Agricultural biotechnology is the science by which you can genetically modify plants to produce improved crop and vegetable varieties. GM crops are grown from seeds which have been modified in a laboratory.
There are a number of exciting benefits which result from plant modifications of this kind which offer environment, consumer and economic improvements. This technology is being used and developed in the global food chain to:
- Help farmers grow more food, more sustainably;
- Help farmers reduce their impact on resources and the environment;
- And help farmers to meet specific challenges in the developing world.