Our surging population size and changing climate severely threaten future food security.
With the ability to modify plant genomes easily and precisely with CRISPR genome editing, we have an unprecedented opportunity to make agriculture more sustainable. Agriculture can be an active part of the solution to climate change, not a part of the problem. The IGI is developing crops that are resistant to pests, diseases, and a changing climate, and less dependent on chemical fertilizers. We partner with stakeholders around the world to ensure that new crop varieties will be broadly available and benefit those who depend on them.