ISAAA Biotechnology Videos

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Highlights of the 2013 Report

Clive James, Founder and Emeritus Chair of ISAAA, presents the global status of commercialized biotech crops in 2013.

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The Story of Bt Brinjal in India

The Story of Bt Brinjal in India documents the process of development, deregulation, demand and debate on Bt brinjal (eggplant/aubergine) in India. The experts objectively answer key societal concerns including Why India needs Bt brinjal? How rigorous is safety assessment process? Why Bt brinjal is Safe? Who would benefit from Bt Brinjal? And Why Bt brinjal is indispensible for farmers and consumers?

See Also: Bt Brinjal - Safer, Better & Affordable

 “Bt Brinjal – Safer, Better & Affordable” captures the diverse views of experts, farmers and consumers on Bt brinjal in India. The key stakeholders navigate the viewers through the confusing myths of science, safety, regulation and economics of Bt brinjal for the Indian society to make informed choice on this technological breakthrough based on evidence rather than rhetoric.

   

Cadres of Change: Transforming Biotech Farmers in China, India, and the Philippines

A 10- minute video based on the project research Adoption and Uptake Pathways of GM/Biotech Crops by Small-scale, Resource-poor Asian Farmers in China, India, and the Philippines consolidates the farmer narratives from the three countries on adoption and uptake pathways of biotech crops.

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Biotech Crop Countries 1996-2012

This video summarizes the countries that adopted biotech crops since its first commercialization in 1996 to 2012.

   

Global Status of Commercialized Biotech/GM Crops 2011 Video

Clive James, founder and chair of ISAAA, presents the global status of commercialized biotech crops in 2011.

   

Clive James on Biotech Crops in 2010

The "Clive James on Biotech Crops in 2010" video is a comprehensive review of the global status of biotech crops in 2010.

   

14 years of Biotech Agriculture

An information capsule on the commercialization of biotech crops between 1996 to 2009

Global Biotech Crops Report 2009

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

   

Sowing the Seeds of Success: A Decade of Biotech Corn Adoption in the Philippines

Since biotech corn was commercialized in the Philippines in late 2002, its adoption has increased consistently every year. The benefits of biotech corn to Filipino farmers' livelihood, income and health have been well-studied and documented. However, biotech corn's journey in the Philippines starting with Bt corn continues to evolve as new agricultural problems emerged. Research institutions have developed herbicide tolerant (HT) corn followed by stacked traits corn varieties that have both pest resistance and herbicide tolerance. In 2012, stacked traits accounted for 85% of the total biotech area in the country. About 375,000 resource-poor farmers are estimated to be benefiting from the technology.

   

Highlights of the Global Status of Biotech Crops

ISAAA has co-produced with the Courter Film and Associates a series of six short videos on Highlights of the Global Status of Biotech Crops.

   

Kernels of Change

This video summarizes the process that farmers in selected provinces of Luzon, Philippines, go through as they learn and eventually adopt biotech corn. The video is based on the study Adoption and Uptake Pathways of Biotech Crops in the Philippines conducted by the College of Development Communication in UP Los Baños; ISAAA; and the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA).

Below are 10 short videos based on the study:

   

Mandy and Fanny: The Future of Sustainable Agriculture

"Mandy & Fanny: The Future of Sustainable Agriculture" narrates the story of two biotech crops (maize and cotton), which have been grown on millions of hectares since 1996. The four-minute video offers an exciting way to learn about biotech crops with its audio visual content, animation, and interactive info graphics.

 
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Knowledge, Technology and Alleviation of Poverty

This ISAAA video presents the major findings of the Global Status of Commercialized Biotech/GM Crops in 2008 and addresses the growing interest biotech crops have experienced in the past years, including substantial advances in Africa. The Video discusses in detail the three questions global society has begun to ask about biotech crops.

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Watch "Q & A with Clive James" Now

Q & A with Clive James

The video Q & A with Clive James provides an opportunity for the viewers to know more about ISAAA, its mission and who funds ISAAA and its global report on biotech crops.

Dr. Clive James also answers some of the most frequently asked questions on the role of biotech crops.

   

Restoring Lost Cover

The video documents efforts of the Tree Biotechnology Programme-Trust (TBP-Trust) to meet the growing demand for quality trees and tree products in the Eastern & Central Africa region through a South-to-South, public-private technology transfer of the proven clonal eucalyptus from South Africa.
   

Silver Fields of Gold: The Story of Bt Cotton in China

This video documents cotton cultivation in China and how Bt cotton eventually became the first biotech crop to be cultivated widely in the country. Various stakeholders who made this a reality - scientists, government officials, farmers and the private sector - share their experiences and thoughts about this technology.

   

Nurturing the Seeds of Cooperation: The Papaya Network of Southeast Asia

A 17-minute video that documents the collaborative efforts of various stakeholders and partners to develop Papaya Ringspot Virus (PRSV)-resistant papaya. The video highlights public-private partnerships and how countries in Southeast Asia have benefited through the network's capacity building efforts and technology and information sharing initiatives.

   

Seeing is Believing - The Bt Cotton Trials in Burkina Faso

A 19-minute video that documents the "Seeing is Believing" visit to the Burkina Faso Bt cotton field trials. The workshop was held in November 2006.

 
   
Watch the video: The Story of Bt Cotton in India

The Story of Bt Cotton in India

This video documents the process that it took for India's first genetically modified crop, Bt Cotton to be approved for commercialization.

   
Watch the video: Fruits of Partnerships

Fruits of Partnerships

A 20-minute video that documents the efforts of various stakeholders to introduce tissue culture banana in small farmers' farms in Kenya and Tanzania.

   
Watch the video: Asia's First: The Bt Corn Story in the Philippines

Asia's First: The Bt Corn Story in the Philippines

A documentary that captures in 18 minutes the seven year process that it took for a genetically modified crop to be approved for commercialization in a developing country.

Also includes More Choices: The Lagao Farmers' Story

   
Watch the video: ISAAA Corporate Video

ISAAA Corporate Video

The visions, strategies, programs, and projects of ISAAA, a not-for-profit organization that delivers the benefits of new agricultural biotechnologies to the poor in developing countries, succinctly presented in an 18-minute video format.