico, The Third World Academy, the Royal Society and the National Academy of Sciences of the US) have come together to provide recommendations to the developers and overseers of GM technology and to offer scientific perspectives to the ongoing public debate on the potential role of GM technology.

The following is the complete report from the seven academies.