Key Topics

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.


Europe’s Drought Might Force Acceptance of Gene-Edited Crops

San Diego Business Journal

Cibus Ready to Grow With Gene-Edited Seeds

The Western Producer

Shattering design to release ahead of combine

The Economist

The coming food catastrophe

S & P Global

Significant gene-editing policy changes seen in Europe

Gene editing to lead a new agricultural revolution - Future Farming


Gene editing in Brassica napus  for basic research and trait development

Plant Biotechnology Journal

Oligonucleotide-directed mutagenesis for precision gene editing

ESG And Precision Gene Editing

International Journal of Molecular Sciences

Genome Editing in Agriculture: Technical and Practical Considerations

A fourth agricultural revolution is underway. What should we call it?

The Western Producer

Sclerotinia resistant genetics for non-GM canola crop


Gene Editing Is A Key To Environmental Sustainability

CIBUS and Environment, Part One: How Can We Save Both the Rainforests and Sharks? Gene editing.

We will be feeding 2 billion more people by 2050. We need gene editing to do it.

The Need For Speed In Plant Breeding

What Does GMO Mean Anyway?

Gene Editing Can Feed The World — If We Let It

Scientific American

Diseases Can Jump to Humans from Plants, Not Just from Animals

Seed World

How Gene Editing is Reshaping Agriculture

Scientific American

Breeding a Nonallergenic Peanut

Scientific American

GMOs Are Not Agriculture's Future-Biotech Is

New Scientist

The second great battle for the future of our food is underway