Would You Drink Gene-Edited Orange Juice?

In our fourth podcast episode, we learn about the increasing power, and potential problems, of genetically engineering our food.

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Scientists are already trying to overcome a devastating citrus-greening pathogen by using CRISPR technology. Stream the episode below to learn more. Photo credit: Flickr/basheertome

GMOs might be the first thing that comes to mind when we think about food and tech.

They’ve been a contentious and emotional issue for decades now, and with new genetic engineering techniques like CRISPR entering the mainstream, keeping up is only getting more complicated.

Hence the reason for this week’s In the Field episode. We talk to Dr. Matthew R. Willmann, director of the Plant Transformation Facility at Cornell University, as well as Dr. Urvashi Rangan, the chief science adviser for GRACE Communications Foundation, about the potential power, and potential problems, of genetically engineering our food.

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Ariel Lauren Wilson

Lauren is the editor-in-chief of Edible Manhattan and Edible Brooklyn.