With the worldwide war on GMOs essentially lost by environmental lawyers, they still continue to hold back Europe but developing nations have seen through the false promises of western activists who have no solutions to poverty and food insecurity, only fear of the future. They are becoming hopeful about the future.
Thanks to CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing, non-chemical solutions to life-impacting developing nation problems such as malaria (dengue, yellow fever) mosquitoes can be developed, and governments will be scrambling to adapt a regulatory structure that meets the 21st century.
In the past, anti-science NGOs were able to successfully frame GMOs as too modern and terrifying. They had to ignore the existence of Mutagenesis, chemical and radiation baths used to create new strains of food and plant products in the lab, because those biotechnology results are considered part of an organic scheme. GMOs were different, they insisted.
So now they have to scramble to claim GMOs are different from mutagenesis and yet the same as CRISPR, even though they all share little in common beyond being ways to improve on nature.
So much information and disinformation can be confusing for the public. The new Genetic Literacy Project program summarizes gene editing regulations in each country's agriculture, medicine and gene efforts, along with what products and therapies are in development.
Most importantly for real progress, it also details the efforts by anti-science NGOs to block progress.