August 15, 2009

Maps concerning Transgenic crops

A listserv to which I subscribe is discussing mapping the transgenic crops in their regions and the lack of accessibility to the information that would allow plotting of those fields of GE canola, corn, soy and sugar beet.

Its not a new idea. An example is the proposal by a group of US Biologists for a national wide biotech map. In South Africa, a civil society group (through access to information legislation) produced a GMO Biohazard map (of field trials)
Australia has a GMO Finder

There is a fascinating collection of google hits for GE maps.
Here are a few that interested me:

litigation map for genetically engineered crops

GE map censored in France

GE free zones in Europe

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