(AgFunder) Danforth Center researchers turn to epigenome editing to protect cash crop cassava from blight

Sometimes called “the drought, war and famine crop,” cassava is a staple food for roughly half a billion people around the world. Grown in tropical regions that are often vulnerable to the impacts of climate change, the cassava plant offers a level of food security thanks to its ability to thrive amid poor soils, droughts, and erratic rainfalls. Learn more in this article from AgFunder News.