American giant “Monsanto” just a week after it was announced that is taken by “Bayer” said it has purchased a license to use a revolutionary new technology for conversion of hereditary information of plants in agriculture.
The Executive Director of the “Bayer” also assured the public that the company will not use the connection to the “Monsanto” to forcibly introduce GMO into Europe.
At this stage is really difficult to project exactly what will be happening, but that their merger has already led to the creation of strong corporate axles, as well as its performance in production and in the food market will be more noticeable in the near future.
It is interesting that the” Monsanto “, just a week after it was announced that is taken by ” Bayer “, announced that it has purchased a license to use the new technology in agriculture that completely changes the way of creating a genetic modification of organisms, including agricultural crops.
It is a new patent (CRISPR / cas9) whose authors are two scientists from the University of California at Berkeley.
This solution is considered so far the most powerful and the most promising method of genetic manipulation, which already looks very powerful, and will certainly be improved.
This new method of altering the genetic material offers far greater accuracy of changes (and more than 90 percent, depending on the organism), better control of the overall process, less expensive procedure and changes in such a way that the concept of GMO will require redefinition.
To simplify, the change in the genetic material may be much better, as far as the amount of genetic material, than now.
A revolutionary change is that the genetic material can be done in several places simultaneously throughout the genome (the total genetic material in the cell).
The method is applicable to all organisms, including humans.
Latest results in the field of genetic manipulation promise that GMO, as we now know, will relatively quickly disappear and will become history of the pioneering phase of transgenic technology.
Already in the near future, changing technologies and application of new methods, may lead to changing of the definition of GMO, and thus many laws around the world that define the attitude towards GMO.