138 pages, no illustrations
This text examines the development and evolution of biotechnology in industrialized and developing countries. It first explores efforts made by policy makers and the leaders in the field to reduce technology gaps and analyzes the development of financial mechanisms and regulatory frameworks to hasten the adoption and diffusion of biotechnology. The second section of the book looks at the relationship between biotechnology and its resource base, biological diversity. The author emphasizes the interdependency between biodiversity and biological research and development in an attempt to simplify the debate on the conservation of biological diversity. The last section of the book focuses on the potential positice and negative implications of biotechnology and its contribution towards sustaining biodiversity.
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