Mandating Consumer Education for the Commercialization of Gene-edited Crops

Dr. Oliver Peoples, CEO of agtech company Yield10, was the guest on Thursday morning’s Ag Issues program.  Dr. Peoples talked about what public education should focus on, including the differences between GMO and gene-edited foods and the safety and benefits of each.  Dr. Peoples also discussed why streamlining the approval process for gene-edited foods needs to fold in consumer approval to truly commercialize these crops.