Driving Sustainable Agriculture
We have built a Social Media Channel that follows the global movement for Sustainable Agriculture and the role of gene editing.
Gene Editing is at the epicenter of the Sustainable Agriculture Movement.
Using gene editing, it is possible to develop:
Plants that require less chemicals to manage disease, insects or weeds,
Plants that can meet the environmental challenges of climate change,
Plants that can reduce agriculture’s carbon footprint,
Plants that require less fertilizer.
Pioneering the most advanced gene editing technologies to produce healthier plants, greater yields and foster greater sustainability.
The world's major crops are grown on over a billion acres. The only solution to address the challenges impacting them at scale? Better genetics. Both modern breeding & gene editing provide scalable solutions that are nature identical. http://ow.ly/Jr8P50LAAan via @FinancialTimes
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Increasingly, regulators are appreciating that the only way for farmers to survive climate change is through better genetics that will combat the extreme environmental challenges they are facing. Via @POLITICOEurope's @thisisbartosz.
Like it or not, gene-edited crops are coming to the EU
The only question is how strictly they’ll be regulated.
The UK 🇬🇧 advancing The Genetic Technology (Precision Breeding) Bill is a critically important milestone in the global movement to approve #geneediting technologies. Cheers to the UK for recognizing the urgency for & importance of sustainable farming!
Genetic Technology Bill to take on most pressing environmental problems of our time
Covers precision-bred plants and animals developed through techniques such as gene editing
This #WorldFoodDay, Cibus celebrates all of the #FoodHeroes who work to make global agri-food systems more sustainable and ensure healthy diets for all, leaving no one behind.
#ICYMI: Dr. @EmmaKovak, a senior food and agriculture analyst @TheBTI, argues in @ForeignPolicy that a "new U.K. bill is a chance at food security—if Britain can get past unfounded fears."
The gene editing movement in agriculture is gaining speed!
Who’s Afraid of Gene-Edited Crops?
A new U.K. bill is a chance at food security—if Britain can get past unfounded fears.
🇪🇺 EU agriculture ministers are pushing the European Commission to adopt new regulations for gene editing, arguing it's needed to bolster the sector & economy in the face of increasing droughts, climate change & yield losses. Via @EURACTIV's @NatashaFoote:
EU agri ministers renew push on genetic techniques to bolster sector
EU agriculture ministers are pushing the European Commission to relax rules on new genomic techniques (NGTs), arguing ...
Some European politicians are rethinking the EU's long-standing opposition to gene-edited crops thanks to the continent's historic drought, reports @WIRED's @mattsreynolds1. A move other global regulators are also considering in the face of climate change.
Europe’s Drought Might Force Acceptance of Gene-Edited Crops
For decades, the EU has had some of the tightest restrictions on genetically altered agriculture. That could be about to change.
Today, we're revisiting a late 2021 piece from @IrishTimes in which @AntonyJKing takes a look at how gene editing could improve food security and crop sustainability in Ireland and the EU.
Crop failures: Ireland and EU left behind as gene editing marches on
Irish farmers and EU consumers may miss out because of an outdated stance
Did you know that the Inflation Reduction Act is also a really important investment in sustainable agriculture? @voxdotcom's @BenjiSJones on how the climate bill has earmarked $20 Billion to fund technologies and practices that will help farmers. https://www.vox.com/platform/amp/science-and-health/2022/8/15/23301352/inflation-reduction-act-farms-climate-wildlife
The @FinancialTimes with an in-depth report on China's need for a food revolution and increasing its food security—a push centered on understanding that gene editing is critical to sustainable food and agriculture systems. https://www.ft.com/content/363c94c1-afed-49b3-aa09-f31227819791