The State of Agbiotech
Originally Aired: July 21, 2021
Time: 2:00 pm ET
Despite the immense promise of CRISPR as a gene editing tool in medicine, many experts believe the most important application of this Nobel Prize-winning technology actually lies in agricultural biotechnology. Humanity is facing a global crisis in food production as our crops and plants more broadly are threatened by the menace of various pests—viruses, bacteria, fungi and parasites—drought and climate change. CRISPR and other gene editing technologies could provide solutions to this emergency by enhancing pest and drought resistance and nutritional value.
In the July episode of GEN Live, three experts from “Big Ag” and plant biotech start-ups discuss the impact of new technologies for safeguarding the world’s food supply, the current state of GMO regulations, and new applications of plant genome editing.
Chloe Pavely—Global Regulatory Director, Calyxt
Wendy Srnic, PhD—Seed Business Platform R&D Leader, Corteva
Jack Wang, PhD—Assistant Professor, North Carolina State University; co-founder, TreeCo
Kevin Davies, PhD
Julianna LeMieux, PhD