New Crops, New Uses, New Markets: Industrial and Commercial Products from U.S. Agriculture

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Office of Publishing and Visual Communication, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 1992 - Agriculture - 302 pages
 

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Page 176 - Biotechnology, broadly defined, includes any technique that uses living organisms (or parts of organisms) to make or modify products, to improve plants or animals, or to develop micro-organisms for specific uses.
Page 74 - Agriculture to acquire and preserve in his Department all information concerning agriculture which he can obtain by means of books and correspondence and by practical and scientific experiments, (accurate records of which experiments shall be kept in his office) by the collection of statistics, and by any other appropriate means within his power; to collect, as he may be able, new and valuable seeds and plants...
Page 80 - Biotechnology: any technique that uses living organisms or substances from those organisms to make or modify a product, to improve plants or animals, or to develop micro-organisms for specific uses.
Page 135 - ... for the development of totally new prototype agents that do not share the same toxicities, cross-resistance, or mechanism of action as existing agents. Natural products have, in the past, provided a rich source of such prototype bioactive compounds, and it is essential that the search for new drugs pursue this route. The major advantage of this approach is the likelihood of identifying new prototype drugs with quite different chemical structures and mechanisms of action and, hence, lower likelihood...
Page 273 - One interesting application for low-density fiber mats is for mulch around newly planted seedlings. The mats provide the benefits of natural mulch; in addition, controlled-release fertilizers, repellents, insecticides, and herbicides can be added to the mats as needed. Research results on the combination of mulch and pesticides in agronomic crops have been promising [32].
Page 134 - Department of Veterinary Pathobiology, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign...
Page 77 - July 1 of each year, a statement of recommendations as to allocations of responsibilities and levels of funding among federally supported agricultural research and extension programs, which shall include a review and an assessment of the allocation of funds for agricultural research and extension made for the preceding fiscal year by the organizations represented on the Joint Council. Minority views, if timely submitted, shall be included in the submission. The Secretary shall submit copies of the...
Page 68 - ... or a designee of the Administrator, after determining: (A) That the production of such crop is not likely to increase the cost of the price support program, and will not affect farm income adversely, and (B) the production is needed to provide an adequate supply of the commodity, or, in the case of commodities for which no substantial domestic production or market exists but that could yield industrial raw materials, the production is needed to encourage domestic manufacture of such raw material...
Page 44 - Initiative recognizes the critical role of biotechnology in our nation's future technological strength, economic growth, and the health and quality of life of its people.
Page 134 - ... botanical skills should not be underestimated. All of the world's major crops were brought in from the wild and domesticated in prehistoric times. Aside from their value as sources of food, drugs or industrial raw materials, plants are important to us in many other ways. One can hardly imagine modern society without soaps and toiletries, perfumes, condiments and spices, and similar materials, all of plant origin, which enhance our standard of living. The roles of forests and other types of natural...

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