Zbornik Matice srpske za drustvene nauke 2012 Issue 138, Pages: 29-38
doi:10.2298/ZMSDN1238029P
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The role of international organizations in the spread of genetically modified food

Papić-Brankov Tatjana, Lovre Koviljko

Numerous international organizations on the direct or indirect way influence the diffusion of genetically modified (GM) food. Particularly important role in this process play a World Bank (WB), World Trade Organization (WTO), Consultative Group for International Agricultural Research (CGIAR), the Organization for Food and Agriculture United Nations (FAO UN), various international foundations, universities and other scientific institutions. The paper concludes that taking in consideration, inequality of diffusion recognizing GM plant culture, ignoring the interests of poor farmers and countries, restrictions on technology transfer and general domination of the private sector, certain international organizations are trying to reconcile interest of multinational companies and the needs of the poor.

Keywords: GM food, FAO, WB, WTO, CGIAR