The looming food crisis in Asia: Biotech crops?

Updated: 2011-07-13 09:14

By D J Clark (

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Biotechnology crops, the engineering of seed variations by cross breeding and genetically modifying (GM) native seeds, not only provides possibilities to increase yields but also to create more resilient seeds to pests and climate variations. But the practice is controversial as it involves introducing engineered crops into our food chain and potentially upsetting nature’s balance. This video, the fifth in a series on the looming food crisis in Asia, looks at biotechnology as one of many different solutions to increase crop yields.

Related video:

Part 1: The Crisis

Part 2: The Age Old Problem

Part 3: Century of Cities

Part 4: Changing Tastes


By D J Clark

Logistics: Vincent Go

Voiceovers: Lin Hanqing & Yu Chenkang

Animation: Interactive Media Students, Yujiawei (Ruki), Caozhiguo (Carlo), Linwenqi, (Sammy), Liyang (Willam) from Raffles Changchun International College, Visual Communication Department

Executive Producer Flora Yue

See more videos at:D J Clark's Video Column

The looming food crisis in Asia: Biotech crops?

About D J Clark

D J Clark has worked worldwide as a multimedia journalist for more than 20 years. As well as working for China Daily he runs an MA course in Multimedia journalism at Beijing Foreign Studies University and is the Director of Visual Journalism at the Asia Center for Journalism in Manila, Philippines.


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