Whether or not you live somewhere in the typical farmlands of Central California, Coachella Valley, Orange County, or San Diego, or perhaps in the more modern and high-end areas of Irvine, and La Jolla, you should know that agricultural biotechnology is truly integral in today’s business.
The Meaning of Biotechnology
Many people have been curious and have already asked what biotechnology is really about. Some narrow minded ones have even gone to the extent of questioning as to whether it would mean that civilization is already coming to a close. What needs to be understood is the fact that biotechnology means so much more especially when applied to the field of agriculture.
Agricultural biotechnology the technique that refers to altering the parts of the living organisms or modifying the agricultural products so that crops will be improved and certain microbes will be developed for the sake of cultivation uses.
As defined, biotechnology is actually safe for mankind provided that it is crafted and developed with a steadfast respect for Mother Nature itself and with the tight assurance that no harm is supposed to be done to disturb the equilibrium of things.
Four Main Areas of Biotechnology
These days, biotechnology is actually broken down into for principal categories. The red biotechnology is used in the field of medicine, white biotechnology is utilized in the industrial field, blue biotechnology is nonetheless associated with the aquatic field, and of course, the green biotechnology is applied to the field of agriculture.
When it comes to the medical field, biotechnology is used in widening the coverage of newly developed medicines or therapies and can even be applied to utilize the normal genes as a replacement for the defective ones. They are also found to be good at boosting a person’s immunity.
Biological engineering is somewhat one of the fastest growing fields these days as several bio processes are being developed from the laboratory up to the areas of manufacturing and then industrial scales.
On the other hand, biotechnology is so much useful in line with agriculture as it enhances the yield from the primary crops, heightens the nutritive value of the foods, and then lessens the crops’ vulnerability to either the weather or disease. In fact, the said application can even improve both the texture and taste of the food. It also eliminates the harm that can be imprinted on the country’s water supply by means of cutting down the need to use harmful chemicals and pesticides.
Biotechnology in Agriculture Today and Tomorrow
Agricultural biotechnology doesn’t exist today without any of the so called moral dilemmas and criticisms. Cloning has begun to stir up much controversy in the public and some results are even being questioned especially in line with the possibility of contaminating the other non-genetically customized crops. Nevertheless, this application aims to prove that in the years ahead, there will be newfound ways that will clear up issues on wastes and pollutants that generally affect the environment and the entire world as a whole.
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* Keira Havens gave insights on the beauty of Biotechnology at TEDxFrankfurt (http://www.tedxfrankfurt.de).
Biotechnology is a fascinating and complex field, but it is often portrayed as a parody of itself – a scientist in lab coat and glasses, holding a syringe of blue liquid at a bench in an industrial clean room. Keira Havens is a scientist with a love for beauty, and as CEO of Revolution Bioengineering she has combined the two by making flowers that change color throughout the day. In her talk, she shares her vision of a vibrant and stunning future made possible through responsible innovation and the integration of computation, engineering, and biology. Keira wants to shatter some stereotypes, and inspire people to learn how beautiful biotechnology can be!
This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx
Biotechnology can be beautiful | Keira Havens | TEDxFrankfurt