In this opinion piece, Marshall Matz discusses the importance of utilizing CRISPR technology and how it can help lead to a more sustainable future, especially for the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals, which is set to be the main discussion at the United Nations Food System Summit.
Americans are easily riled about genetically modifying crops, even though they know little about the science. So, what about consumer understanding of a new and much different approach to precision breeding called gene editing?
Most Americans have never experienced a famine or even chronic food shortages. We've grown accustomed to finding at least some types of food almost everywhere we look – the grocery store, the gas station, the food truck, the corner stores and of course, online.
BERKELEY, CA, Aug. 17, 2017 – About 500 people gathered this week at the University of California Berkeley to assess the rapid adoption of gene editing techniques that appear to hold immeasurable promise for human, animal and plant health and growth.