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How gene editing can avoid problems GMOs face

Industry members say innovations shouldn’t be limited by regulations, and further consumer education needed.

The genetically engineered transgenic industry has received a “black eye” in terms of how consumers have turned against science and resisted the use of biotechnology. The hope is that, with future technologies, such as gene editing, that can be avoided.

American Seed Trade Assn. president and chief executive officer Andrew LaVigne testified Wednesday at a House Agriculture Committee that there is a need to focus on education and working on better explaining the agricultura

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