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The work at The Sainsbury Laboratory is led by Professor Jonathan Jones, who was really interesting to interview for my forthcoming book (Is that Fish in your Tomato?)
What we choose to eat will have a huge implication on food security, particularly as diets shift towards more meat and dairy. Explore this with infographics.
To combat a citrus disease, scientists have used the CRISPR genome editing technique not just on orange trees but also on a harmless strain of a virus. It is hoped that trees infected with this virus will be protected against the disease. CRISPR isn’t subject to the lengthy GMO regulation, so this may allow its creators to leapfrog the GM orange trees which have been in development for years.
Nothing to do with GM crops, but everything to do with evidence. The full fact website is fascinating, and useful for anyone who’s skeptical about the accuracy of politicians’ claims (oh, OK, that means useful to everyone!).