Did you know that cocoa plants (Theobroma cacao) around the world are being affected by viruses and fungi, to the point of killing whole crops? The CRISPR technique could make them resistant to these infections, saving cocoa crops, chocolate, and more than 50 million jobs generated by their industry!
Field trial shows high promise, people may get it by 2018.
Bangladesh keeps leading the way, and proving the anti GMO movement wrong. Expect a lot of lies about GR as well, and insults and threats to their govt, and to Matia Chowdhury, the minister of agriculture.
Although this a publication of 2016, we hope that the rice will be release at the beginning of next year!
I gave this talk a few months ago, here in San Francisco.
I tried to use some examples and arguments that I don’t see commonly used in debates, and to frame the issue in terms of actual risks and environmental impacts of things we do because we have no access to biotechnology, rather than focusing on the theoretical, never seen risks.
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