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  • Top Plant Breeding Techniques for Improving Food Security: An expert Delphi survey of the opportunities and challenges   Order a copy of this article
    by Rim Lassoued, Hayley Hesseln, Peter Phillips, Stuart Smyth 
    Abstract: Feeding the globes population, projected to exceed nine billion by 2050, is a serious challenge. The application of new breeding techniques (NBTs) offers substantial potential to meet rising global food demand through sustainable intensification of agriculture. Yet, the development of crops derived from these techniques will largely depend on their regulatory approval. Using a Delphi method, we asked an international panel of experts to identify the top biotechnologies for improving global food security. Results clearly indicate that gene editing, led by CRISPR/Cas9, will be key for future crop improvements and production. In light of the debate on the future regulation of NBTs, survey results offer concrete guidance to those in a position to influence the direction of research and development, and in particular to regulators.
    Keywords: agricultural biotechnology; genetically modified organisms (GMO); gene editing; innovation; regulation; risk decision-making.