Biotechnology Systems

Biotechnology Systems

Unleash your inner scientist! The use of biotechnology in agriculture enhances plants, animals and microorganisms. Professionals in this field often have a strong interest and background in how science can modify an organism’s genetic composition, also known as genetic engineering.

Careers in this pathway help make plants more nutritious to eat and enable fish to grow twice as fast. They even use biotechnology to solve global issues. This includes working to increase the world’s access to safe and affordable food and clean water. Scientists and engineers in this pathway often work together to investigate methods of creating fuel from agricultural byproducts and use a range of tools to better understand the basic biology of life.

Need help finding ideas for a Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE)? Check out these SAE Idea Cards that are directly connected to this career focus area.

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