Gene-edited Food

Climate change and associated extreme weather events and changes in temperature and precipitation are increasing pressure on agricultural productivity as well as overall food security. Especially since the pace of global warming far exceeds that of natural plant adaptation. Projected declines in yields with parallel worsening biodiversity loss and resource scarcity are leading numerous industries and scientific disciplines to explore innovative technologies that mitigate the impacts of climate change on agriculture. One promising method is gene editing, which is achieved by highly accurate modification of the genomes of organisms such as plants should make them more resistant to droughts, heavy precipitation or heat waves. The field is to be made more climate-silient, so to speak.

According to studies, CRISPR-Cas9 technology (a special molecular biology method for cutting and modifying DNA in a targeted manner) has not only made crops more tolerant of drought, but has also increased yields in crops such as corn. rice could be increased by 11-68 percent. It was also possible to increase the size of tomatoes and thus increase productivity.

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