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GARCIA-JIMENEZ, Emanuel; GATICA-ARIAS, Andrés M.; SOLANO-CAMPOS, Frank  and  ABDELNOUR-ESQUIVEL, Ana. Practical experience: socializing the concepts, applications and benefits of biotechnology in Costa Rica. Rev. biol. trop [online]. 2019, vol.67, n.2, pp.26-35. ISSN 0034-7744.

Biotechnological processes have accompanied humanity since the beginning of civilization; proof of this is the use of yeasts for the preparation of bread, wine and beer. Biotechnology has also been fundamental in the improvement of plants and animals that are part of the human diet; and in vitro culture techniques have accelerated the processes for obtaining better crops for our growing population. The project “Biotechnology for everyone: Socialization of concepts, applications and benefits” socializes the concepts, applications and benefits of biotechnology among educators, opinion-forming groups, and producers in the agricultural and food sectors. The project has successfully used new technologies to reach its goals.

Keywords : biotechnology; science communication; society; teacher training.

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