Biotechnology in Animal Agriculture

There is a huge impact of Animal Agriculture on the environment and the climatic changes. Animal agriculture consumes a lot of our natural resources and helps in the process of deforestation. United Nations in the year 2006 came up with a study stating that there is 18% of contribution globally by the animal agricultural sector. The major drawbacks of animal agriculture are that it produces huge quantity of animal wastes, damages the water and causes water pollution and also air pollution. This leads to a drastic change in the climatic conditions and the environment. According to the recent study at every stage of production of raw food like egg, meat and milk products has an impact on the climatic changes and this leads to climatic crisis due to the release of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere.

There is a major transformation in biotechnology due to the rapid changes and advancement in Animal Agriculture. It involves certain technologies in order to improvise the needs; the various kinds of technology include genetic engineering, genetic modification, transgenics, various DNA techniques and the process of cloning. The EFSA (European Food Safety Authority) drafted a scientific study on the issues with regards to the safety and health of animals, quality of food and the aspects of the environment related to the process of cloning. Only the food produced from healthy cloned animals are no less safe than the food products produced from the bred animals.