Why is Biotechnology Important? Find Out the Areas in Which Biotechnology is Making Great Improvements

Biotechnology defined is the
theory of applying what is known about an organism or product, such as food
crops, and develop methods through genetic testing to improve and enhance the
quality and production to the betterment of human kind.  So how is biotechnology applied?  There are four main areas that biotechnology
can be applied in:

Health care or medical – The uses
of biotechnology are vast in the medical and health care industry and are
constantly being revamped and reinvented by new and on-going research and
studies. Genetic testing yields many of the healthcare related
applications of biotechnology.

Crop production and farming – Biotechnology
has made great strides in the understanding and improvement of farming,
agriculture and crop production over the past few decades. Scientists and
researches are applying the theory of biotechnology in order to enhance
the crops and improve the quality of food produced by crops and the
techniques of farming as well.

Industrial uses of crops 
– Biotechnology has many uses in the
processing of industrial uses of food crops such as plastics, vegetable
oil, bio-fuels and biodegradable products. This area is especially
becoming popular due to the rising fuel costs and costs associated with
the production of fuel products. Scientists and researchers are constantly
working towards finding better and more efficient ways to produce products
from crops.

Environmental – Biotechnology
remains a leading way to work to improve the environment, reduce waste, and
reduce damage to the environment. By applying theories and methods of
biotechnology, researchers and scientists are able to work on improving
and innovating new ways to produce products that are better for our


Although these are the main four areas of
applications of biotechnology, there are many other applications such as
directing the use of organisms to manufacture organic products and to use
bacteria that is naturally occurring in the mining fields called bioleaching.
Biotechnology also is used to create better methods and uses to recycle, treat
waste products, clean up hazardous environment agents and produce biological


In addition to the main areas of
applications for biotechnology, there are also more direct applications such as
red biotechnology, green biotechnology, white biotechnology, blue biotechnology
and bioinformatics. These applications are all encompassed in theories and
methods of biotechnology and are working to constantly improve how we live and
enhance the quality of life for all organisms.