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:: The Impact of Agricultural Biotechnology on Biodiversity - a Review
This paper gives an overview of biodiversity and how it is impacted by agricultural biotechnology, building upon chapters on the impact of biotechnology on biodiversity for the European Federation of Biotechnology and UNESCO. Biodiversity encompasses the fundamental bases of life on earth, including genetic, species and ecosystem diversity. Overall, creating agricultural systems with lower impact on offside biodiversity and maintenance of high levels of inside biodiversity will require us to utilize all available technologies while simultaneously encouraging appropriate farmer practices. This also means that agricultural and conservation policy should work together in order to develop appropriate markets.
Author: AMMANN Klaus ,