Key Topics

Our goal in Key Topics is to provide background information and news on the two key areas being impacted by advances in gene editing in agriculture.

Productivity Traits: Productivity traits are a key basis of competition in the seed and trait business. Gene editing is ushering a new class of traits in seeds to manage agricultural sustainability and the impacts of climate change.

Renewable Low-Carbon Ingredients: Gene editing in plants and micro-organisms is a critically important technology in the global movement towards Net Carbon Zero Climate 2040 goals and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.


Europe’s Drought Might Force Acceptance of Gene-Edited Crops

San Diego Business Journal

Cibus Ready to Grow With Gene-Edited Seeds

The Western Producer

Shattering design to release ahead of combine

The Economist

The coming food catastrophe

S & P Global

Significant gene-editing policy changes seen in Europe

Gene editing to lead a new agricultural revolution - Future Farming


Gene editing in Brassica napus  for basic research and trait development

Plant Biotechnology Journal

Oligonucleotide-directed mutagenesis for precision gene editing

ESG And Precision Gene Editing

International Journal of Molecular Sciences

Genome Editing in Agriculture: Technical and Practical Considerations

A fourth agricultural revolution is underway. What should we call it?

The Western Producer

Sclerotinia resistant genetics for non-GM canola crop


Gene Editing Is A Key To Environmental Sustainability

CIBUS and Environment, Part One: How Can We Save Both the Rainforests and Sharks? Gene editing.

We will be feeding 2 billion more people by 2050. We need gene editing to do it.

The Need For Speed In Plant Breeding

What Does GMO Mean Anyway?

Gene Editing Can Feed The World — If We Let It

Scientific American

Diseases Can Jump to Humans from Plants, Not Just from Animals

Seed World

How Gene Editing is Reshaping Agriculture

Scientific American

Breeding a Nonallergenic Peanut

Scientific American

GMOs Are Not Agriculture's Future-Biotech Is

New Scientist

The second great battle for the future of our food is underway