February 28, 2007 1:20am CST
Green biotechnology is biotechnology applied to agricultural processes. An example is the designing of transgenic plants to grow under specific environmental conditions or in the presence (or absence) of certain agricultural chemicals.One hope is that green biotechnology might produce more environmentally friendly solutions than traditional industrial agriculture. An example of this is the engineering of a plant to express a pesticide, thereby eliminating the need for external application of pesticides.An example of this would be Bt corn.Whether or not green biotechnology products such as this are ultimately more environmentally friendly is a topic of considerable debate.
28 Feb 07
every new technology has its own merits and demerits, if we will use genetically engineered crops we are likely to face loss of biodiversity, because the farmers will be using the more productive genetically engineered varieties instead of using traditional local varieties that they were previously using.