In this chapter we elaborate the GM-Crop value constellation and the Fertilizer value constellation in an effort to clarify the "socio-technical" mechanisms that are at play in the areas of GM Crops and Fertilizers and answer the question:
Can one shield sustainable farming and its development from (narrow) commercial agendas of corporate giants?
- The answers that a question on Biochar Pros and Cons has received at: http://www.linkedin.com/answers/Sustainability/energy-development/SUS_ENE/642882-2998640
- The report on the conference "Agricultural biotechnologies in developing countries: Options and opportunities in crops, forestry, livestock, fisheries and agro-industry to face the challenges of food insecurity and climate change (ABDC-10) Guadalajara, Mexico, 1 – 4 March 2010" that is available at: http://www.fao.org/fileadmin/templates/abdc/documents/report.pdf ; and related posts and reports at the IP Watch weblog: http://www.ip-watch.org/weblog/2010/03/09/fao-conference-draws-ire-from-civil-society-industry-satisfied-by-event/
- A report from the US National Academy of Sciences on Genetically Engineered Crops: http://www8.nationalacademies.org/onpinews/newsitem.aspx?RecordID=12804
- The recent initiative by the European Commission to overhaul the GM crop approval system, as described at http://www.euractiv.com/en/cap/eu-overhaul-gm-crop-approval-system-news-494896 with viewpoint of Avaaz.org at https://secure.avaaz.org/en/eu_health_and_biodiversity/?fp