CRISPR-Cas9 technology provides an extremely precise and powerful tool for modifying genomes with countless potential applications, many of which are in agriculture. The University of Warwick’s Jessica Finch considers what this might mean for food security.
If the fruit sector were a game, what would it be like? Monopoly – rich get richer, poor get poorer? Snakes and Ladders – it’s all down to luck? Dungeons and Dragons – highly complex and best directed by experts? Or maybe like Twister – needing strength and flexibility?
- Date: 7 August 2018
With livestock production losses due to FMD costing an estimated $2.3 billion each year in Africa, affecting food security, national economies, and the livelihoods of livestock keepers – 85% of which live in extreme poverty – this targeted vaccination programme could help alleviate poverty in eastern Africa.