“We have gained deep understanding and validation of these genes through multiple years of laboratory, greenhouse and field trials,” said Jerry Feitelson, CEO and co-founder of Agribody Technologies. “We have been very impressed with Benson Hill’s commitment to democratizing genome editing methods and their excellent reputation with seed companies. Our collaboration enables companies working on both large and smaller-acre crops to leverage these genes already present in the crop for both farmer and consumer benefit.”
Benson Hill empowers organizations of any size to access the most advanced tools in seed innovation, accelerating their R&D programs without major infrastructure costs or distraction from their core business. The Edit system combines the analytical power of Benson Hill’s CropOS computational platform with a robust portfolio of novel genome editing nucleases. Partners can leverage the natural genetic diversity of plants and optimize flavor profiles, nutrient-density, and environmental sustainability with greater speed and precision than previously possible, improving the cost and timeline of product development.
“Reducing food waste, improving resource-use efficiency and increasing resilience to climate change are some of the most urgent challenges in our food system,” said Matt Crisp, CEO and co-founder of Benson Hill Biosystems. “Agribody Technologies has demonstrated the power of harnessing the natural genetic diversity that exists within plants to address these needs, a goal that aligns squarely with our mission. We look forward to making these benefits readily accessible to crop innovators.”
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