Did you know that ancient Egyptians used biotechnology ideas to produce healthier, better-tasting foods? Although people generally think of biotechnology as complicated machines and genetic engineering, it has been used widely throughout history without all the complex technology that we have now!
Simply by deciding which plants look better and using crossbreeding techniques, people have been biotechnologists for thousands of years. Many of the crops grown in the United States are the result of biotechnology. Our Biotechnology Timeline will show the history and development of biotechnology in laboratories, farms and throughout society.