Welcome to the CropLife International database of published papers and reviews demonstrating the benefits and safety implications associated with the use of agricultural biotechnology products.

Adoption of Agricultural biotechnology continues to rapidly grow worldwide. Current figures show that in 2014 global biotech crop hectarage continued to grow for the 19th consecutive year of commercialization; 18 million farmers in 28 countries planted  more than 181 million hectares in 2014, up from 175 million in 27 countries in 2013. Importantly, a new 2014 comprehensive global meta-analysis, on 147 published biotech crop studies over the last 20 years worldwide confirmed the significant and multiple benefits that biotech crops have generated over the past 20 years, 1995 to 2014; on average GM technology adoption has reduced chemical pesticide use by 37%, increased crop yields by 22%, and increased farmer profits by 68%. These findings corroborate earlier and consistent results from other annual global studies which estimated increases in crop productivity valued at US$133.3 billion for the period 1996-2013. (James C., 2015)

While studies recording, demonstrating and quantifying the benefits of biotechnology are available, they can be difficult to find. The purpose of this database is to enable you to quickly and easily locate and access credible scientific information about the demonstrated benefits of agricultural biotechnology products and the safety implications associated with their use.

All the papers have either been published in peer-reviewed journals or have been prepared by organisations that have summarised peer-reviewed studies.

Papers are organised primarily by the different categories of impact of biotechnology, with links on the left column to each impact category. Clicking on the link provides a summary and descripion of the impact and a list of papers in the database that relate to the relevant impact category.

The database search allows you to further specify your filters to find the right paper of interest. This option is interactive with the seach results updating as soon as a parameter is changed.

The list of studies is being continuously added to and updated, and your suggestions for the inclusion of additional studies are welcome via this form.

Recent Papers

  1. Comparative studies on the pollinator fauna and foraging activity of honey bees on Bt and non-Bt cotton hybrids
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  2. A 90 Day Safety Assessment of Genetically Modified Rice Expressing Cry1Ab/1Ac Protein using an Aquatic Animal Model
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  3. Comparison of the Level of Damage by Spodoptera frugiperda (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) on Genetically-Modified and Conventional Maize Plants in Northern Mexico
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  4. Food safety assessment of Cry8Ka5 mutant protein using Cry1Ac as a control Bt protein
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  5. Environmental impacts of genetically modified (gm) crop use 1996-2013: impacts on pesticide use and carbon emissions
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