Bio engineering: Food & Agriculture

Bio technolagy Past, Present, and future

Using bio engineering to make better food in agriculture

Biotechnology can be used for the better of our world. We can make one tomato feed multiple people with the help of gene research and Biotechnology. This will help boost local farmers production rate and help feed 3rd world countries.

Louis Pasteur was the "Father of Biotechnoloigy"

Born on December 27, 1822, in Dole, France, Louis Pasteur discovered that microbes were responsible for souring alcohol and came up with the process of pasteurization, where bacteria is destroyed by heating beverages and then allowing them to cool. His work in germ theory also led him and his team to create vaccinations for anthrax and rabies.

First Major Contribution in Chemistry

In 1849, Louis Pasteur was attempting to resolve a problem concerning the nature of tartaric acid—a chemical found in the sediments of fermenting wine. Scientists were using the rotation of polarized light as a means for studying crystals. When polarized light is passed through a solution of dissolved tartaric acid, the angle of the plane of light is rotated. Pasteur observed that another compound called paratartaric acid, also found in wine sediments, had the same composition as tartaric acid. Most scientists assumed the two compounds were identical. However, Pasteur observed that paratartaric acid did not rotate plane-polarized light. He deduced that although the two compounds had the same chemical composition, they must somehow have different structures.

Helping people in need one animal at a time.