Register Now for the Paper Rollout of CAST’s New Paper on Genome Edited Crops in St. Louis, MO on March 20

Join the Council of Agricultural Science and Technology on Wednesday, March 20, from 10:30 AM to 1:30 PM CST at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center in St. Louis, MO, for the rollout of the CAST issue paper “Applications, Benefits, and Challenges of Genome Edited Crops.” Sarah Evenega, Cornell University and 2021 Borlaug CAST Communication Award (BCCA) Recipient, will present.

This paper provides a comprehensive overview of gene editing in agriculture, discussing its potential impact on producers, consumers, and the environment

This is a FREE event, but registration is required.


Mar 20, 2024, 10:30 am CT – Mar 20, 2024, 01:30 pm CT


Donald Danforth Plant Science Center
975 N Warson Rd, Olivette, MO 63132


10:30 AM – 12 PM CST – Presentation, Q&A, Panel Discussion

12 – 1:30 PM CST – Light Lunch and Networking

1:30 – 3 PM CST – Student Activities

*There will be a free webinar release of the paper on April 3, 2024—more details to be announced soon.

About the Paper

This paper provides an overview of the current status and future prospects of genome editing in agriculture. It explains how genome editing tools, first introduced over a decade ago, are now being used to accelerate crop improvement and address challenges in agriculture.

The paper reviews recent advances in genome editing tools, discusses select applications in various crops, and considers the technology’s benefits and challenges. It also offers recommendations to ensure that genome editing in agriculture benefits society.

Overall, the paper highlights the potential of genome editing as an essential tool in creating a competitive bioeconomy, addressing significant challenges in agriculture, and benefiting consumers.

About the Authors and Panelists

Sarah Evenega, Cornell University – 2021 BCCA Recipient (Presenter)

Zack Brown, North Carolina State University
Jose Falck-Zapeda, International Food Policy Research Institute
Melinda Yerka, University of Nevada- Reno
Leena Tripathi, International Institute of Tropical Agriculture
Nicholas Karavolias, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
Dave Bubeck, Corteva Agriscience
Fan-Li Chou, American Seed Trade Association
Nat Graham, Pairwise

CAST Liaison
David Ertl, Iowa Corn Growers Association (Panel Moderator)

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