Media Images of Environmental Biotechnology: What does the Public See?
Environmental biotechnology, as a method for effective and economical treatment of hazardous wastes, is one of the most recent applications of biotechnology to a major societal problem. Research and development in this area continues apace, though fundamental policy questions relating to the successful transfer of technology from laboratories to the private sector remain unanswered. How, and to what extent the government should regulate environmental biotechnology, and educate and inform the public are critical issues that public policy makers must address.
KeywordsEnvironmental Biotechnology Public Image News Program Network News Medical Biotechnology
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