Agricultural biotechnology holds great potential for feeding a hungry world and reducing the strain on the planet’s environment. The products of agricultural biotechnology will circle the globe as exports and imports. International regulatory systems are and are a problem for commodities grain traders and confuse the public. Everyone engaged in agricultural biotechnology has a role to play in educating, communicating, and promoting a science-based global system that will facilitate rather than impede trade of agricultural biotechnology products.
Agricultural biotechnology; environment; sustainable agriculture; drought tolerance; heat tolerance; pesticides; international agriculture; feeding the world; property rights; public funding of research;