Synthetic biology is challenging the definition of natural and the need for transparency in food production. This section will introduce synthetic biology and how it is being used in the food industry as well as its developing agricultural applications. It will breakdown the challenges faced by the U.S. government in regard to regulation and oversight of this new technology.
What you will learn in this section:
How synthetic biology is defined.
Current and impending applications of synthetic biology.
How the U.S. Government does and does not monitor the industry.
How corporate agri-businesses shield information and limit transparency of synthetic biology products.