Video: Bill Gates says GM traits critical to improve drought resistance seeds, feed developing world

| January 13, 2014
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At a talk in front of students at University of California at Berkeley, Microsoft chairman Bill Gates was quizzed about his views on genetically modified foods.

During the talk, Gates discussed some of the controversies surrounding genetically modified crops and explained how improving resistance to drought with new seeds is important to feeding people in developing countries.

Watch the video below to see Gates discuss the controversy and his position on the importance of GM crops:

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