Gene Editing is Disruptive Innovation for Agriculture

cindy zimmerman

A disruptive innovation is one that creates a new market and value network and eventually disrupts an existing market and value network, displacing established market-leading firms, products, and alliances. That definition fits the innovation of gene editing for agriculture and why Bayer included it in a series of Innovation Talks at the recent Future of Farming Dialogue. Dr. Tom Adams …

AgWired Precision, Audio, Bayer, Gene Editing, Plant Breeding, Precision Agriculture

New CRISPR-Cas Website from DuPont Pioneer

Kelly Marshall

DuPont Pioneer has launched a new website to help inform about CRISPR-Cas technology. The site highlights how gene editing can improve plants and help produce more and better food with fewer resources. “Acknowledged as a breakthrough in biology, the public conversation about CRISPR-Cas technology across human, animal and plant applications is growing,” said Neal Gutterson, vice president, Research & Development, …

Agribusiness, Dupont Pioneer, Gene Editing

BASF Licenses CRISPR-Cas9 Technology

Kelly Marshall

BASF has announced a global licensing agreement with the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard to use a CRISPR-Cas9 genome-editing technology for agriculture and industrial microbiology. This gene-editing tool is simpler and more precise than previous technology for making targeted changes in the DNA, providing a quicker and less expensive method to benefit agriculture. “The CRISPR-Cas9 technology is a game …

Agribusiness, BASF, Gene Editing

USDA Proposed Plant Breeding Rule Welcomed

Kelly Marshall

The American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) has been actively engaged with the U.S. Department of Agriculture in developing a rule regarding plant breeding innovation. The rule-making notice was officially released yesterday, and ASTA, along with other organizations like the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA), are pleased with the recognition of plant breeder’s history of safety and quality. “The farm and food value …

ASTA, Gene Editing, NCGA

Monsanto Announces New Gene Editing License

Kelly Marshall

Monsanto Company has announced another step forward for the future of gene editing.  A global licensing agreement between themselves, the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard will allow the company nonexclusive use of CRISPR-Cpf1 technology – a simpler, more precise tool for improving a cell’s DNA.  Not only does the new system offer greater flexibility in editing, it’s smaller in size also …

Agribusiness, Audio, Gene Editing, Monsanto