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Beans and Gene Editing: Breeding a Better Bean

While common beans are a versatile and healthy staple crop for millions of people in Africa and the Americas, they can be difficult to grow, store and digest.

In the future, gene editing could help scientists develop varieties that are drought-tolerant, have a longer shelf life, and are more digestible — traits that could benefit farmers and consumers alike.

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Plant Biotechnology Case Study Dec 02, 2019

Wheat and Gene Editing: Breeding for Better Bread

Wheat is a staple of diets across the world. The grain is the source of close to 20-percent of the calories consumed worldwide.

Researchers at Kansas State University are using innovative methods like gene editing to breed wheat with added benefits, including lower gluten options that could allow people with gluten sensitivities to enjoy bread and other wheat-based foods.

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Plant Biotechnology Case Study Dec 02, 2019

Rice and Gene Editing: Defending Against Rice Blast Disease

Rice is eaten by three billion people every day in every part of the world, and consumption is forecasted to increase by 100 million tons or more by 2050. While an important staple crop for much of the developing world, rice is threatened by disease, which, without a way to control, could threaten the food security of billions of people in rural areas.

Scientists believe CRISPR/Cas9 and other gene editing techniques can help save the world’s rice fields.

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Plant Biotechnology Case Study Dec 02, 2019

Lettuce and Gene Editing: Increasing Heat Resistance to Combat Changing Climate

As the climate changes and temperatures rise, growing lettuce gets harder. American lettuce farmers are having to grapple with, and farm through, challenging conditions.

A team of plant scientists at the University of California, Davis are employing CRISPR and other gene editing technologies to develop new heat-tolerant lettuce varieties.

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Plant Biotechnology Case Study Dec 02, 2019

Oranges and Gene Editing: Innovating to Save the Citrus Industry

For more than 10 years, citrus greening disease has affected Florida’s orange industry. A determined group of plant breeders at the University of Florida Citrus Research and Education Center (CREC) in the United States believe new gene editing technologies offer citrus growers a reason to be optimistic.

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Plant Biotechnology Case Study Dec 02, 2019

Cassava and Gene Editing: Eliminating Toxins in Cassava to Unlock its Potential

Cassava’s starchy roots produce food and other useful products, even in tough growing conditions. But it is notoriously difficult to breed and requires time-consuming preparation to remove naturally-occurring toxins that can cause cyanide poisoning.

Genome editing promises to make this hardy crop safer and more valuable.

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Plant Biotechnology Case Study Dec 02, 2019

Insecticides and Biotech Varieties Protect Indian Cotton from Significant Losses

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Plant Biotechnology
Case Study Jun 01, 2013

Meeting Diverse and Dynamic Needs of News Media in China

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Plant Biotechnology Case Study Jul 29, 2010

Working with News Media to Build Awareness of Biotechnology

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Plant Biotechnology Case Study Jul 01, 2010

Using Visitors Programs to Educate and Raise Awareness about Biotechnology

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Plant Biotechnology Case Study Jul 01, 2010

Teaching Teachers about Biotechnology in Argentina

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Plant Biotechnology Case Study Jul 01, 2010

Sharing Best Practices in Biotech Stewardship

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Plant Biotechnology Case Study Jul 01, 2010

Public Participation in Biotechnology Decisions

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Plant Biotechnology Case Study Jul 01, 2010
Plant Biotechnology Case Study Jul 01, 2010

National Biotechnology Weeks in Canada and the Philippines

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Plant Biotechnology Case Study Jul 01, 2010