Basic Biotechnology by Ratledge C., Kristiansen B. (eds.)

By Ratledge C., Kristiansen B. (eds.)

Biotechnology's wide-ranging, multi-disciplinary actions contain recombinant DNA concepts, cloning, and the applying of microbiology to the construction of products from bread to antibiotics. during this new version, biology and bioprocessing issues are uniquely mixed to supply an entire evaluate of biotechnology. a particular function of the textual content is the discussions of the general public notion of biotechnology and the company of biotechnology, which set the technological know-how in a broader context. This complete textbook is vital studying for all scholars of biotechnology and utilized microbiology, and for researchers in biotechnology industries

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By Ratledge C., Kristiansen B. (eds.)

Biotechnology's wide-ranging, multi-disciplinary actions contain recombinant DNA concepts, cloning, and the applying of microbiology to the construction of products from bread to antibiotics. during this new version, biology and bioprocessing issues are uniquely mixed to supply an entire evaluate of biotechnology. a particular function of the textual content is the discussions of the general public notion of biotechnology and the company of biotechnology, which set the technological know-how in a broader context. This complete textbook is vital studying for all scholars of biotechnology and utilized microbiology, and for researchers in biotechnology industries

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The financial consequences of these regulations will be vast, not only to industry but also to the consumer, with an anticipated 3--5% increase in the cost of processed foods. The EU is now clearly out of step with most other developed countries purely to satisfy the ‘precautionary principle’ propagated by the anti-GM lobby. The Royal Society of Canada concluded in 2002 that mandatory labelling of GM products cannot be justified on a scientific basis unless ‘there are clear, scientifically-established health risks or significant nutritional changes posed by the product itself ’.

17 18 J. E. 5 Social, moral and ethical issues with plant and animal GMOs Initial concerns about GMOs were perceived basically on safety issues; but more recently social, moral and ethical issues have become part of the decision-making process. The control of GM crop plants and their seeds by multi-national agrochemical companies and their need to recover the high investment costs could imply that only farmers making use of advanced technologies will be able to meet the full costs. GM seeds are normally made sterile to prevent further propagation by farmers.

Transgenic animals are those incorporating foreign or modified genetic information resulting from genetic engineering. Genetic modification of animals with ensuing transgenesis may be considered by some on a religious basis as a fundamental breach in natural breeding barriers that nature developed through evolution to prevent genetic interplay between unlike species. Such viewpoints consider the species as ‘sacred’. In contrast, PUBLIC PERCEPTION OF BIOTECHNOLOGY in the reductional philosophy of most molecular biologists, the gene has become the ultimate unit of life and is merely a unique aggregation of organic molecules (largely common to all types of living cells) available for manipulation.

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