This website, developed for the University of California Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources Statewide Biotechnology Workgroup, provides educational resources focused broadly on issues related to agriculture, crops, animals, foods and the technologies used to improve them. Available are educational tools and information and science-based information to promote informed participation in discussions about these topics.

For questions regarding content:

Peggy G. Lemaux, Ph.D.
Department of Plant and Microbial Biology
111 Koshland Hall
University of California
Berkeley, CA 94720
Phone: 510-642-1589

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This website was created in 1999 and funded by either the University of California Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources or the Cooperative Extension Service through the University of California. No corporate funding was used for its creation and/or upkeep. Any opinions, findings, conclusions or recommendations on the website and its publications are those of the author(s) and do not reflect the views of the University of California.

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