Biotechnology

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Biotechnology

The use of living things, such as one-cell organisms, in technological innovations. Biotechnology has particular applications in medicine, agriculture, engineering, and similar fields. Biotech organizations may make and market their own products, or they may be departments within another company, such as a pharmaceutical corporation.
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We do not need preliminary and impossible certainty about the safety of this or that green biotechnology method: the accurate examination of the conclusions from each individual experiment can give us a decent guarantee that the introduction into the environment, and/or into the food and feed chains, of new agri-food inventions takes place at minimal risk: because, if this or that new vegetal variety, or micro-organism, or animal, proves to be unsatisfactory, we will simply discard it.
There is no green biotechnology product other than the 19 GMO soybean and corn types used for animal feed.
In contrast, the application of HTN green biotechnology in botanical production has allowed IRB to improve safety, standardize quality and availability in addition reducing the environmental footprint.
Carel du Marchie Sarvaas, director for green biotechnology, the European Association for Bioindustries, welcomed the paper's acceptance that the authorisation process (one maize and one potato variety in 12 years) reflected "difficulties in processing cultivation files." He also argued more national rights over GM cultivation could be accommodated within existing EU legislation: "We have laws that need to be implemented."