Biotech Updates

Tobacco Companies Turn to Biotechnology

April 30, 2014

Tobacco companies have turned to use of modern biotechnology to make tobacco less harmful for people who patronize their products. When this is achieved, people who smoke tobaccos will be less exposed to health hazards.

According to Ms. Claire Pumfey, Operations and Marketing Manager of National Institute of Agricultural Botany (NIAB) Innovation Farm in North Cambridge, UK, researchers are currently conducting studies on how to remove or significantly decrease harmful toxins in tobacco. Among the objectives of NIAB are to improve knowledge transfer and uptake of crop genetic innovation among science, academics, and industry and to increase awareness and understanding of the enormous benefits offered from harnessing the genetic potential of plants.

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