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University of Toronto Scarborough
Global Asia Studies
Jin Park

WEEK 13-Asian Biotechnology  Biotechnology: to use biological subtances and techniques; stem cells renew certain cells o Tech geered to production of genetically modififed food and producing drugs and therapies for wide range of disease o Chinese: in order to feed the chinse nation the food pop must increase by 60%  Invest in industry of genetically modified foods and industrially proceesed  Geneticall modified food more – plant virus  2002: Chinese farmers planted GM cotton x2 the size of Belgium  Pest resistance , cus it is more vulberablt ot pest artificial o GM rice made in china  2002; successfully made GM food and also 80% less pesticide  Cut down labour cost and production cost and eventually produce larger qaunitty of rice o Feed the nation  Chinseese soverighnty , food pro. And consumption: this ensure chinse ownership of their food and culture someone else won’t take over  Frankenfoods: negative effects and harmful effects cus of GM food  Medical tourism in Thailand: o Definition Vs third world o Hospitals that are built that are attracting theseillets and hospotals are equipped with tech and expertise of medication and distinguishe with their magagement, very secue and sanitized environment o The consumption of health caar e in Thailand  Number of customers come for cometic surgery and sex reassignemt surgery  Lower cost then industrialized naitons like. Comprehensive package in 2007: dental checkups, lower prices o Stratedy: offerin international standards at low cost  Internation standart – question like is the hospital safe  bumrungrad  They offer : docs western trained , no prob with communication
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