Biotechnology and development

Webster's Dictionary defines biotechnology, somewhat simplistically, as 'applied biological science'. However, the US government employs a more comprehensive definition: both old and new biotechnologies comprise 'any technique that uses living organisms (or parts of organisms) to make or modify products, to improve plants or animals, or to develop microorganisms for specific uses' (Congress, 1984). The 'new' biotechnology has been defined by the US government as 'the industrial use of rDNA, cell fusion, and novel bioprocessing techniques' (Congress, 1991). However, the definition that in the long run may prove the most descriptive, relative to the world economy, is that of Vivian Moses and corporate biotechnology pioneer Ronald Cape: 'making money with biology' (Moses and Cape, 1991).

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