San Diego-based Cibus is developing a process to edit plant genes as opposed to introducing new genes, which is the traditional gene-modification model. VP of Research Greg Gocal (left) and CEO Peter Beetham are shown here checking out the canola plants at one of their local greenhouses.

San Diego-based Cibus is developing a process to edit plant genes as opposed to introducing new genes, which is the traditional gene-modification model. VP of Research Greg Gocal (left) and CEO Peter Beetham are shown here checking out the canola plants at one of their local greenhouses.

— As high-profile companies such as Whole Foods and Chipotle turn up their noses to genetically modified (GM) foods, farmers are increasingly in search of crops that won’t turn off the consumer...

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