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Biotechnology is being used to address problems in all areas of agricultural production and processing. This includes plant breeding to raise and stabilize yields; to improve resistance to pests, diseases and abiotic stresses such as drought and cold; and to enhance the nutritional content of foods. Biotechnology is being used to develop low-cost disease-free planting materials for crops such as Banana and Potato and is creating new tools for the diagnosis and treatment of plant and animal diseases and for the measurement and conservation of genetic resources. Biotechnology is being used to speed up breeding programs for plants, livestock and fish and to extend the range of traits that can be addressed.
 

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Biotechnology is being used to address problems in all areas of agricultural production and processing. This includes plant breeding to [STRIKE]raise[/STRIKE] improve and stabilize yields; to improve resistance to pests, diseases and abiotic stresses (problems) such as drought and cold; and to enhance the nutritional content of foods. Biotechnology is being used to develop low-cost, disease-free planting materials for crops such as banana and potato and is creating new tools for the diagnosis and treatment of plant and animal diseases and for the measurement and conservation of genetic resources. Biotechnology is being used to speed up breeding programs for plants, livestock and fish and to extend the range of traits that can be addressed (adopted?).
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Biotechnology is being used to address problems in all areas of agricultural production and processing. This includes plant breeding to raise and stabilize yields; to improve resistance to pests, diseases and abiotic stresses such as drought and cold; and to enhance the nutritional content of foods. [1] Biotechnology is being used to develop low-cost disease-free planting materials for crops such as banana and potato and is creating new tools for the diagnosis and treatment of plant and animal diseases and for the measurement and conservation of genetic resources. Biotechnology is being used to speed up breeding programs for plants, livestock and fish and to extend the range of traits that can be addressed.
[1]: You can use "it" instead of that second "biotechnology".
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I would say bananas and potatoes.

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I would accept either the plural or the singular. In the singular sentence, "banana/potato crop" is implied.
 
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