Cover image for Biotechnology of food crops in developing countries
Title:
Biotechnology of food crops in developing countries
Author:
Hohn, Thomas, 1938-
Publication Information:
New York : Springer, [1999]

©1999
Physical Description:
xi, 222 pages ; 25 cm.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9783211832400
Format :
Book

Available:*

Library
Call Number
Material Type
Home Location
Status
Item Holds
Searching...
SB175 .B545 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks
Searching...

On Order

Summary

Summary

Recent advances in gene technology, plant transformation, and the growing knowledge of DNA sequences of plants as well as of their most important parasites and symbionts offer many interesting prospects for the breeding of new crop varieties. This was not only recognized by the major seed companies, but also by the governments of developing countries and by worldwide foundations supporting their agriculture. The know-how gained by the seed companies on crops important for the agricultural industry in developed countries could easily be provided for free to the international and national organizations dedicated to development of crops important in the third world. Results obtained worldwide become easily available to everybody through the scientific literature. Likewise, agricultural research in, e.g., the USA or Europe profits from the natural plant gene pool available in the third world. All this definitely provides for the possibility of fast change, new prosperity and security of food supply in the whole world, if properly applied. The fast development also asks for ethical and sociopolitical considerations, whereby not doing the right can be as much a mistake as doing the wrong.


Table of Contents

in Text eingebaut