An interdisciplinary course was designed as an introduction to the applications of biotechnology in agriculture. Topics were presented from members of government and industry, as well as from faculty members in Animal Science, Plant Science and Food and Resource Economics. Students were asked to complete a survey covering a wide range of biotechnology-related issues before and after the course. Survey results showed that education is an effective means of increasing the understanding of, and allaying the fears associated wirh biotechnology.
biotechnology, socio-economic issues