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How has biotechnology become a global issue?   

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artisticdragon | Student, Grade 11 | (Level 3) eNoter

Posted July 3, 2013 at 6:31 PM via web

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How has biotechnology become a global issue?   

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Posted July 9, 2013 at 4:50 AM (Answer #1)

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Biotechnology hold much promise in many fields such as agriculture, medicine, and even warfare. As the global community has become more and more interconnected (a phenomenon that grows exponentially with the rise of new information technologies, the rise of the global population, more efficient ways to deliver goods and services, and of course many other reasons), changes in any field are likely to have international ramifications because of this interconnection. Therefore, as biotechnology impacts agriculture and other fields in a big way, it likewise powerfully impacts all of the nations on the globe. For example, because of superior methods to transfer goods, a medicine discovered with bio-experimentation can be delivered to developing countries in need. Before this method to transfer goods was available, biotechnological discoveries would not have reached these developing countries, making biotechnology as a whole less of a global issue. This is just one example of biotechnology becoming a global issue. It is important to note that not only is it because of changes to biotechnology itself, but also the world, that have made it a global issue. 

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