The looming food crisis in Asia: Biotech crops?
Updated: 2011-07-13 09:14
By D J Clark (chinadaily.com.cn)
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.
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 http://cc.raffles.edu.cn/
Executive Producer Flora Yue
See more videos at:D J Clark's Video Column
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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