What is Biotech?

Biotechnology. Bioscience. Genetic Engineering. GMOs.

You see these terms used, but what do they mean? What is biotechnology, and how does it touch our lives?

Simply put, biotechnology is the study or application of new science and tools applied to living things. Biotechnology is just one of the many ways scientists around the globe are creating custom solutions to modern challenges. At DuPont, we look to nature for the best answers to the questions we face today, driving unique solutions that can help provide for the food, energy and protection needs of a growing population.

Explore the history of biotechnology, the ways biotechnology touches our everyday lives, and the doors that open by applying this promising area of science to some of the world’s toughest problems.