The First CRISPR Foods Have Arrived

Mar 8, 2024

11:30am – 12:30pm CT

The scientists who developed CRISPR won the 2020 Nobel Prize in chemistry. The technology has been successfully deployed to develop life-saving therapeutics. The same process is now being applied to plants and could forever change what we eat and how it’s grown. Meet the scientists at the center of the next green revolution. They’re working to develop and grow gene-edited crops that can better withstand climate change, while improving nutrition and taste. Our panel will discuss the path to CRISPR adoption and debate the path to public acceptance. Pit-free cherries are around the corner.

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Tom Adams


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Elena Del Pup

Wageningen University & Research

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Emily Mullin

Wired Magazine

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Vipula Shukla

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

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