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Video: How gene editing could help Kenyan farmers combat crop disease

| | October 23, 2017

In Kenya, maize lethal necrosis disease (MLND) has plagued crops and affected yields to the point where food security has become a concern.

Scientists have traveled from all over the world to study this disease, and while certain experimental GMO crops have shown tolerance, no varieties are 100% resistant to the disease.

However, thanks to a partnership between Africa’s largest seed producer Dupont Pioneer and the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT), new genetically-engineered varieties may be the answer to crop failures.

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Read full, original post: Food Friday: What is gene editing and why is it important?

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion, and analysis. Click the link above to read the full, original article.
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