Modern biotechnology in foodLast Updated : 06 August 2006
Modern biotechnology - will touch the lives of most European by the close of the 20th century, whether in food, medicine or environmental protection - is the subject of lively and sometimes controversial debate throughout society. In common with many other major scientific and industrial advances, biotechnology raises a range of issues, such as safety, ethics and possible environmental impact.
This set of background papers is designed to encourage and contribute to this debate so that a consensus can be reached on responsible applications of biotechnology in food. It aims to help stimulate open discussion of this topic and, ultimately, to make informed public choices.