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Feeding the World

  • More than 80 North Carolina companies are developing new plant and animal ag applications.
  • Biotechnology hikes North Carolina's crop production by more than 86 million pounds and $82 million in farm income.

Hardier Crops

Innovative technology solutions are creating crops that are more resistant to insects, diseases, and harsh weather.

Healthier Animals

Bio-engineered vaccines are available for parasites and infectious diseases. In the future, it may be possible to breed animals naturally resistant to parasites and disease.

Better Food

Technology is making food more efficiently by enhancing growth, increasing yield per acre and expanding resistance to drought, disease and insects; it's making food safer by reducing the use of pesticides and cutting naturally occurring toxins and allergens; and it's making food more nutritious, appealing and flavorful.