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Biotechnology and modern biotechnology defined
IAASTD/Ketill Berger, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Modern biotechnology is a term adopted by international convention to refer to biotechnological techniques for the manipulation of genetic material and the fusion of cells beyond normal breeding barriers. The most obvious example is genetic engineering to create genetically modified/engineered organisms (GMOs/GEOs) through “transgenic technology” involving the
insertion or deletion of genes.