Biotechnology has been defined in a number of ways. The basic underlying definition is the use of living organisms and processes to enhance plants, animals, and microorganisms for useful purposes. The food industry is one of the largest users of biotechnology. Historically, one may find examples of biotechnological applications, primarily microbial food production and preservation, that extend back thousands of years.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Food Toxicology|
|Number of pages||16|
|ISBN (Print)||0849327601, 9780849327605|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2000|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)