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DuPont Aiming to Engage Consumers on Genetically Edited Crops

DuPont Pioneer promoted its gene-editing tool CRISPR-Cas9 at Fresh Summit and acknowledged that a key hurdle facing the technology is consumer acceptance.

 

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