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Uploaded on Sep 17, 2006
A little more than 10 percent of the available land on the planet today is arable and permanent cropland -- challenging farmers worldwide to produce more food for a growing population, while minimizing the effect on biodiversity. Swiss Botanist Dr. Klaus Ammann, former director of the Botanical Garden and an Honorary Professor Emeritus at the University of Bern, discusses the benefits of biotechnology in agriculture and explains why genetically modified (GM) crops are good for the environment, enabling farmers to adopt practices that benefit biodiversity.