Ag Secretary, Sonny Perdue recently said the new National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility or N-BAF is critical to keep diseases out of the country.
It’s not operational yet completely, but it will be a huge part in all the dangerous global diseases that we face after swine fever and some we don’t even know the names of yet.
“most of the research will be done will be tested over the effects and also research from how we can prevent that regarding vaccines and what the genome makeup is of that disease and the viruses or whatever organism carries that disease,” Perdue continued.
“You mentioned one I didn’t use that example earlier, but just think we’ve seen the devastation of African wine fever [(she interrupts: absolutely)] whether we can genetically edit a swine that was resistant to that African swine fever,” Perdue noted.
He added the new facility is due to be ready in 2022 or 2023.