CHIC is an Horizon 2020 project aiming to develop with genome editing sets of new chicory varieties to produce more and healthier inulin food fiber as well as to identify and produce medicinal terpenes in sufficient amounts.
These varieties are developed via genome editing. Safety, socioeconomic and environmental impact as well as stakeholders’ needs and concerns when implementing such new varieties are also investigated in this project.
A novelty of this project is the collaboration of scientist with artists to better engage the public.
Have a look and spread the videos which CHIC produced to explain to the general public its project as it is almost midway, especially focusing on the benefits and techniques of this research as well as on its innovative Art and Science partnership:
- Do you know what is CHIC ?
- Art and science engage YOU in chicory research
- Chicory research – for healthy diets and human health
- When Gene Editing Is Cool: Get The Best Out of Chicory Plants
The videos were developed and produced by EPSO with the CHIC partners.
Acknowledgement: This project is funded by the European Commission under Horizon 2020. G.A. 760891.The CHIC budget is €7.3 million.
Contacts: Alexandra Barnoux, EPSO; Macarena Sanz, ID Consortium, ES; Dirk Bosch, Wageningen University, NL (Coordinator)