CRISPR is revolutionizing agriculture but modifying fruit remains challenging. Here’s how scientists are working to overcome that barrier – Genetic Literacy Project

One of the major advantages of CRISPR-CAS-edited crops over the classic genetically modified (GM) crops is that the former does not contain any foreign DNA, making them indistinguishable from those developed by conventional plant breeding.
— Read on geneticliteracyproject.org/2022/09/22/crispr-is-revolutionizing-agriculture-but-modifying-fruit-remains-challenging-heres-how-scientists-are-working-to-overcome-that-barrier/

CRISPR is 10: A decade of gene editing refinements presents new ways to address ‘ agricultural diseases thought to be incurable – Genetic Literacy Project

Because CRISPR applications promise so many benefits, we are impatient to see them realized. Indeed, we may complain that the development of CRISPR therapies is too slow.
— Read on geneticliteracyproject.org/2022/09/16/crispr-is-10-a-decade-of-gene-editing-refinements-presents-new-ways-to-address-agricultural-diseases-thought-to-be-incurable/

Tweaking crops to prevent disease and reduce pesticide use — a CRISPR solution – Genetic Literacy Project

Applying new CRISPR-based technology to a broad agricultural need, researchers at the University of California San Diego have set their aims on a
— Read on geneticliteracyproject.org/2022/09/01/tweaking-crops-to-prevent-disease-and-reduce-pesticide-use-a-crispr-solution/

Prospective UK precision breeding bill could unshackle gene editing from outdated GMO regulations – Genetic Literacy Project

“There is a huge body of scientific evidence that modern genetic manipulation tools, whether that’s CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing or other methodologies, are frankly safer than the methodologies that have historically been used for the last hundred years,” said Neil Ward
— Read on geneticliteracyproject.org/2022/08/24/prospective-uk-precision-breeding-bill-could-unshackle-gene-editing-from-outdated-gmo-regulations/

CRISPR gene-edited rice could help soil bacteria produce nitrogen fertilizer. Here’s how it works – Genetic Literacy Project

Researchers have used CRISPR to engineer rice that encourages soil bacteria to fix nitrogen, which is required for their growth. The findings may reduce the amount of nitrogen fertilizers needed to grow cereal crops, save farmers in the United States billions of dollars annually, and benefit the environment by reducing nitrogen pollution.
— Read on geneticliteracyproject.org/2022/08/18/crispr-gene-edited-rice-could-help-soil-bacteria-produce-nitrogen-fertilizer-heres-how-it-works/

Orange and grapefruit growers devastated by citrus diseases have new hope: CRISPR gene editing – Genetic Literacy Project

In the past few decades, two bacterial diseases — Huanglongbing (HLB) and citrus canker— have decimated the Florida citrus industry by killing millions of trees, costing the state billions in lost revenue, and reducing production by 80%.
— Read on geneticliteracyproject.org/2022/07/18/orange-and-grapefruit-growers-devastated-by-citrus-diseases-have-new-hope-crispr-gene-editing/

Green Revolution 2.0 is unfolding, driven by biotechnology innovation. Here is what you can expect – Genetic Literacy Project

We are on the cusp of a revolution in food and agriculture that will exceed the tremendous accomplishments of the “Green Revolution” of the 1950s and
— Read on geneticliteracyproject.org/2022/05/23/green-revolution-2-0-is-unfolding-driven-by-biotechnology-innovation-here-is-what-you-can-expect/

Young plant scientists eager to develop climate resilient and more nutritious crops see CRISPR gene editing as key – Genetic Literacy Project

In the summer of 2018, the European Court of Justice (that’s Europe’s highest court) reviewed a case and concluded that gene-edited crops should be
— Read on geneticliteracyproject.org/2022/03/17/young-plant-scientists-eager-to-develop-climate-resilient-and-more-nutritious-crops-see-crispr-gene-editing-as-key/

CRISPR beef joins gene edited salmon and pigs approved for sale after FDA finds no safety concerns – Genetic Literacy Project

U.S. regulators on March 7 cleared the way for the sale of beef from gene-edited cattle in coming years after the Food and Drug Administration concluded
— Read on geneticliteracyproject.org/2022/03/11/crispr-beef-joins-gene-edited-salmon-and-pigs-approved-for-sale-after-fda-finds-no-safety-concerns/