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We're wasting our big Brexit gene-editing opportunity

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My article, for The Telegraph:The Government wants to unleash innovation. If it were to be presented with a magic wand that could by 2040 feed millions more people, avoid tens of millions of tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions and improve biodiversity on hundreds of thousands of hectares, while benefiting the economy and reducing the footprint of farming, it would surely grab it.That is exactly what Crispr and other gene editing technologies promise for agriculture, based on what they are doing elsewhere.

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