The number of countries cultivating genetically modified (GM) crops is in decline, with
The report 'Who benefits from GM crops?' reveals that 90 per cent of GM crops are grown in just six countries and by less than one per cent of the world farming population. An analysis of industry figures shows the claimed increase in GM planting in 2013 remains confined to these six countries. 
There is also little evidence that new GM varieties are the best way to improve nutrition or increase our capacity to adapt to climate change.
Ninety nine per cent of available GM crops on the market have been modified to resist pesticides or produce their own, resulting in spiraling pesticide use.
The biotech industry is promoting GM 'Golden Rice' as a solution to Vitamin A deficiency despite a lack of evidence to prove if it is an appropriate or effective method.
"GM crops cannot form part of a 21st century solution to the hunger crisis. Despite the hype, GM crops are still based on an outdated chemical-intensive and polluting agricultural model," said
"GM companies profit from spraying pesticides and control the price of seeds. On every continent, public resistance to GM crops is growing" she added.
Countries such as
"There are readily available, less risky and more effective solutions than GM to tackle hunger and poverty" said
"The solution to the hunger crisis is not more GM crops, it is more low cost, high yield agro-ecological farming - the type of farming being threatened by GM," she added.
Countries such as the
In Africa GM crops are grown only in three countries,
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