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  • 3). The Benefits Of Agricultural Biotechnology  By : George Royal
    Agricultural biotechnology is any technique in which living organisms, or parts of organisms are altered to make or modify agricultural products, to improve crops, or develop microbes for specific uses in agricultural processes. Simply put, when the tools of biotechnology are applied to agriculture, it is termed as “agricultural biotechnology”. Genetic engineering is also a part of agricultural biotechnology in today’s world.
    Article Related to: biotechnology, agriculture, science, gardening

  • 4). Biotechnology And Immortality  By : frank vanderlugt
    In a very primitive way we are on the road to Immortality. Within the nucleus of nearly every one of the 100 trillion cells that make up our body is a Computer Program of enormous complexity. This Computer Program is our DNA. We can now for the first time in Man's history read the message this Computer Program produces.
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  • 6). What Is Biotechnology  By : George Royal
    The UN Convention on Biological Diversity states, “Biotechnology is any technological application that uses biological systems, living organisms, or derivatives thereof, to make or modify products or processes for specific use”. The OECD (the Organization of Economic Co-operation and Development) defines biotechnology as “…the application of scientific and engineering principles to the processing of materials by biological agents".
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  • 8). Let’s Listen to Bill Clinton’s Advice on Modern Biotechnology  By : Jos
    Since he left office, former U.S. President, Bill Clinton, has dedicated almost all his life championing the cause of the poor, here in America and abroad. From winning concessions for cheaper drugs from multinational pharmaceutical companies to manage HIV/AIDS - the No. 1 killer disease in poor countries - to fundraising in aid of victims of Hurricane Katrina and Tsunami earthquake, President Clinton has joined the league of men and women who always nurse the dream of a world without hunger and diseases.
    Article Related to: genetically, modified, food, biotechnology, agriculture

  • 12). South Africa Should License Research Lab on Genetically Modified Sorghum  By : James Wachai
    Prof. Florence Wambugu, a renowned agricultural biotechnologist and the founder of Africa Harvest Biotech Foundation International, is currently entangled in a row with the South African government over her plan to set up a multimillion dollar research laboratory and greenhouses to develop genetically modified sorghum. Prof. Wambugu has received a huge grant - US$415 million - from Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, to develop genetically modified crops, which have proved essential in alleviating food insecurity.
    Article Related to: biotechnology, genetically modified food, agriculture

  • 14). President Clinton says Biotech Industry has a Job to Do  By : Alis
    At the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) convention earlier this month in Chicago, former President Bill Clinton sent a message to those in attendance: the biotechnology industry has a job to do. In his speech, the former President discussed the importance that biotechnology has in food security and health issues in the developing world. He said the first obligation of society is to feed people and that biotechnology can help individuals feed more people while addressing environmental concerns.
    Article Related to: agriculture, biotechnology, genetically modified food

  • 16). Biotechnology Careers  By : George Royal
    Taking up a job in biotechnology means involving oneself in the development of new products and processes for the good of mankind and quality of life. Before one seriously considers a career in biotechnology, it is imperative to have extensive knowledge in biology, chemistry, and other life sciences. Biotechnology also has a deep impact on other areas.
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  • 17). Plough or Not to Plough  By : Jos
    A couple of years ago, fresh from college and struggling to venture into science writing, I attended a seminar on crop biotechnology in Nairobi, Kenya. I vividly recall one guy from a multinational biotech company extol participants who included resource poor farmers, agricultural extension officers, the media, members of parliament and representatives of non-profit organizations, to consider integrating conservation tillage (CT) into Kenya’s agricultural policies.
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  • 18). What Is A Career In Biotechnology Like?  By : John Daye
    Biotechnology is the integration of engineering and technology to the life sciences. Biotechnologists frequently use microorganisms or biological substances to perform specific processes or for manufacturing. Examples include the production of drugs, hormones, foods and converting waste products. There are many sub-branches involved in the biotech industry.
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  • 19). Biotechnology  By : Peter Emerson
    Biotechnology is not a new advancement in the area of science. It actually has been utilized for years, but was not significantly described as biotechnology. In its simple form, biotechnology means utilizing living organisms or their products to revise or change human health or the environment, or to run a process. Biotechnology itself is the combination of biology and other sciences to create new, innovative products in the agricultural sector, industrial sector and environmental industries.
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  • 21). Biotechnology can feed people in Developing Nations, according to Expert  By : Alis
    In a recent commentary in the newspaper The Australian, University of Cape Town (South Africa) Professor Jennifer Thomson wrote that biotechnology is needed to feed the poor and regulation and opposition to these genetically modified foods, especially in Europe, is hurting those suffering in these impoverished nations. Professor Thomson, who is also chairwoman of the African Agricultural Technology Foundation in Kenya, was a key speaker at the Agricultural Biotechnology International Conference (ABIC) in Melbourne, Australia last week.
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  • 22). Private-Public Sector Partnership Necessary in Biotechnology Research  By : James Wachai
    There are very interesting developments in the field of agricultural biotechnology currently taking place in India. The Maharashtra Hybrid Seed Company (Mahyco) has offered to transfer the technology and basic breeding material of Bt Brinjal, a low calorie vegetable widely grown in India, to two public sector institutions; The Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore (TNAU) and the University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad (UASD).
    Article Related to: biotechnology, agriculture, brinjal

  • 23). Regionalization of Biotech Investments the Only Hope for Africa  By : James Wachai
    Should Africa regionalize biotechnology investment? This is one of the key issues in the draft report on the future of biotechnology in Africa, prepared by a panel of eminent African scientists and policy makers. The panel, set up by the Africa Union and the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (Nepad), has “proposed a key biotechnology mission for each of Africa’s regions, where such investments will have the largest potential to boost development and nurture excellence.
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  • 24). Bird Flu Is In The U.S.!  By : Michael Murphy
    In that great Hitchcock thriller, the birds start attacking Tippi Hedron (Melanie Griffith's mom, for trivia fans) in Mendocino for no particular reason.Today, Ms. Hedron works actively in films, international relief efforts and for animal causes.She may get an ironic opportunity to combine her charity works with birds again, because scientists around the world are looking nervously at the increasing possibility of a return of avian influenza, also known as the bird flu.
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