Agricultural biotechnology : strategies for national competitiveness

by National Research Council (U.S.). Committee on a National Strategy for Biotechnology in Agriculture.

Format: Print Book 1987
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CLP - Main Library Second Floor - Closed Reference (Please ask for assistance) r S494.5.B563 N37 1987
Location  CLP - Main Library
 
Collection  Second Floor - Closed Reference (Please ask for assistance)
 
Call Number  r S494.5.B563 N37 1987
 
 
Summary
Biotechnology offers tremendous potential for improving crop production, animal agriculture, and bioprocessing. It can provide scientists with new ways to develop higher-yielding and more nutritious crop varieties, to improve resistance to disease, or to reduce the need for inputs of fertilizers and other expensive agricultural chemicals. This book explores the United States' ability to solve important agricultural problems, effectively use funds and institutional structures to support biotechnology research for agriculture, train researchers in new scientific areas, efficiently transfer technology, and regulate and test recombinant DNA organisms in the field.
Additional Information
Subjects Agricultural biotechnology -- United States.
Agricultural biotechnology -- Government policy -- United States.
Agriculture -- Research -- United States.
Agriculture -- Research -- Government policy -- United States.
Publisher Washington, D.C. :National Academy Press,1987
Language English
Description xiii, 205 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographies and index.
ISBN 030903745X
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