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Genome editing improves a wide variety of crops' resistance to heat, floods, salinity, drought, and extreme cold.
FREMONT, CA: Genome editing can help improve a wide variety of crops' resistance to heat, floods, salinity, drought, and extreme cold. Increasing yields while using less fertilizer, water, and nitrogen. Food waste reduction. Consumers appreciate mushrooms, apples, and potatoes for their non-browning properties.
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The following is the list of benefits from agricultural genome editing:
1. The low cost makes technology and ideas accessible to researchers in non-profit organizations, small businesses, and public institutions.
2. Precision breeding enables the exclusion of unwanted DNA during an accelerated breeding process.
3. By reducing off-target mutations using site-specific editing approaches, the likelihood of unfavorable effects is decreased.
4. Reduced time required for breeding programs due to the reduction in the number of required plant generations.
5. Insect and pathogen stress tolerance enables plants to grow in the absence of pesticides. Cassava is resistant to brown streak disease and mosaic virus, apples are resistant to fire blight, potatoes are resistant to late blight, and oranges are resistant to citrus greening disease.
6. Due to herbicide tolerance, farmers have benefited from more effective weed control for canola, flax, and rice.
7. Genome editing improves a wide variety of crops' resistance to heat, floods, salinity, drought, and extreme cold.
8. Increasing yields while using less fertilizer, water, and nitrogen.
9. Food waste reduction—consumers appreciate mushrooms, apples, and potatoes for their non-browning properties.
10.Consumers benefit from improved nutritional characteristics, such as decreased acrylamide levels in potatoes, increased fiber levels in wheat, oleic oil content in soybeans, and improved starch quality in corn.
11.Geographically focused research enables local scientists and research institutes to handle localized difficulties and challenges rather than giant corporations with global applications of singular qualities.
12.For critical animal research, more feasible/affordable/immediate options are required.
13.When vaccinations and selection have failed, disease resistance by genome editing can protect animals from illnesses such as African swine fever, PRRS, or BSE.
14.More effective muscle development and body growth in animals result in increased economic benefits for producers.
15.Offspring selection eliminates the need to cull inefficient farm animals.
16.Improved conditions for animal welfare, including the development of hornless cows and reducing porcine heat loss.
17.Animals that have been genetically modified to effectively host human organ transplants (addressing the shortage of human tissues and organs).
18.Possibility of decreasing antibiotic use in livestock while maintaining animal health
19.There has been a decline in the registration of genetically modified (GM) plants, owing to the comparable costs and time required to comply with laws.
20.Increasing yields to meet society's demand for sustainable food production while safeguarding the environment and reacting to climate change issues.