You Accept Biotechnology in Pharmaceuticals; Why Not in Agriculture?
By Katie Aikins, Arizona Farm Bureau: Though most people only think of biotechnology as being used in agriculture (all we hear in the media) it’s important to acknowledge that biotechnology has and is being used in a variety of other industries. Here are a few areas where biotechnology is being implemented: pharmaceuticals, information technology,
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In chemistry, they use biological products like peptides, DNA, and amino acids to develop a molecule that will bind to receptors in the human body. When these molecules bind to the receptor, they can turn it on or off. Having achieved this result, we can then make a new drug.
But Agriculture gets a bad rap when we discuss biotechnology. It’s time to change our attitudes about this. For a variety of resources to check out the science, Arizona Farm Bureau has created a “Biotechnology in Agriculture” page online at azfb.org. Explore the science and discover an exciting world.Join our Family!