Benefits of Ag Research

National centre for genetic engineering and biotechnology (BIOTEC).

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Who maintains statistics with regard to ag trade?  What has happened to the value of agricultural exports in the last several decades?  What are the benefits of expanded ag trade?  What risks?  How can those risks be minimized?  Why might you be asked if you’ve visited a farm recently when boarding an international flight?  What has happened to the number of people flying on commercial airlines?  What is a controlled entry point – what does it do, provide a couple of examples.  Does weather impact the spread of plant or animal diseases?  How?  Where was Ug99 Wheat Stem Rust first identified, how far has it spread?  What risk is associated with Ug99?  What is being done to minimize the risk associated with Ug99?  With regard to animal diseases, how can a treatment that was once effective become ineffective against the same disease?  What is H5N2 – what species does it affect?  What effect has it had?  How can plant and animal diseases affect our economy?

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