We have an obligation to make public investment in biotechnology and bioprocessing in order to achieve economic advancements and to develop “no-regrets” responses to problems like climate change. Without technology, we cannot support 6 to 10 billion people in anything like a prosperous world with only a moderate impact on the environment. Technology is essential. However, in devising ways of minimizing climate change, for example, we must not incur other risks.
Agricultural biotechnology; biobased economy; renewable inputs; production system; national security; research funding; hydrocarbons; landgrant universities