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The Technology and Costs of Deposits

  • Robert H. Foote

Abstract

This topic is a broad one and the discussion will be limited to mammals, primarily mice and farm animals. Clearly, the world of biotechnology is moving rapidly in various sectors of plant and animal biotechnology (Council for Agricultural Science and Technology, 1986; US Congress, Office of Technology Assessment, 1987; Jaenisch, 1988). The benefits to agriculture of genetic engineering techniques could be enormous in terms of increasing the quantity and quality of food (Council for Agricultural Science and Technology, 1986). The world population will probably double in the next 40 years. If this happens, the food required during that time will equal all the food produced in human history. Animal products will continue to be an important part of a nutritious and appetizing diet. Animals utilizing forages compete less with humans for plant sources in the diet. They can indirectly harvest a virtually inexhaustible source of energy—sunlight—acting through photosynthesis, plant growth, and animal conversion to produce high quality proteins.

Keywords

Embryo Transfer Patent Application Transgenic Animal Legal Issue Germ Plasm 
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