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GM crops: Time to choose
Transgenic oilseed rape.
Today, just four countries account for 99% of the world's commercially grown transgenic crops. Many others have been stalling over whether to embrace transgenic agriculture, but won't be able to put off the decision for much longer. In this focus, Nature examines the state of play with features and interactive graphics, and presents a selection of articles from Nature, Nature Biotechnology and Nature Reviews Genetics.

Biosafety trials darken outlook for transgenic crops in Europe
Nature 425, 751 (23 October 2003)

Time to choose Free
In some countries, transgenic plants are already a part of mainstream farming. Will the rest of the world soon follow suit?
Nature 425, 655 (16 October 2003)

Damned if they do, damned if they don't... Free
It's crunch time for agribiotech in Britain, as politicians rule on the planting of commercial transgenic crops. The world is watching, says Jim Giles.
Nature 425, 657 (16 October 2003)

GM world view Free
Today, just four countries account for 99% of the world's commercially grown transgenic crops. But that is changing — policies are being thrashed out, laws drawn up and seeds sown. In this special graphic, we show how GM is taking root.

GM crops: Science politics and communication Free
A wide-ranging discussion of the issues from an international group of experts. Charles J. Arntzen, Andy Coghlan, Brian Johnson, Jim Peacock & Michael Rodemeyer
Nature Reviews Genetics 4, 839 (16 October 2003)

UK GM debate

The GM public debate: Context and communication strategies
What have we learned from the United Kingdom debate about the importance of the public communication of science?
Rosie Hails & Julian Kinderlerer

Nature Reviews Genetics 4, 819 (October 2003)

UK public opposes government on transgenic crops
Nature 425, 331 (25 September 2003)

UK government caught in GM dilema
Nature Biotechnology 21, 957 (September 2003)

UK experts map out route to licensing transgenic crops
Nature 425, 358 (24 July 2003)

Debate, what debate?
The UK government is squandering the chance to canvass public opinion on one of the hottest controversies in science.
Nature 423, 669 (12 June 2003)

Public input sought on transgenic farming
Nature 423, 627 (12 June 2003)

Hostilities resume over future of GM crops
Nature 419, 327 (26 September 2002)


Genetic modification Free special issue, in this month's Nature Reviews Genetics

Farm-scale evaluations

The battlefields of Britain
With its farm-scale trials of genetically modified crops, Britain has taken ecological studies of farming practices into new territory. But the trials are the focus of intense controversy. Trisha Gura spoke to the scientists involved.
Nature 412, 670–763 (2001)


Missing the big picture
Our understanding of the likely ecological impact of genetically modified crops is incomplete. But these holes in our knowledge are symptomatic of a wider failure adequately to address the science of sustainable agriculture.
Nature 421, 675 (13 February 2003)

Chinese agribiotech: Against the grain
China has long been a keen supporter of transgenic agriculture, and is still pouring money into developing the technology. So why are applications to market new genetically modified crops in limbo? Colin Macilwain investigates.
Nature 422, 111–112 (13 March 2003)

India debates results of its first transgenic cotton crop
Nature 421, 681 (13 February 2003)

Agribiotech: More heat than light
Nature 420, 730–731 (19 December 2002)

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