PlantEd – COST Action CA18111 – Genome editing in plants


All below videos were recorded at the 1st PlantEd conference, in Novi Sad, Serbia, on 5-7 Nov 2019. The videos were prepared and edited by Hilde-Gunn Opsahl-Sorteberg, and produced by the company a2creative in Novi Sad, Serbia.

Click on the respective title to see the videos at the PlantEd YouTube channel.

Plant genome editing – what is it?

This video explains plant genome editing in simple terms as an introduction to both experts and members of the public who are interested in the power of this transformative technology!

Plant genome editing – the benefits

This video explains how plant gene editing can makes agricultural improvements to mitigate the effects of climate change, food and nutritional insecurity. A key focus of gene editing will be to develop crops that are both resistant to emerging pathogens and can reduce pesticide use.

Plant genome editing – challenges ahead

This video introduces the main challenges in EU law that prevents the widespread use of plant gene editing in the development of new crop varieties. We highlight the need for smart regulations of this technology so that European citizens can benefit from the technical innovations that enable rapid and safe crop improvements.