CRISPR edited corn could be on the market within 5 years

Emily Waltz, Nature Biotechnology (2016) http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27281401

The USDA has released two decisions stating that CRISPR edited crops will not be regulated as traditional genetically modified organisms due to their lack of plant pest DNA.  The most recent decision effects DuPont Pioneer’s waxy corn that has been engineered to produce amylopectin.  Amylopectin is a high valued commodity used in processed foods, adhesives, and high gloss paper.  This decision comes after the USDA stated that a mushroom edited to resist browning would not trigger review.

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