PART 8, “ANIMAL AGRICULTURE’S FUTURE THROUGH BIOTECHNOLOGY”
This paper discusses two of the most recent reproductive technologies used to improve agronomic traits in livestock. One main limitation to the further development and use of these technologies has been the lack of public acceptance. The 8-member international task force suggests that the government develop a regulatory process that addresses consumers’ apprehension while offering realistic expectations of biotechnology. The authors address topics including the cloning of farm animals for breeding and direct food consumption; disease resistance in transgenic animals; and the use of transgenics for improved food safety and quality, decreased environmental impact, and increased production efficiency. (Keywords: biotechnology, GMO, animal production, transgenic animals) Chair: Robert Wall, Agricultural Research Service’s Animal and Natural Resources Institute, Beltsville, Maryland.
IP43, August 2009, 16 pp. Available free online and in print (fee for shipping/handling).
Jim (James) Murray
George Seidel, Jr .
Xiangzhong (Jerry) Yang
Charles (Chuck) Long
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