Bio engineering: Food & Agriculture
Bio technolagy Past, Present, and future
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.
Cows that have been Bioengineered
Cows are often used for biotechnology to have it safely produce more meat and milk so that one can feed more people in need.
Bioengineering plants for the better of the people.
These plants are being injected with special safe genes so that it can produce more of what it makes.
Bioengineering~ The branch of engineering that deals with applications of biological processes to the manufacture of products, as the use of fermentation to produce beer.