GM Crops – a ‘pro-poor’ technology?


often hear that genetically modified (GM, transgenic) crops are urgently needed to kick-start agricultural development and overcome poverty, hunger and malnutrition in the global South. But the experiences of the Chinese, Indian and South African smallholders growing GM crops have been mixed.

This briefing – Transgenic cotton: a ‘pro-poor’ success –  accompanies the Working Paper Made by Monsanto: the Corporate Shaping of GM Crops as a Technology for the Poor by Dominic Glover.