About 100 participants from the science, industry and farm communities joined the 15th InnoPlanta Forum on September 29. Presentations and discussions highlighted new breeding technologies (CRISPR-Cas 9) and different worldwide regulatory approaches as well as the ongoing clashes between proponents and opponents of green genetic engineering. The InnoPlanta Award 2016 for objective reporting on green genetic engineering was awarded to Swiss botanist Prof. Klaus Ammann and journalist Sascha Karberg.