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Agriculture & Nutrition Biotechnology Conference, New York 20-24th/03/2017
Mon, 20 Mar 2017, 19:00 – Fri, 24 Mar 2017, 22:00 EDT
Agriculture and Nutrition biotechnology conference will take place in New York city in the United States of America
Agricultural biotechnology, also known as agritech, is an area of agricultural science involving the use of scientific tools and techniques, including genetic engineering, molecular markers, molecular diagnostics, vaccines, and tissue culture, to modify living organisms: plants, animals, and microorganisms. Nutritional Biotechnology on the other hand would involve use of biotechnology and gene editing to improve the nutritional content of plants or the utilization of nutrients in in the human, livestock and game.
Agricultural Biotechnology has been used to improve the nutritional content of a variety of crops in an effort to meet the needs of an increasing population. Genetic engineering can produce crops with a higher concentration of vitamins. For example, golden rice contains three genes that allow plants to produce compounds that are converted to Vitamin A in the human body. This nutritionally improved rice is designed to combat the world’s leading cause of blindness—Vitamin A deficiency. Similarly, the Banana 21 project has worked to improve the nutrition in bananas to combat micronutrient deficiencies in Africa. By genetically modifying bananas to contain Vitamin A and iron, Banana 21 has helped foster a solution to micronutrient deficiencies through the vessel of a staple food and major starch source in Africa. Additionally, crops can be engineered to reduce toxicity or to produce varieties with removed allergens.
The conference has been organized to relate the relevance of Nutrition and agriculture Biotechnology in improving both human and animal life With this scientific discoveries we wish to invite people from allover the world in different academic disciplines who feel can put a hand in improving nutrition through legislation, research, and social awareness including marketing of the genetically modified foods and nutritional products. So policy makers, lawyers Doctors Nutritionist, Social workers, Economists NGO heads and other related groups of people are invited to attend the conference.