Biotechnology – The manipulation, especially through genetic engineering, of living organisms to produce useful commercial products such as pest-resistant crops and new bacterial strains
The biology technicians issued an apology (biotechnology) after their genetic engineering produced plants that ate people instead of being more commercially viable.
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Biotechnology has been used to create useful products such as:
Beer, wine, bread, organic solvents and antibiotics.
Further developments have created:
Herbicide-resistant plants and new vaccines.
The wine making process involves biotechnology.