Monday, October 12, 1998
The science behind the second generation of agricultural biotechnology,
which is focused on improved plant traits, is far more complex than that behind
the first generation of agbio products that were focused on insect- and disease-resistance
and herbicide tolerance.
The competition to develop this second generation is in its
early days, as is the application of genomics to agbio. As a result, it isn't
too late for newcomers to the game - companies that missed the first generation
of products - to get a seat at the table.