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The GM debate – who decides?

Scientific evidence of the long-term impact of GM crops remains inconclusive, and media coverage is often polarised between the pro-GM industry lobby and anti-GM campaigners.

This report summarises key policy-making issues on GM crops, such as the interpretation of scientific research, the roles of the biotechnology industry and the public sector in funding research, the role of international NGOs, and crucial trade policy disputes between the US and the EU.

The report draws on case studies from five developing countries – Brazil, India, Kenya, Thailand and Zambia – and asks who has access to the people with the power to decide, who is being left out of the GM debate, and how is the media covering the GM controversy.

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