The study also found that the way in which the topic of gene editing is presented to consumers can have an impact on their response.
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Robin May, Chief Scientific Advisor at The Food Standards Agency (FSA), discusses DEFRA’s consultation into the regulation of genetic technologies and urges the public’s participation in the scheme.
A bacterium which makes rice plants more resistant to disease has been discovered in the seeds of a crop in China.
Senior Vice President of Research and Development for PepsiCo Europe, Sean Westcott, discusses sustainable farming and why a greater level of co-operation is required between invested parties to make real change happen.
The organic certification body fears that gene editing and genetic modification are not suitable solutions to what it has called the “ecological crisis”.
The genetically altered pigs approved by the FDA do not produce alpha gal sugar, which can cause an allergic reaction in some people.
Project leader, Curtis Pozniak, compares the findings to locating a missing piece of your favourite puzzle, and hopes this will transform the way wheat is grown globally.
The desert locust has a notoriously complex genome structure, but scientists hope that by cracking their genetic code they can develop 'intelligent pesticides' that do not harm other organisms.
The Victoria oat blight was devastating for oat-growing regions in the US, but scientists have now uncovered the genetic make-up of the disease and can better understand how it attacks oat crops.
A US court told the FDA that they had failed to analyse the risk of the salmon escaping into the wild sufficiently, where they might cause harm to natural species.
New research has highlighted the potential for gene editing to replicate desirable characteristics in water buffalo, a key livestock in many Asian countries.