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.


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?

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Created by: Jiwon Jun Global Food Security Intern

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