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Agricultural Biotechnology

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Agricultural Biotechnology
A range of scientific tools that alter living organisms to improve plants & animals for agricultural purposes
Mutation Breeding
Agricultural Biotechnology (Crops)
Agricultural biotechnology is not a recent phenomenon.
Farmers have been improving plants & animals for thousands of years using conventional breeding techniques.
Hybridization
Plant Tissue Culture
Cross Pollination
Marker-Assisted Selection
Genetic Engineering
Biotechnology can be difficult to understand. This visual helps to better understand the different technologies, how they differ from one another, and the advantages and disadvantages of each.
Are biofortified seeds genetically engineered?
Is hybridization a biotechnology?
Are GMOs safe?
Click on the boxes below to learn more.
Created by: Jiwon Jun Global Food Security Intern
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