Feeding the World
Innovative biotechnology solutions are creating crops that are more resistant to insects, diseases, and harsh weather, increasing U.S. farm income by more than $1.5 billion a year.
Biotechnology-engineered vaccines are available for parasites and infectious diseases. In the future, it may be possible to breed animals naturally resistant to parasites and disease.
Biotechnology can make food more efficiently by increasing yield per acre and enhancing resistance to drought, disease and insects; it can make food safer by reducing the use of pesticides and cutting naturally occurring toxins and allergens; and it can make food more nutritious, appealing and flavorful.