Biotechnology and the food industry: some potentials for Ghana

  • George Y. P. Klu Biotechnology and Nuclear Agriculture Research Institute (Ghana Atomic Energy Commission), P.O. Box LG 80, Legon.

Abstract



Biotechnology has played a major role in the traditional food and agriculture industry particularly in the areas of food fermentation, biological control of pests, and conventional animal vaccine production. The need to augment food production to meet the increasing population in Ghana requires that modern techniques be adopted. Modern biotechnology based on advances in biology, genetics, chemistry and engineering is being used for major developments in food and agriculture in many countries. Biotechnology offers a great potential for meeting the demands of the food and agriculture industry in Ghana in the next millennium. The potential areas of application including crop production, animal production, health and food processing are herein discussed.

JOURNAL OF THE GHANA SCIENCE ASSOCIATION Volume 2 No. 3 (2000) pp. 36-45
Published
2004-05-25
Section
Articles

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