"This "Glossary of Biotechnology for Food and Agriculture" is a revised, augmented version of the "Glossary of Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering" published by FAO in 1999. The preface of the previous edition clearly stated the reasons for the immediate need to undertake a complete revision, namely, the swiftness of change in the sector, constant evolving terminology and difficulty to remain abreast of technological evolution.
When the Glossary was published, FAO was conscious that it could contain some errors, omissions or infelicities, and therefore expressly considered the first edition as provisional.
The Glossary generated a considerable amount of interest worldwide, as verified by the many appreciative messages, number of visits to the related website and repeated requests for translation of the definitions into the other official FAO languages.
English version: Glossary of Biotechnology for Food and Agriculture
Spanish version: Glosario de biotecnología para la agricultura y la alimentación
Arabic version: download here
Polish version: Sownik terminologiczny biotechnologii zywnosci i rolnictwa
Vietnamese version: download here
Chinese version: 粮食及农业生物技术词汇手册 －生物技术和遗传工程词汇手册 修订增补版"