23 September 2013

“The biobased economy will be a cornerstone of economic growth in the European Union”

European biotech week to offer a unique opportunity to communicate with citizens

With an ageing population, climate change and energy challenges facing the EU, biotechnology is more important than ever, says Philippe De Backer.

This year we celebrate the 60th anniversary of the discovery of the structure of DNA by Watson and Crick- a turning point in how we live our lives. It marked the beginning of an invisible revolution and scientific discoveries in the field of biotechnology. The first ever European biotechnology week kicks off in 2013 as an annual occurrence that gives everybody, interested and involved in biotechnology, an opportunity to present, discuss and learn more about this incredible life science.

… Full text: www.theparliament.com/latest-news/article/newsarticle/biobased-economy-can-be-a-cornerstone-of-economic-growth-says-mep/#.UkFLnLyhVat

Tags: jobs, investment, lifestyle, energy, climate change, European Union, DNA codes, research, European biotech week, European forum for bioeconomy and industrial biotechnology (EFIB)

Source: The Parliament, 2013-09-23.

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