The impact of gene-editing technology on our world is tremendous. We are already applying this technology in four areas: humans, plants, animals, and microorganisms. Because genes are the code for physical traits such as yield, disease resistance and appearance, the power of gene editing unlocks possibilities for designing a biological system to suit one’s needs. Gene editing greatly reduces the time and cost of plant and animal breeding, which is crucial for a resilient supply chain, especially in this era of climate change. Also, it offers added value through innovative products and a longer shelf life. Microorganisms can become easier to engineer, which is beneficial for livestock farming, crop farming and for other uses such as industrial enzyme production and medical production.Read more
Digital Pathway to Power: The Trigger for a Deeper Relationship Between Farmers and the Supply Chain
On the farm, the complexity of decision-making has been increasing for some time, driven by factors such as growing farm sizes, changing climate, and increasing regulation. The intellectual power required to optimize many on-farm decisions has moved beyond human capacity. Now, there is a greater onus on technology to provide the intellectual power required to optimize decisions.Read more
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