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Forget GMOs. The Next Big Battle is Over Genetically ‘Edited’ Foods

“It’s more about social science than science,” said Neal Gutterson, the vice president of research and development at DuPont Pioneer. “[It’s] ultimately about getting social license for this technology.”

 

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