Biotechnology - General Publications
See also: Genetics
Genetically engineered (GE) food is produced from plants, animals, and microbes that have had their genetic code modified in some way, an approach that has yielded both benefits and consumer safety concerns. This publication answers some basic questions on the GE process and food safety. Agricultural Biotechnology in California series.
Many people enjoy raising poultry but do not have the space for a home flock. One solution is a community farm where many people can work together to raise their poultry or other animals. Learn about special health and safety issues that may arise.
Recombinant DNA is still a relatively new technology. This publication gives a basic introduction to how it works and how it's being used in plant breeding.
Some food shoppers are concerned about the safety of biotech crops and of food animals raised on biotech feeds. This publication summarizes scientific research on the topic.
Describes practices that can be used to reduce the potential for contamination by outcrossing in cottonseed. Agricultural Biotechnology in California series.
Full title: Methods to Enable Coexisence of Diverse Production Systems Involving Genetically Engineered Alfalfa. Agricultural Biotechnology in California series.
How to keep a corn field true to the planted variety and reduce the potential for cross-pollination from nearby plantings of other corn varieties. Agricultural Biotechnology in California series.
The genetic purity of any commercial agricultural product propagated by seed begins with the purity of the seed planted.Agricultural Biotechnology in California series.
Discusses the types of biologics produced in plants, plant based production systems in use, government agencies responsible for regulation of biologics, and some agricultural practices required to safely produce biologics in crop plants.
Full title:Some Food and Environmental Safety Issues with GE Products: A Scientific Perspective. Agricultural Biotechnology in California series.