MIT Technology Review published an article in December about the global developments in the agrifood sector. More specifically, it elaborates on the rise of New Breeding Techniques (NBTs) and gene editing in innovative agricultural and food applications.
Outdated definitions of GMO and the distinctive character of these new innovations compared to GMO products in the 80s and 90s, have led to an international debate flaring up on the question whether or not these applications should be classified as GMO foods or crops.
The article brings forward proponents and opponents and provides some interesting insights on the international setting and shape of this debate.
The full article can be read here: