To ask how genetically modified (GM) crops may impact the feeding of the world is to ask about the range of impacts they may have on smallholders in the developing world. Professor Glenn Stone has been awarded $224,000 from the John Templeton Foundation for his project "GM Crops and Indigenous Management" to investigate these matters. He will conduct fieldwork from Summer 2013 through Fall 2015 in India and the Philippines. His research will focus on the effects of GM seeds on the “indigenous management skill” (IMS) that is crucial to productivity and sustainability. It will compare the key crops of cotton (the main GM crop now being grown by smallholders, and the subject of his previous research in India) and rice (which appears to differ from cotton in management skill, and which may be released in the Philippines in 2014).