From my economic sense blog post - The 'free-from' Nash equilibrium food marketing strategy.
A meta analysis summarizing 21 years of research related to GMO corn. Results - healthier and better yielding.
"Results provided strong evidence that GE maize performed better than its near isogenic line: grain yield was 5.6 to 24.5% higher with lower concentrations of mycotoxins (−28.8%), fumonisin (−30.6%) and thricotecens (−36.5%)....The results support the cultivation of GE maize, mainly due to enhanced grain quality and reduction of human exposure to mycotoxins."
Beyond proof of concept - blockchain
“Before the blockchain test, it took Walmart six days, 18 hours and 26 minutes to trace the mangoes back to their original source, he said. Blockchain not only cut that time down to an unbelievable 2.2 seconds” - from https://progressivegrocer.com/grocers-embrace-blockchain-new-era-transparency
Corn may soon be fixing its own nitrogen:
"Pivot Bio is on a mission to replace all nitrogen fertilizer with microbes that adhere to the crop’s root system and spoon-feed the crop each day. These microbes mature as the crop grows, matching the supply of nitrogen to the need of each plant." - https://medium.com/@ktemme/the-crop-microbiome-holds-the-future-of-fertilizer-68ce67d07ad
Facial recognition for managing cattle.
If you think that is cool, check out Image-based ex-vivo drug screening for patients.
Some research on gene drives.
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