Sanushka Naidoo https://tedxcern.web.cern.ch/speakers/sanushka-naidoo en Genetics is shaping agriculture and food https://tedxcern.web.cern.ch/node/621 <span>Genetics is shaping agriculture and food</span> <div class="field field--name-field-embedded-video field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field--item"><p><iframe allow="accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/RSObzwI1aMk" width="560"></iframe></p> </div> <span><a title="View user profile." href="/user/2115" lang="" about="/user/2115" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">emward</a></span> <span>Fri, 12/21/2018 - 10:02</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p>When CRISPR, the gene manipulation tool, is used on crops’ DNA, it can become a powerful way to program plants’ response to pathogen attacks. And that, without pests and other poisons that are a threat for the environment.</p> <p>By making crops and plants stronger, we can protect our planet and provide a durable solution to the scarcity of food for all its inhabitants. Sanushka Naidoo thinks that this is a key element for a sustainable future and, as an expert in the field, she knows that the technology is already available. Given the current situation, the real question is: should we go on and manipulate the nature around us or shouldn’t we rather use only natural tools and smart solutions?</p></div> <div class="field field--name-field-event field--type-entity-reference field--label-inline"> <div class="field--label">Event</div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/event/2018" hreflang="en">2018</a></div> </div> <section> </section> Fri, 21 Dec 2018 09:02:18 +0000 emward 621 at https://tedxcern.web.cern.ch