You are probably asking yourself, what is biotechnology? Biotechnology is a branch o science that is based no biology. The main point that biotechnology research and improves is technology to improve our lives and lives of all living things on this planet. More rather, biotechnology harnesses cellular and biomolecular processes. Biotechnology has a pretty long history in our society. First time when we used biotechnology was 6,000 years ago when we used microorganisms to produce food, such as cheese and bread.
In today’s modern world, biotechnology has many more applications. We can use it to battle rare diseases, to feed the hungry, to reduce our already too big environmental footprint, to use cleaner energy. Pretty much biotechnology can improve every part of our lives. Today we can find more than 250 biotechnological healthcare products and vaccines that are available to patients all over the world, for many diseases that were untreatable in the past. Biotechnology helped to modernize the agriculture. Now more than 13.3 million farmers all around the world use agricultural biotechnology to improve the quality of grains, to protect them from insects and all kind of pest that used to destroy grains.
Why is biotechnology so important?
Without biotechnology, we would not have this world that we live in. Biotechnology vastly improved our quality of life, our way of life. Without biotechnology, we would probably still have the same health problems from the 19th century. Biotechnology defined 20th and 21st century and the way that we live our lives. We need to protect biotechnology from all the people who oppose the progress of the science as a whole. Because without the science we would not have the world as it is.
History of Biotechnology:
As we said in the introduction, biotechnology started around 6,000 years ago when we started to use microorganisms to produce food. Egyptians used yeast to brew the beer. Mostly in the past biotechnology was used for agriculture. Luis Pastiere was the first person to discover the inner workings of biotechnology, more precisely the way how fermentation works. In the 20th century, biotechnology started to develop exponentially. Nowadays biotechnology is used pretty much in every sphere of biology, agriculture, pharmaceutic and etc. Biotechnology has become a big part of our everyday life.
Without biotechnology, we would not have the world that we have today. Biotechnology is one of the most important science branches for which many people didn`t heard about. It affects our lives directly and also affects the whole living nature around us. Many of us would not be alive without biotechnology. Just think about it, how many times you were sick, had a flue or lung inflammation? Without biotechnology, you wouldn`t survive this diseases. But now those diseases are just minor annoyances. So next time you get sick, eat bread or dairy products remember that all of those accommodations had come from our understanding and use of biotechnology. And believe us, we have still a lot to discover and improve to mak