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Crop Biotech Update

Arabic Book on Biotechnology in Egypt

June 26, 2009

A new book in Arabic on important papers for decision makers on biotechnology in Egypt has just been published by the Egypt Biotechnology Information Center (EBIC). It includes key definitions of agricultural biotechnology and provides answers to questions on the safety of biotech crops. Likewise, it highlights the role of biotech crops in the developing world particularly India, China, Argentina and Brazil.

The book reviews the experiences of African countries such as South Africa, and Burkina Faso, as well as Egypt as a first Arab country commercializing a biotech crop. This is the second book published by EBIC on the applications of agricultural biotechnology. The first book dealt with topics designed to raise public awareness.

For more information contact Dr. Ismail Abdel Hamid at ebicvision@yahoo.com.