"Omnium rerum ex quibus aliquid acquitur nihil est agricultura melius, nihil uberius, nihil dulcius, nihil homine, nihil libero dignius." Marcus Tullius Cicero. In: De officiis, I. 150-152.
miercuri, aprilie 19, 2017
From corn to cattle, gene editing is about to supercharge agriculture
"Agriculture has come a long way in the past century. We produce more food than ever before — but our current model is unsustainable, and as the world’s population rapidly approaches the 8 billion mark, modern food production methods will need a radical transformation if they’re going to keep up. But luckily, there’s a range of new technologies that might make it possible. In this series, we’ll explore some of the innovative new solutions that farmers, scientists, and entrepreneurs are working on to make sure that nobody goes hungry in our increasingly crowded world." Continua...