Agricultural Biotechnology: A Global Strategic Business Report
San Jose, California (PRWEB) February 25, 2008
Biotechnology is considered to be the most promising technology that can provide lasting solution to various problems ranging from food shortage to preservation of environmental resources. Much of the interest in biotechnology stems from rapid dissemination in North America and other exporting countries of genetically engineered (GE) crops such as soybeans, cotton, canola, and corn. In agricultural biotechnology, wide array of transgenic crops integrate genetically altered and enhanced attributes that assist plants to build resistance against particular pests and herbicides.
United States is the largest agricultural biotechnology market in the world and is projected to cross US$5 billion by the year 2010, as stated by Global Industry Analysts, Inc. Asia-Pacific is the fastest growing agricultural biotechnology market in the world and is projected to expand at a CAGR of over 14% during the ten-year analysis period. Transgenic seeds market is the largest and the fastest growing segment in the global agricultural biotechnology market and is projected to cross US$8 billion by the year 2009, expanding at a compounded annual rate of over 10% during the analysis period.
Worldwide nations have set different standards regarding the amount of Genetically Modified (GM) ingredients. However, in the long term, a cautious approach has to be adopted to meticulously evaluate present and future products for clarifying several ambiguities about the long-term effects of consuming GM food. Researchers also need to study long-term effects on vulnerable consumers such as children and infants. In this direction the latest directives from the EU can be considered as a crucial step closer to final authorization of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs).
The report titled "Agricultural Biotechnology: A Global Strategic Business Report" published by Global Industry Analysts, Inc., provides strategic content on available transgenic cropland worldwide, ethical, environmental and legal issues facing the industry, biotech research initiatives, M&A activity, competitive scenario, regulatory environment, and other strategic corporate developments. The study also analyzes market data and analytics in value sales for regions such as USA, Canada, Asia-Pacific (including Japan), Latin America, and Rest of World by the following product segments -- Transgenic Seeds/Crops (Soybean, Corn, Cotton, and Others), and Biopesticides.
Leading players in the global agricultural biotechnology market include Bayer CropScience AG, Certis USA, Dow AgroSciences LLC, Emerald BioAgriculture Corporation, Makhteshim-Agan Industries Ltd., Monsanto Company, Mycogen Seeds, Performance Plants Inc., Pioneer Hi-Bred International, and Syngenta International AG.
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