Canadian perspectives on food security and plant breeding | CABI Agriculture and sBioscience | Full Text

The broadness of biotechnology serves to connect different types of modern plant breeding techniques with the potential to improve global food security. However, the topic goes beyond the specific example consumers’ associate with the term—genetic modification. As a result, it is often unclear if consumers really know what they claim to understand and the efforts to clarify the science and reasoning behind the use of these practices is often obscured. Two online surveys of 500 Canadians were conducted in 2017. Three-quarters of Canadians have high levels of trust in those who provide information about food, yet two-thirds believe that modern plant breeding technologies are unnatural. Canadians lack basic knowledge about modern plant breeding practices and technologies and possess high levels of uncertainty regarding the potential for benefits or externalities to develop from the commercialization of new genome editing plant breeding technologies.
— Read on cabiagbio.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s43170-021-00036-9

Viewpoint: Gene-edited crop developers need to win public trust. Transparency is how they can do it | Genetic Literacy Project

In 2009, the genome editing tool CRISPR was introduced, which allows scientists to edit the DNA of organisms such as plants, bacteria and animals to
— Read on geneticliteracyproject.org/2021/03/02/viewpoint-gene-edited-crop-developers-need-to-win-public-trust-transparency-is-how-they-can-do-it/

Latest trust-in-food data is unsettling | The Western Producer

I’ve spent my entire life involved in the food system. My upbringing, education, career path and even marriage to a ranch girl have all involved
— Read on www.producer.com/2020/01/latest-trust-in-food-data-is-unsettling/

Viewpoint: The ‘assault on science’ and human welfare by eco-activists who reject agricultural technology as ‘corporate subterfuge’ | Genetic Literacy Project

a dangerous anti-science mindset is cementing itself into our problem-based policy approaches.
— Read on geneticliteracyproject.org/2019/06/12/viewpoint-the-assault-on-science-and-human-welfare-by-eco-activists-who-reject-agricultural-technology-as-corporate-subterfuge/