A 'crime against humanity' is how 109 Nobel prize winners describe Greenpeace's stance against the production of genetically modified foods.
A group of Nobel laureates in various disciplines, referred to the need to produce food to feed the world's growing population, describing the environmental organization Greenpeace's opposition to the practice of precision agriculture as 'criminal'.
After two decades of research, a report by 20 top US scientists has concluded that GM crops are safe for health and the environment.
The largest piece of research on the impact of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) which has been made by the National Academy of Sciences of the United States demolishes myths promoted by environmental organizations by concluding that these crops are no different from others and that there is not a one test that has shown a negative impact on the health of people.
In the US an increasing number of farmers are replanting with non-GM seeds, while grains prices fall and there is a growing preference for organic products.
At the end of 2014 consumption of non-GM foods such as cereals, salad dressings, eggs and other products increased by 15%, with sales reaching $9.6 billion. By analyzing consumer trends, the US agricultural sector expects this year increases of up to 45% in sales of non-genetically modified maize seeds and 8% in un genetically modified soy.
A regional initiative is promoting the development and testing of new varieties of the grain in order to get better results.
The Cooperative Program for Technology Development and Modernization of Coffee Growing (PROMECAFE in Spanish), composed of seven countries, presented a proposal in Panama for improving and strengthening the genetics of coffee grains in the region.
Farmers are trying to improve herd genetics by crossing breeds from their own region with others from Europe.
With the aim of improving the supply of meat for an increasingly demanding public, Panamanian farmers have focused on genetic improvement of livestock, achieving tangible results in terms of quality and production level.
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