Topics: Agriculture, Biotechnology, Organism Pages: 3 (787 words) Published: December 2, 2012
Biotechnology has many applications in agriculture, including diagnostics, vaccines and therapeutics for animal health,DNA fingerprinting for managing animal stocks and identifying specific plant varieties, animal and plant propagation; and the use of marker assisted selection, intragenics and genetic modification to develop improved plant and animal varieties. using scientific methods with organisms to produce new products or new forms of organisms.Biotechnology is any technique that uses living organisms or substances from those organisms to make or modify a product, to improve plants or animals, or to develop micro-organisms for specific uses. Malaysia has a strong foundation for agricultural biotechnology, with it being the third engine of growth for Malaysia after the manufacturing and services sectors. Being the world leader in the production of several industrial crops, like oil palm, rubber, cocoa, pepper and tropical timber, Malaysia has a strong agriculture base. This coupled with her rich biodiversity and strong Information and Communication Technology (ICT) infrastructure, puts Malaysia in an advantageous position to drive forward in its goal of biotechnology as the next platform for economic growth for the country.

Public acceptance of complex issues such asbiotechnology is influenced by many interrelated factors. Refer to Aerni(1999), acceptance can be understood through a combination of individual attitudesabout a political issue as derived from technological innovation.While individual attitudes towards new technology depends on perception of the dangers and benefits of these technologies, valuesbeing holding or guide his life and beliefs about institutions that represent the technology. Other studies also have found that the main concern of the biotechnology communityis influenced by ethics, values and security. Acceptance of various biotechnology applications

Firstly is acceptance of various biotechnology applications.Research on the...
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