Genetic modification and gene-editing: The test-tube revolution in agri-food
Report from IEG Policy assesses the new technologies that are impacting agricultural production and trade, from gene editing to blockchain to drones, from a policy and regulatory perspective.
Food and biology are closely and intrinsically inter-linked. Leaving aside salt and trace minerals, there is almost nothing that a human being consumes that was not, at one point, a living organism. That means that the processes of animal and plant growth, health and reproduction are hugely important to food consumers, and are hence under constant scrutiny.