Editing food prices ๐Ÿ’ฒ

swine o'clock Jan 26, 2023

๐Ÿงฌ The Agri-Food Innovation and Sustainability Enhancement Chair with the University of Saskatchewan is confident that genetic improvements accomplished through gene editing will contribute to lower food prices in Canada.

    • The topic was under the spotlight in the Swine Innovation Porc held in conjunction with the 2023 Banff Pork Seminar.

๐Ÿ’ธ According to specialists, gene editing allows the possibility to increase the innovative capacity of food production and, hopefully, contribute to keeping food prices a little bit lower in Canada.

    • But will the regulatory system treat gene edited livestock as equivalent to conventional livestock? There’s no regulation in Canada for gene-edited livestock, so developing that system from scratch would take a lot of time – perhaps unjustifiably so, since there’s no evidence so far that the risk is there.

๐Ÿ” Click here to learn more about the subject!