Analyses | Innovation and technology development | 2019-09-19 | HKET

Gene-edited food is coming, will people try it?



The world population is expected to reach 9.7 billion in 2050 according to the latest data from the United Nations. At the same time, under the global warming crisis, extreme precipitation events will very likely be more intense and more frequent, considerably affecting food supply. Some scientists suggest increasing crop yield by using gene editing techniques. But what is gene-edited food?

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