Plant biotechnology has taken a beating in the news media and by environmental groups lately, and the "pro-biotech" voice has barely been heard above the din. We want that to change. Novartis Crop Protection stands firmly behind plant biotechnology and encourages others to join the campaign. It's up to us to spread the word about the many benefits biotechnology brings to our world:
These attributes are real. They're our future. And they're all brought to you by plant biotechnology. It's unfortunate that misinformation spread by a few activist groups may delay the acceptance of a technology that has the potential to enhance nutrition, reduce starvation and help sustain the environment around the globe.
Novartis—along with other agribusiness companies and farmers worldwide—takes its responsibility for environmental stewardship very seriously. Our biotechnology products meet or surpass the most stringent regulatory standards in existence with agencies such as the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the US Department of Agriculture (USDA).
Despite perceived consumer trends and the recent decision by sister
company Gerber to reduce genetically enhanced ingredients in its baby food,
Novartis Crop Protection is committed to plant biotechnology, to the safe
introduction of genetically enhanced products into the market and to the farmers
we serve. We Back Biotech!
1. Dennis T. Avery, Director of Global Food Issues, Hudson Institute. "Plants and Population: We have the Time. Do We Have the Will?"