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Understanding Biotechnology by David E. Bowen, Fabrício R. Santos, Aluízio Borém

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Chapter 4. Biotechnological Products

Biotechnological Products
  • Economic Aspects

  • Transgenic Animals

  • Transgenics in Agriculture

  • Final Considerations

Some of the common questions of agricultural science during the 1980s and the beginning of the 1990s were these:

  1. Will biotechnology be the solution to world hunger?

  2. Will it substitute for conventional genetic improvement?

For those at the forefront of this new science, these questions resounded with encouragement and challenge. For others who did not feel part of the new science, the questions seemed to threaten conventional methods. These decades have passed and the predictions made then can today be compared in the fields of the farmer. ...

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