Global News Analysis on Biotechnology
Biotechnology in the news: Lessons from a quantitative analysis of news articles on biotechnology between July 2005 and June 2010 by Huib de Vriend of LIS Consult and colleagues reveal differences in positioning of agricultural and medical biotechnology between continents (North America, Europe, Africa, and Asia) and countries. The research team analyzed more than 22,700 news articles about biotechnology based on the following variables: source, the type of biotechnology, geographical information about the event, and major interests described in each article.
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This article is part of the Crop Biotech Update, a weekly summary of world developments in agri-biotech for developing countries, produced by the Global Knowledge Center on Crop Biotechnology, International Service for the Aquisition of Agri-Biotech Applications SEAsiaCenter (ISAAA)