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Can new GMO crops help grow sustainable agriculture?
April 13, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Nicholas Jordan, Institute on the Environment Fellow and Professor in the College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences
Humanity faces truly grand challenges in sustaining and expanding supplies of food, water and energy. To meet these challenges, genetic improvements in a wide range of crops are essential. Emerging technologies such as CRISPR/Cas9 and other forms of genome editing may greatly facilitate such improvements. At the same time, they may compromise certain values or have undesirable effects on environment and health. In this Frontiers presentation, we will outline a new system for robust and expansive exploration of the merits and demerits of using these technologies in crop breeding and present a case study of the system in action.
Photo by United Soybean Board (Flickr/Creative Commons)
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