Biotechnology in Animal Agriculture: An Overview

Issue Papers - IP23 - February 2003
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PART 1 OF A 9-PART SERIES, “ANIMAL AGRICULTURE’S FUTURE THROUGH BIOTECHNOLOGY.” Written by a task force of nine scientists, this issue paper summarizes existing and emerging technologies and assesses their current and potential impacts. The authors suggest that research on biotechnology in animal production is leading to breakthroughs on many fronts. Among the issues this paper addresses are uses in human and veterinary medicine; uses in animal production; vaccine development; food safety; environmental impacts; and ethical considerations of animal biotechnology. Chair: Terry D. Etherton, Pennsylvania State University.

IP23, February 2003, 12 pp., Available free online and in print (fee for shipping/handling).
(Keywords: Biotechnology, GMO, animal production)


Task Force Chair

Terry Etherton

Task Force Author(s)

Dale Bauman
Craig Beattie
Robert Bremel
Gary Cromwell
Vivek Kapur, BVSc
Gary Varner
Matthew Wheeler
Martin Wiedmann

Task Force Reviewers

Robert Collier
John Matheson
Frank Simmen

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