Agricultural Biotechnology and Its Benefits and Risks

  • Satya Nath Doley


Biotechnology is a broad area of biology, involving the use of living systems and organisms to develop or make products. Depending on the tools and applications, it often overlaps with related scientific fields. In the late 20th and early 21st centuries, biotechnology has expanded to include new and diverse sciences, such as genomics, recombinant gene techniques, applied immunology, and development of pharmaceutical therapies and diagnostic tests. The term "Biotechnology" was first used by "Karl Ereky" in 1919, meaning the production of products from raw materials with the aid of living organisms.
The purpose of this paper is to summarize the recent scientific developments that underpin modern biotechnology and to discuss the potential risks and benefits when these are applied to agricultural crops.

How to Cite
Satya Nath Doley. (2020). Agricultural Biotechnology and Its Benefits and Risks. International Journal of Advanced Science and Technology, 29(04), 9574 -. Retrieved from