CONTENTS:- Preface. 1. Biotechnology: an agenda for development. 2. Natural resources. 3. Conventional fuels and their environmental impacts. 4. Modern fuels and their environmental impacts. 5. Transgenic plants: progress and potence. 6. Transgenic animals. 7. Biotechnology for pollution abatement. 8. Bioremediation. 9. Biomineralization. 10. Thuringiensis toxin as a natural pesticide. 11. Biological control of insects swarming agricultural fields. 12. Biofertilizers. 13. Food biotechnology.
The Environmental Biotechnology is undoubtedly a well researched, most outstanding, comprehensive, categorical and critical assessment of the subject. It is indeed out of the most complicated issues of the twentieth century, but it is going to be the only issue of the twentyfirst century. Biotechnology tampers with the very fabric of life and demands a fundamental restructuring of our minds, our ethics, our environment, social and economic values and relationships. This is the first of its kind in which the smallest and biggest details of biotechnological boom to ecological doom, from non-renewable to renewable resources, from conventional fuels to modern fuels, from transgenic plants to transgenic animals, from bioremediation to biomineralization, from natural pesticides to biological pest control, from biofertilisers to food biotechnology have been collected with a roving and a scientific eye. The book should be useful both referentially and inferentially. It publication is an opportunity to present to the readers a volume of valuable information. It is hoped that the learned readers would make plentiful and profitable use of it.