The Times view on plans to loosen the rules on research into gene-edited crops: Good Breeding – The Times

There are few challenges facing the world today to which the solution does not lie in science and technology. One of the biggest challenges is how to feed a growing global population, particularly in a world of more frequent extreme weather events, environmental degradation and scarce resources. Science can play a vital role in developing more resilient and nutritious crops requiring less water, fertilizer, pesticides and land. That makes the government’s plans to loosen the rules relating to research into gene-edited crops very welcome.
Gene editing is the process of using technology to speed up the process of selective breeding by tweaking the DNA of a single species. It should not be confused with genetic modification, which involves introducing the DNA of a different species.
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