07.18.2018

Harvest Public Media: Ag Researchers Say Breakthroughs Are Possible, But Only If There's Funding

Ag Researchers Say Breakthroughs Are Possible, But Only If There’s Funding

(Article published on Harvest Public Media

By Grant Gerlock

Scientific research could deliver transformative technologies to the food system over the next decade, according to a new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine. Advances in things like gene editing, data sharing and microbiology could make crops more resilient to climate change and livestock more environmentally sustainable.

But the report, released Wednesday, also warns that the U.S. is falling behind in public funding for agricultural research and the pace of innovation will lag without more investment…Read more

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