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Many constructing international locations are exploring even if biotechnology has a task in addressing nationwide concerns comparable to foodstuff safeguard and environmental remediation, and are contemplating even if the putative merits of the expertise - for instance, allowing larger agricultural productiveness and balance within the meals provide - outweigh matters that the expertise may well pose a possibility - to biodiversity, overall healthiness, and native jobs. a few coverage leaders fear that their governments are usually not ready to take keep an eye on of this evolving know-how and that introducing it into society will be a dicy act. Others have advised that taking no motion incorporates extra threat, given the dire have to produce extra food.This ebook stories on a global workshop held to deal with those concerns. worldwide demanding situations and instructions for Agricultural Biotechnology: Mapping the direction, geared up via the nationwide study Council on October 24-25, 2004, in Washington, DC, fascinated by the capability functions of biotechnology and what constructing international locations may possibly think of as they reflect on adopting biotechnology. Presenters on the workshop defined purposes of biotechnology which are already proving their application in either constructing and built international locations.

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GLOBAL POTENTIAL OF AGRICULTURAL BIOTECHNOLOGY 45 2000).

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Policymakers investing in national research initiatives would be well served by fostering a new generation of scientific advisers for biotechnology. Moreover, being much closer to the environments in which genetically engineered organisms will be used, local scientists not only will be more likely than outside groups to focus their own research on relevant animals, crops, and traits but will be in a better position to recognize and evaluate the potential risks posed by the introduction of engineered organisms, given the specific ecosystems into which the modified organisms will be introduced.

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