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Biotechnology has played a key role in food-production for millennia. Its modern equivalent has opened many new opportunities to improve quality of life in many areas including health, food processes, agriculture and the environment.

Since the early EIGHTIES THE European Commission has given continuing and growing support to research and technological development (RTD) in Biotechnology through several consecutive programmes. In the Fourth Programme (1994-1998), the Biotechnology programme (BIOTECH 2) mobilized almost Euro-600 million from the EU research budget to enhance the competitiveness of European industry in this field. BIOTECH 2 has provided support for over 400 research projects, giving a significant boost to European research and further developing networks within the scientific community.

This report is part of the European Commision's efforts to disseminate and encourage the exploitation of the results of the projects it is funding. It strives to raise awareness among a wide audience and its straithforward style is intended to convey in, how EU-funded Biotechnology projects can affect many aspects of the Quality of life of the European citizen. en.

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Authors: LOWES V, Alex Adelmann and Associates
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 19405 EN (2001), pp.96. Euro: 17.50
Availability: Available by EUR-OP Sales Agents
ISBN: ISBN: 92-894-0240-7
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