Biotechnology<br />Biotechnology is technology based on biology, especially when used in agriculture, food science, and me...
Some examples of biotechnology<br />http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/7426054.stm<br />GM crops debate<br />http://www.come...
Biotechnology<br />Read pages 158 and 159 of Agriculture and food<br />How have biotechnology approaches been applied to L...
Biotechnology<br />Read pages 213 and 214 of your text book<br />Mind map some more examples of GM crops<br />
Biotechnology – an evaluation<br />
Biotechnology – review and homework<br />“Biotechnology is a force for good” discuss. (15 marks)<br />Do the activities on...
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8. biotechnology

  1. 1. Biotechnology<br />Biotechnology is technology based on biology, especially when used in agriculture, food science, and medicine. United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity defines biotechnology as:<br />Any technological application that uses biological systems, living organisms, or derivatives thereof, to make or modify products or processes for specific use.<br />Biotechnology is often used to refer to genetic engineering technology of the 21st century, however the term encompasses a wider range and history of procedures for modifying biological organisms according to the needs of humanity, going back to the initial modifications of native plants into improved food crops through artificial selection and hybridization. <br />Bioengineering is the science upon which all biotechnological applications are based. With the development of new approaches and modern techniques, traditional biotechnology industries are also acquiring new horizons enabling them to improve the quality of their products and increase the productivity of their systems.<br />
  2. 2. Some examples of biotechnology<br />http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/7426054.stm<br />GM crops debate<br />http://www.comedycentral.com/videos/index.jhtml?videoId=106683<br />Dolly the sheep!<br />
  3. 3. Biotechnology<br />Read pages 158 and 159 of Agriculture and food<br />How have biotechnology approaches been applied to Livestock?<br />What problems have occurred?<br />How does Don Grierson’s work on tomatoes function?<br />
  4. 4. Biotechnology<br />Read pages 213 and 214 of your text book<br />Mind map some more examples of GM crops<br />
  5. 5. Biotechnology – an evaluation<br />
  6. 6. Biotechnology – review and homework<br />“Biotechnology is a force for good” discuss. (15 marks)<br />Do the activities on page 215 for homework<br />

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