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The next generation of scientifically enhanced foods is here, with a different name, different techniques and new complexities for regulation.
What's next: "By early next year, the first foods from plants or animals that had their DNA 'edited' are expected to begin selling," the AP reports.
Among the expected offerings:
Between the lines: The FDA is planning to use tougher regulations on gene editing for animals, but the USDA says “plants that could otherwise have been developed through traditional breeding don't require new rules," the AP notes.
The big picture: More people will need more food that requires less water, fertilizer and land. World population is set to reach 9 billion by 2050, and rising global incomes will likely increase the demand for meat. To feed those humans under current climate change projections, farmers need crops that are hardier against extreme weather, including flooding and drought.
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