Insects, from time immemorial, have been a boon and bane for humanity. While some insects are needed for pollination, many insects have spread diseases in humans, plants and animals. By using CRISPR gene editing technique to alter insect genes and using the insects’ natural desire to propagate, dangerous insect populations can be controlled.
Cheese is a staple food in many cultures. There are a wide variety of cheese, made using different ingredients and techniques. CRISPR technique has been used to improve the quality of the cheese.
Innovative ideas are need to improve environmentally sustainable, safe and healthy food production to keep up with the growing population on planet Earth. Genetically Modified (GM) or Genetically Engineering (GE) food provide a promising new way to improve crop production. However care should be taken in how GM crops are introduced after intensive testing.