Brief 40: Communicating Crop Biotechnology: Stories from Stakeholders

This book, published by the International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-biotech Applications, features 49 collective stories from 14 countries, and was written by 19 authors from ISAAA’s Global Knowledge Center (KC) and the Biotechnology Information Centers (BICs). It highlights well-documented stories from different stakeholders on the benefits of crop biotechnology and the ways by which the ISAAA’s global knowledge sharing network responded to their need for accurate, and science-based information on crop biotechnology.

PUBLISHED BY:  The International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-biotech Applications (ISAAA).

CITATION:  Navarro, Mariechel J. (Ed.) 2009. Communicating Crop Biotechnology: Stories from Stakeholders. ISAAA Brief No. 40. ISAAA: Ithaca, NY.


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Here are some of the collective stories from Filipino academics, scientists, religious personalities, farmers and technology adoptors, media practitioners, and NGOs whom the SEARCA BIC and ISAAA KC have greatly contributed to their awareness, understanding, and acceptance of the technology:


  • Rosalie Ellasus: Lady Corn Farmer Goes International
  • Edwin Paraluman: Walking Tall in Biotech Debate


  • Melody Aguiba: Multi-Awarded Science Writer
  • Edita Burgos: Revolutionizing Media’s Role in Biotech Advocacy

Academics and Scientists:

  • Dr. Emil Javier: Tral Blazing Biotech in the Philippines
  • Cynthia Hedreyda: Molding Students into Future Scientists

Religious Sector:

  • Fr. Emmanuel Alparce: The Morality of Genetic Engineering

Other Partners:

  • The UPLB Genetics and Cell Biological Societies: Sharing Biotech Information to Students
  • Biotechnology Coalition of the Philippines: Advancing Biotechnology through Partnerships

To read these articles, click on the listing below:

To obtain a copy of and to learn more about this publication, please contact:
ISAAA Global Knowledge Center
c/o IRRI DAPO Box 7777
Metro Manila, Republic of the Philippines
Telefax: +63 49 536-7216 / +63 2 845-0606

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