Introduction of Genetically Modified Organisms into global market - prospects and obstacles
Department of Plant Genetics, Breeding and Biotechnology
Warsaw Agricultural University
Nowoursynowska 166, 02-787 Warszawa, Poland
Attempts have been made to present a diversity of views on the GMO controversies. In the opinion of life science
industry, biotechnology transforms and improves agriculture by the enhancement of crop plants and creation of
benefits. From the developing countries perspective GM crops will increase rather than decrease the use of chemicals.
Food safety regulations in EU indicate a move towards a more transparent and independent science-based decision
process. The final conclusion is that benefits must exceed the cost, that is biotechnology policy should
add to the benefits.
Niemirowicz-Szczytt K., 2003. Introduction of Genetically Modified Organisms into global market - prospects and
obstacles. Folia Horticulturae 15/2: 13-18.