Publication date: 01/08/2014


In 2014 Royal London Asset Management produced this short report which aimed to be “a myth-buster for sustainable investors”.

It noted, as an asset manager with a specialism in Sustainable Investing we are sometimes asked what our position is on Genetically Modified or Transgenic organisms. Here, we critically examine the credibility of the arguments and defences for using genetically modified crops as a tool to get more out of less, and in a less harmful way.

The 15 page report looks at questions of yield, nutrition, environmental impact, the ‘naturalness of genetically modified food, food system pressures corporate control, ownership and power hierarchies, examines the pros and cons of genetically engineered crops against each of these and notes both problems and potential.

Resource type: Adobe Acrobat (.pdf)