The world of CRISPR Cas9 is a double-edged sword for food safety and security. But then, that’s true for most technologies. Nuclear energy makes electricity and bombs too!
Scientists are now able to accelerate the development of plant varieties for high productivity urban farming. The genetic engineering (by gene editing) of such plants is focused on faster maturity, compact, dense and short plants, and higher yield.
The democratisation of genetic engineering is now a reality. It is quite easy even for school students to create specific bioengineered life forms in a garage lab.