Some potato crops in the US and Canada have been ruined by unusually cold weather, which has raised concerns about the possibility of a shortage that could lead to french fries becoming scarce and prices of the crop spiking. Climate change has been causing these unpredictable and extreme weather shifts affecting not only potatoes but other crops as well, and one possible solution to such potential shortages could be the use of technologies like CRISPR to make crops more resilient against severe weather conditions.
CRISPR may help make crops more resilient to extreme weather changes
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