Don't Put All Your Eggs in One Basket: How Platforms Are Changing the Crop Modification Landscape
|出版日||ページ情報||英文 21 Pages
|一つのことにすべてを賭けるな：遺伝子組み換え作物状況を変化させる方法 Don't Put All Your Eggs in One Basket: How Platforms Are Changing the Crop Modification Landscape|
|出版日: 2014年12月07日||ページ情報: 英文 21 Pages||
Crop modification has been called everything from humanity's savior to the source of a coming apocalypse. From breeding to transgenics and everything in between, tech developers are hard at work developing crops with higher yields, better stress tolerance, and more attractive composition for conversion to fuels. While many are developing platforms with flexible applications, these developers are also hedging their bets, betting in the short term on the quicker payback of fuels and keeping an eye on the long game: the multi-trillion-dollar food industry.
Crop biotech has moved beyond herbicide tolerance into stress tolerance, yield increases, and improved composition, all aimed at satiating the world's growing demand.
Myriad technology developers target these novel crop traits. The most promising of this cohort are developing broadly applicable trait platforms, though few have achieved profitability.
Crop traits currently in development have the potential to increase yields by more than half, while also reducing the cost-per-ton of biomass from a variety of different crops.