“Huge questions vex the future of food—how to feed 9 billion mouths, how to farm in an era of unprecedented climate uncertainty, how to create more resilient and nutritious foods for a public wary of the new technology. Plant scientists are already using Crispr and related technologies to reshape food crops in dramatic ways—editing wheat to reduce gluten, editing soybeans to produce a healthier oil, editing corn to produce higher yields, editing potatoes to store better (and not throw off a carcinogen when cooked).” We might have a solution. But it’s a bit controversial. CRISPR can speed up nature—and change how we grow food.

+ Archeologists found a 14,000-year-old toasted pita in Jordan. (In short, this means you can now have a paleo sandwich…)