Clive James print  
Educated in the UK
PhD Cambridge University
Emigrated to Canda
Researcher, Fedral Dept of Agriculture Canada
FAO Staff Rome Italy
Senior Adviser CIDA Canada
Deputy Director General CIMMYT Mexico
Founder and Chair of ISAAA

Experience- international agricultural research and development, and potential contribution of biotech crops in alleviating poverty and hunger
A Decade of Biotech Crops 1996-2005:Global Status and Future Prospects
A Decade of Biotech Crops 1996-2005:Global Status and Future Prospects In the early 1990s, some were skeptical that genetically modified (GM) crops, also referred to as biotech crops, could deliver improved products and make an impact at the farm level. There was even more skepticism that developing countries would adopt biotech crops. 2005 was the tenth anniversary of the commercialization of biotech crops, when the one-billionth cumulative acre of biotech crops was planted globally. The adoption of biotech crops, during the first decade of commercialization is reviewed, with the most recent status in 2005 characterized. The benefits that biotech crops offer global society are summarized including their contribution to: global food, feed and fiber security; a safer environment; a more sustainable agriculture; and the alleviation of poverty and hunger in the developing countries of the world. Data on current global status of biotech crops are complemented with a commentary on future prospects in the second decade of commercialization 2006-2015.