Originally Aired: July 21, 2021
Time: 2:00 pm ET
Despite CRISPR’s great promise as a genetic editing tool in medicine, many experts believe that the main application of this Nobel Prize-winning technology actually lies in agricultural biotechnology. Humanity is facing a global food production crisis as our crops and plants are threatened by the threat of various parasites – viruses, bacteria, fungi, and parasites – drought and climate change. CRISPR and other gene-editing technologies can provide solutions to this emergency, increasing pest and drought resistance and nutritional value.
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On the July episode of GEN Live, three experts from “Big Ag” and plant biotechnology companies discuss the impact of new technologies on protecting the world’s food supply, the current state of GMO regulations and new processing applications. Plant genome.