Crop Biotech Update

ISAAA Releases Two New Videos on "Biotech Agriculture"

May 21, 2010

Adding to a six-part series of short videos which highlights Dr. Norman Borlaug's legacy, the International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-biotech Applications (ISAAA) releases two new videos "14 years of Biotech Agriculture" and "Global Biotech Crops Report 2009".

A short video "14 years of Biotech Agriculture" is an information capsule on the commercialization of biotech crops between 1996 to 2009. In the biotech capsule, Dr. Clive James summaries the impact of 14 years of biotech agriculture in which millions of farmers benefited significantly by growing millions of acres of biotech crops in both developing and industrial countries around the world. The capsule also highlights impact of Bt cotton in India, Bt maize in the Philippines, Biotech crops in Africa and future prospects of biotech crops in agriculture including golden rice.

The "Global Biotech Crops Report 2009" video is a comprehensive review of the global status of biotech crops including an expert commentary on recent developments on Bt rice and phytase maize in China, a perspective on the development of biotech wheat and spread of biotech crops in the world. These videos are available on ISAAA website for free downloads to various stakeholders for scientific, academic and developmental purposes.

For free download visit ISAAA website at http://www.isaaa.org/resources/videos/14yearsofbiotechagriculture/default.asp and http://www.isaaa.org/resources/videos/globalbiotechcropsreport2009/default.asp