The consequences of delayed approvals of GM crops
Biotech crops (often termed Genetically Modified, GM) are grown in many countries in the world. ..[Read Full Story]..

Twenty years of GM crops: advantages and benefits
PG Economics have recently published a review of the advantages of using GM- ..[Read Full Story]..

London (09.07.17) – and interesting (and, to us, a somewhat unexpected)
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GM-sugar cane
London (09.07.17) – One of the many arguments over GM-crops that has come ..[Read Full Story]..

Slowly but surely?
Slowly, indeed: very slowly. But surely? Who knows?
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London (01.06.17) – After all the huffing and puffing, arguments and counter arguments ..[Read Full Story]..

A request for more (last?) words on glyphosate
London (01.06.17) – An eight-page letter has been sent to the President of the
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Whether and how to regulate gene editing
London (21.05.17) – Consideration on whether and how to regulate gene-editing ..[Read Full Story]..

New GM field trials in the UK
London (21.05.17) – The UK Department for Environment, Food & Rural ..[Read Full Story]..

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CropGen Mission

A consumer and media information initiative, CropGen's mission is to make the case for GM crops and foods by helping to achieve a greater measure of realism and better balance in the UK's public discussions on agriculture and food.

CropGen recognises that crop biotechnology offers many actual and potential benefits – benefits which are often overlooked or deliberately obscured in public debates.

CropGen accordingly participates in radio and TV interviews and presentations, briefs journalists, writes articles and letters, and offers speakers for private and public debates and meetings.

CropGen's views are entirely our own. None of the associates or experts is employed by or receives research funding either from the biotechnology industry or from any organisation campaigning against the use of biotechnology in agriculture and the food industry. Most CropGen contributors offer their services in the public interest.

Vistors to this website might be interested in seeing CropGen’s video contribution to what GM means, how it developed, and how – and why – it is used.

You can find it on the Talking of Food website (


An archive of GM is now open for visitors at the Science Museum’s site at Wroughton in Wiltshire. Details may be found here: ..[Read Full Story]..