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Two coming changes in the food business

Two coming changes in the food business

1. USFDA approves genetically modified plants that use the CRIPSR gene editing techniques. Among the potential benefits are flood or drought resistance, better shelf life, improved nutrient content, varied flavours. End result - more consumer choice and more productive farms. Products already on the supermarkets.

2. Bacterial and fungus breeding. High protein content powders can be made by breeding cells in suitable vats. These can then be added to marine, cattle or poultry farm meals. Presently much of the protein comes from seafood for farmed fish, and a combination of animal and vegetable protein for land animals. End result - less fishing in the open seas, less deforestation for planting crops. Commercial production is two years away, large scale adoption might be a decade away. 


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