In this blog post, we'll discuss what biotechnology is, the advantages and disadvantages of biotechnology. Therefore, creating healthier foods can reduce health problems related to lack of nutrients and increase food availability. In addition, food loss and the rate of food spoilage due to diseases and pests worldwide reduce food production by more than 35 percent. Reliable sources claim that there are more than 250 biotech health care products available for patients with non-treatable diseases.
One of the biggest drawbacks of biotechnology is that it has many unknowns. Although biotechnology has advanced in recent years, there are still many long-term effects that we don't know about. DNA cloning is the process of creating an identical copy (or clone) of a DNA sequence. This technique was invented in 1976 by scientists from Harvard University who inserted frog DNA into bacteria and then studied how it replicated over time.
The concept of biotechnology began in the 1970s, when genetic engineering was developed. It allowed scientists to alter the genetic material of genetic cells. Basically, it manipulates DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid) molecules, a major component of chromosomes. DNA contains genetic information from living organisms, which describes the distinctive and fundamental characteristics of a particular being or thing.
With biotechnology, companies are studying the possibility of producing biofuels from crops. However, the use of these crops can also cause deforestation and rising food prices. A French company called Global Bioenergies is working with Audi to produce renewable gasoline from waste non-food raw materials, such as wood chips and wheat straw.