Current and future prospects for agricultural biotechnology in Europe

Kevan M.A. Gartland, Jill S. Gartland

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    Abstract

    Scientific, technological and economic performance levels of the agricultural biotechnology sector in Europe will be discussed in the light of changing future environmental, population and societal needs. Amongst the key factors driving change in future agricultural biotechnology are food security, energy security, adaptation to climate change, reactions to the global financial crisis, and the rise of new economies. Given these competing and at times conflicting forces, agricultural biotechnology in Europe faces a challenging time in the coming years. Short and medium term approaches designed to deal with these challenges will be discussed.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)7
    Number of pages1
    JournalJournal of Biotechnology
    Volume161
    Issue numberS1
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Nov 2012

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    Keywords

    • agriculture industry
    • Europe
    • climate change

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