Mar 28, 2018

03/28/2018: Editing the genes in our food

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(U.S. Edition) Tech stocks got crushed yesterday, despite their recovery on Monday. We'll examine what's going on in this sector, and why this is spreading to European markets. Afterwards, we'll look at the rise of genetically edited organisms — different from genetically…

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Meat consumption expected to hit a new record this year in the U.S.

Mar 28, 2018
Demand for “clean” protein, a “pork craze” and cheap prices are fueling high meat consumption in 2018.
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Gene editing for fresher fruit, leaner pigs

Mar 28, 2018
But … do we even want that?

(U.S. Edition) Tech stocks got crushed yesterday, despite their recovery on Monday. We’ll examine what’s going on in this sector, and why this is spreading to European markets. Afterwards, we’ll look at the rise of genetically edited organisms — different from genetically modified organisms — where technology snips out or rearranges a crop’s existing genes. Plus: We explore why meat consumption is expected to hit a new record this year in the U.S. 

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Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC