Europe Union's top court ruled this week that crops that have gene editing are now considered genetically modified. But some older techniques of gene editing are still allowed. Scientist are trying to explain the amount of importance of gene editing for the future of some of the crops and how it will impact the society in some ways. There are two sides of the argument, scientist believe that gene editing is a necessity for the future and some environmentalist believe it can do harm to humans in the long run. But scientist can not find any correlation to health problems and "genetically modified" crops. The main technology that is raising questions, is the new CRISPR technology. It raises a lot of questions in Europe.
I thought this article would be great after the video we watched on Monday about GMO. This shows that even after all the debates and evidence showing that genetic editing of crops and plants are not harmful and can actually be beneficial, people still do not believe in it and are scared of it. It is kind of a scary concept.