ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT: Biotechnology technology has answered some of our world hunger concerns. Biologically manipulating different plant species can help reduce the need for pesticides and help protect them from environmental variables. Which can lead to higher yields and overall stronger crops.
GE allows biotech companies to violate natural boundaries in a way that conventional breeding does not. The traits selected include: longer-shelf life, higher vitamin content, and resistance to diseases. For the most part, commercially produced GE crops are designed to resist insects and herbicides that are produced by the same biotech companies peddling the seeds.
Current developments in biotechnology and bioengineering : crop modification, nutrition, and food pCurrent developments in biotechnology and bioengineering : crop modification, nutrition, and food production