Our goal in this Key Topics section is to provide a library of essays, articles and publications that can provide important information on Key Topics tied to sustainable agriculture and the development of a more productive and sustainable food supply in the face of climate change.
We will feature academic articles and papers on the impact of climate change on agriculture, regulatory and technological advances, as well as thoughts and papers from our team at Cibus – a group of people committed to making agriculture more sustainable and environmentally friendly.
A key focus is: 1) The impact of climate change on pests, plant pathogens and other diseases; as well as: 2) The impact of changes in temperature, drought and salinity. Pests, plant pathogens and diseases currently result in reduction of global crop yields between 10 to 15% and economic losses of hundreds of billions of dollars. These are projected to increase materially due to climate change. Enabling plants to better withstand these environmental challenges is the promise and the focus of gene editing in sustainable agriculture.