Biotechnology in one form or another has been part of human development since the dawn of agriculture. Human ingenuity has led to increased production and greater diversity and quality of livestock and varieties of crops. Today’s food crops and domestic animals embody the benefits of many generations of selection and breeding. Biotechnology continues to offer considerable potential for enhancing human health and well-being.
Modern biotechnology, including gene technology, is finding increasing application in healthcare and in a host of industrial and agricultural industries. Effectively applied, modern biotechnology may contribute to economic growth, technological development and human welfare.