By JULIA DAY, STEPS Centre member
I am pleased to announce the launch of the STEPS Centre Biotechnology Research Archive – spanning ten years of IDS research – and a new Working Paper and briefing from Dominic Glover, Undying Promise: Agricultural Biotechnology’s Pro-poor Narrative, Ten Years On.
To launch the archive and paper we are holding a Dangerous Ideas in Development event – GM Crops and the Global Food Crisis – in Parliament today with the APPG on Debt, Aid and Trade and Erik Millstone, Peter Newell and Dominic Glover speaking. If you are unable to make it, we will have a podcast of the session and photos available online afterwards – keep an eye on this blog or on the STEPS website. We have also worked with id21 to produce a Viewpoints on GM Crops and with Eldis to update the Biotechnology Key Issues Guide (which is not quite complete but will be online very soon).
Here are all the links to the new material:
Theme 2 – Regulating GM crops
Theme 3 – The role of the private sector and corporate control
Theme 4 – Public participation and the politics of policy
STEPS briefing 15 – Transgenic cotton: a ‘pro-poor’ success
Many thanks to Ollie Burch, Charlie Matthews, Carol Smithyes, Shanti Mahendra and Fatema Rajabali for their hard work on this project.