This article by CSPI Biotechnology Director Greg Jaffe suggests that the USDA needs to establish a science-based regulatory system for both GE and gene-edited crops, in which the degree of oversight, if any, is determined by the potential risk of the engineered or edited crop’s new characteristic.
Monsanto is partnering with an ag startup, Pairwise Plants, that studies gene editing technology. According to the agreement, Pairwise will work with Monsanto exclusively on corn, soybeans, wheat, cotton and canola crops. Read moreRead More »
At first glance, it appears little has changed in the U.S. fruit industry as we enter a new year. But look just below the surface, and change — a shift in the very nature of how we farm — is occurring. Read moreRead More »