Plant and Animal Applications

brought to you by: S. Smith and Katie K.


What is it?

Plant and animal applications help the world conquer the problems associated with agriculture. This uses new technology to transplant genes and breed plants from traditional plants to those that can help the world. Transgenic plants disrupt the natural environment.

How does it work?

The original genes of plants and crops are replaced with genes to help the plants. Scientists inject the replacement genes into the seeds and then grow and breed the plants to their desire and the desire of the farmers.

What does it do?

Provides more nutritious foods that are more stable in long term storage. These transgenic plants promote good health. It helps to feed a growing world population. They save the environment from farming and provide flexible crop management. It decreases the dependency on chemical insecticides in soil disturbance and it decreases food prices. The decreased dependency on insecticides and chemicals helps to save the animals whom feed on these plants. The chemicals that were used would harm the animals if they ate them.


Links:

  1. Caudill, Larry. Albuquerque’s Environmental Story. (Online) available at http://cabq.gov/aes/s5ap.html. (December 4, 2001)
  2. Smith, Nick. Many Possible Benefits From Biotechnology. (Online) available at http://biotechknowledge.monsanto.com/biotech/knowcenter.nsf/ID/CF33B13A78FA806C86256AF6005264F7?OpenDocument. (December 4, 2001)
  3. Transgenic Plants and World Agriculture. (Online) available at http://www.biotechknowledge.moonsanto.com/biotech/knowcenter.nsf/ID/5CBE7DB3720E6A5386256AF600526501?OpenDocument. (December 4, 2001) 

Biopesticides

By Alan & Todd

What are biopesticides?

Biopesticides are pesticides that use biotechnology to create plants that are safe from parasites. They are made of various things, including viruses, bacteria, and protozoa. They act by creating plants that are edible to humans, but not edible for bugs.

What do they do?

They protect crops, improving the farming industry. They also increase the production of food, helping to feed more people. The benefits are far-reaching. For example, using these reduces the need for spray-fertilizers, which lowers pollution.

How do they work?

Biopesticides change the plant’s DNA to be more resistant to parasites. They use microorganisms, plants, and chemicals to do so.

 

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