Biotechnology is often considered synonymous with the biomedical research, but there are many other industries which take advantage of biotech methods for studying, cloning and altering genes. The agricultural and environment industry is at the center of that debate, since agricultural biotech has been producing countless new products that have the potential to change our lives for the better.
Some applications of biotechnology, such as fermentation and brewing, have been used since millennia. Biotechnology in agriculture and environment can be applied to all classes of organism from viruses and bacteria to plants and animals and it is becoming a major feature of modern medicine, agriculture and industry. Modern agricultural biotechnology includes a range of tools that scientists employ to understand and manipulate the genetic make-up of organisms for use in the production or processing of agricultural products.