Toxicology is a term used in the science of poisons and the study of adverse effects of chemical agents upon living organisms. The basic of the word Toxic comes from the Latin toxicus (translated poisonous), derived from ancient Greek word toxikon (to describe an arrow dipped in poisons).
Water scarcity is a term used to describe a country or region where the annual renewable water supplies are below 1000 m3 per person.
Bioprospecting is usually conducted by private companies that search in a variety of ecosystems for certain parts of plants, ranging from barks to genetic material.
Biodiversity is the diversity of living things – eco-systems, species and genetic complexity.
Added value is a procedure that increases the worth of a product or raw material through transformation and processes.