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The Economist on White Biotechnology (aka Green Chemistry, Industrial Biotechnology)

800px-Sugarcane_harvesting_equipmentA good piece in The Economist sums up the science and policy of industrial biotechnology.  Among other kernels of information (har), they cite a McKinsey consultant for the proposition that “[s]ales of industrial-biotechnology products were about $140 billion in 2007, and 6% of all chemicals sales were generated with the help of biotechnology.”

Interested? Montréal is hosting the 6th annual World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology & Bioprocessing on July 19-22, and is expecting over 1,000 participants.  Canada has world-class resources to compete in the field: plenty of arable and marginal land, and plenty of Ag-Bio know-how and innovation.

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