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Introduction of Genetically Modified Organisms into global market - prospects and obstacles

Katarzyna Niemirowicz-Szczytt

Department of Plant Genetics, Breeding and Biotechnology
Warsaw Agricultural University
Nowoursynowska 166, 02-787 Warszawa, Poland
e-mail: niemirowicz@alpha.sggw.waw.pl

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.