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Experts Converged on a Consensus that Genome-edited Plants are Beneficial, Study
Posted by: Prof. Dr. M. Raupp (IP Logged)
Date: March 11, 2019 06:37AM

Researchers at the University of Saskatchewan conducted a survey that
solicited opinions of experts (scientists, government officials,
agribusiness professionals, etc.) about the potential benefits of
site-specific genome-edited crops (free from foreign DNA) in comparison with
genetically modified and conventional counterparts.

Results showed that the experts largely agree on the potential benefits of
genome-edited crops in terms of agronomic performance (disease resistance,
drought tolerance, high yields, and others) final product quality
(nutrition, shelf life, and others), climate change resilience, and global
food security. Because of the accuracy and precision of genome editing
technology, majority of the experts believe that genome editing offers more
opportunity than conventional methods to develop crops with enhanced
agronomic performance, product quality, farmer profitability, climate
resilience, and global food security. However, the opinions of experts on
socio-political and environmental issues relating to the technology were
less consistent. The respondents were also divided in their views on whether
genome-edited crops will enhance consumer confidence or open foreign market


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