Biotechnology: Food & Agriculture
By Darryl Tan and Pablo Frausto
What is Biotechnology?
Who created Biotechnology?
When was Biotechnology invented for the Food & Agriculture industry?
Where was Biotechnology created?
How is Biotechnology used in the Food & Agriculture industry?
rapeseed, soybeans, rice, lettuce and potatoes to make them better. This can increase health and nutritional benefits such as reducing fatty acids from vegetable oils and reducing fat from milk (skim milk/low-fat milk). Bio Technology can also increase the farmers' sales in production.
Plant Biotechnology (Agriculture)
Lettuce and corn is altered to grow faster in harsh environments.
Animal Biotechnology (Agriculture)
Biotechnology made the pigs fatter with more meat.
Biotechnology makes rice more Eco-Friendly.
Why is Biotechnology important in the Food & Agriculture industry?
Protection of the environment is one area where biotechnology is playing an important role. Scientists are using biotechnology to improve the process by which food is being produced in order to make it more environmentally friendly. For example, certain biotech foods are designed to be pest and disease resistant. This allows farmers to use fewer chemicals, such as pesticides and herbicides, while still maintaining a healthy, safe crop.
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