The International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-biotech Applications (ISAAA) has released new videos on the data from the Global Status of Commercialized Biotech/GM Crops in 2008 report and addresses the growing interest biotech crops have experienced in the past years, including substantial advances in Africa. Both video feature Dr. Clive James.
The first video has Dr. James discussing three questions:
Can biotech crops contribute to more affordable food?
Can biotech crops help mitigate climate change and contribute to sustainability?
Can biotech crops contribute to global food security and the alleviation of poverty?
Dr. James in the video states:
“We believe the answers to each of these questions are unequivocally yes. Biotech crops can make an important contribution, but are not a panacea. They can provide a contribution but are not the whole solution for these three questions.”
A “Question and Answer” video with Dr. James provides annswers on ISAAA, its mission and funding and its global report on biotech crops.