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OLS Field Name OLS Field Data
Main Title Biotechnology and Sustainable Agriculture: Policy Alterinatives.
Author J. F. MacDonald
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC.
Year Published 1989
Report Number NABC-RPT-1
Stock Number PB2009-111458
Additional Subjects Biotechnology ; Molecular biology ; Meetings ; Genetics ; Economic aspects ; Agricultural crops ; Food ; Therapy ; Safety ; Health care ; Microorganisms ; Waste treatment ; Disease control ; Animals ; Research and development ; Sustainable agriculture ; Policy alternatives
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB2009-111458 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 09/09/2010
Collation 230p
Major fundamental advances in molecular and cellular understanding of biology, particularly since the 1960s, have generated a new technology referred to as biotechnology. However, biotechnology--the use of an organism or its product(s) as a product or a process--is a centuries-old technology. Humans have selected, improved, and used organisms and their products for decades: yeasts for bread, wine, and cheese making, domesticated animals and crops for agriculture and food, antibiotics, insulin and other natural therapeutics for health care; and microorganisms for waste treatment and mining. The above examples may be referred as to the old, established or traditional biotechnology in which we have a great deal of familiarity and much favorable experience.