Greetings to the participants attending WAC 2024
Dear congress visitors, writing a few welcome notes is an honor and pleasure. Biotechnology today has made unprecedented progress since a few years ago with new “Gene Editing and recombination” methods for faster and more precise plant breeding. This opens new opportunities to adapt modern breeds to climate change, achieve higher productivity, and introduce intelligent, differentiated methods to work against crop pests and aquaculture infection. It is not a coincidence that most mass crops and animals in modern agriculture originate from ancestral species with natural monodominant stands. Organic farming and precision aquaculture, seemingly incompatible with those trends, open alternative farming systems with more respect to biological processes and environmental protection. Since gene transfer and natural mutation are based on similar functions, it is evident that both agricultural and aquaculture strategies could go together. Organo-transgenic agriculture and antibiotic resistance, based on Precision Agriculture, will be the future basis for success.