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Genome Editing for Global Food Security.

Trends Biotechnol; 2017 Sep 08.
Article in English | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-28893405

Abstract

Global food security is increasingly challenging in light of population increase, the impact of climate change on crop production, and limited land available for agricultural expansion. Here we outline how genome editing provides excellent and timely methods to optimize crop plants, and argue the urgency for societal acceptance and support.