Thursday, July 10th, 2008
SeedQuest, carries a report that; at the G8 leaders summit meeting in Hokkaido Japan they have agreed to work to increase global agricultural yields by providing farmers with greater access to seed varieties developed through biotechnology.
As part of their efforts to address food security and poverty, they would “accelerate research and development and increase access to new agricultural technologies to boost agricultural production,” and “promote science-based risk analysis including on the contribution of seed varieties developed through biotechnology.”
The G8 leaders also agreed to form a global partnership on agriculture and food, which would include the governments of developing countries, the private sector, civil society groups, international donors, and multilateral institutions.
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