Gene editing: how agritech is fighting to shape the food we eat - featuring Tropic Biosciences

From battling disease in banana crops to overcoming avian flu scientists are seeking wider acceptance for the technology [Financial Times] A brightly lit lab two hours north-east of London might be an odd place to find people trying to save the world’s most popular banana. But examining a Petri dish — the contents of which might contribute to that fight — are plant biologists devoted to just such a cause. The humble fruit is under attack from a pernicious strain of Panama fungus disease which is destroying plantations around the world, threatening to devastate crops and cripple a $36bn a year industry on which some developing economies depend. Impervious to chemical treatments the fungus has

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