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CTA. 2003. Genetically organic. Spore 106. CTA, Wageningen, The Netherlands.
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The idea of blending responsible genetic modification with organic agricultural principles is gaining ground.
The idea of blending responsible genetic modification with organic agricultural principles is gaining ground. At a conference of all stakeholders, including farmer groups, on Agricultural technologies and innovations: meeting needs in a globalised world organised in Brussels in early June 2003 by CropLife International, the issue went public. Per Pinstrup-Andersen of Cornell University, and former director of the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), advanced the argument that since there is nothing more organic than a gene, the two approaches GM and organic are thoroughly natural partners. He showed a photo of a genetically modified organic tomato, requiring no artificial or inorganic inputs.