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

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Chapter 5. Biosafety

Biosafety
  • U.S. Regulatory Agencies

  • Biosafety in Other Countries

  • Biotechnology in Agriculture

  • Concerns About Biotechnology

Biosafety is a science that began only in the last century. It is concerned with the control and minimization of risks resulting from biological technologies. This area of science studies the impacts of bio technology on human and animal health as well as the environment. The diverse fields of chemistry, law, public policy, health, and even agriculture are integrated within the realm of biosafety. On a global level, biosafety is regulated in different countries by specific laws.

In the last three decades, greater environmental ...

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