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David Sparks Ph.d Gene editing conundrum
by David Sparks Ph.d, click here for bio

Program: Idaho Ag Today
Date: August 08, 2019

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There is something of a conundrum when you learn that in a House agriculture subcommittee hearing there was talk about the issue of whether or not to allow gene editing to be part of organic production. But organic production does not allow for genetically modified organisms (GMO).

Genome editing has been used in agriculture to genetically modify crops...Genome editing (also called gene editing) is a group of technologies that give scientists the ability to change an organism's DNA. These technologies allow genetic material to be added, removed, or altered at particular locations in the genome. Several approaches to genome editing have been developed. Under Secretary of Agriculture Greg Ibach at a House Agriculture Subcommittee hearing talking about the issue.

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