Biotechnology encompasses a wide range of technologies. They can be applied for a range of different purposes, such as genetic improvement of plant varieties and animal populations to increase their yields or efficiency; genetic characterisation and conservation of genetic resources; plant or animal disease diagnostics; vaccine development and improvement of feeds.
However, genetically modified organisms (GMOs) have given rise to a host of concerns and questions. Most of the food we now consume are modified, and a wide range of factors potentially influence the future demand for and use of GM crops and it is hardly possible to foresee which of these will be the most important in the future.
Published: October/November 2016
The World of Food Ingredients
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