Optimize the Discovery of Functional Traits & Engineer Next Generation Ag-Products that Improve Yield, Productivity & Tolerance
Securing sustainable food security for the global population has never been so critical. Join fellow agbiotech and R&D experts as they harness CRISPR, alongside other NBT’s to secure a more sustainable agricultural future and deliver improved seeds, crops and livestock that boosts tolerance, productivity and yield
Developed with industry experts from the likes of Acceligen, Cibus, Syngenta, USDA and leading professors from top agricultural institutes; this year’s 3rd Precision CRISPR & NBT AgBio Congress aims to explicate how we are working to produce more from less through functional trait genomics and novel breeding innovation.
A lot of the questions surrounding the technology are not really scientific but about what this technology is feeding into: power politics, the changing structure of agriculture and smallholder farmers, and long-term effects.
Matt Crisp is cofounder and CEO of Benson Hill Biosystems, a crop genomics platform using computational biology and gene editing. Here he writes about the startup's evolution and transition to now serving a broad range of clients across the food system.
“GMOs are an old, bludgeon tool that feels dated,” said Sam Kass, food entrepreneur, former White House chef and senior policy advisor for nutrition, founder of Trove, and venture partner in Acre Venture Partners.
Solana was founded in 2017 by a team of former employees of Illumina, the leading genetic tools provider, which guided the launch and production of hundreds of products – including market-leading DNA sequencing solutions.
Management teams in plant genetics companies have likely been asked by at least one well-intending board member: “Are we using CRISPR? I sat next to this guy on the plane and he said that CRISPR will change everything," writes Vonnie Estes.
Inscripta is building a business based on selling gene-editing tools, such as instruments, reagents, and software, and in order to create a market for these tools, the company is giving away CRISPR enzymes for free.
We caught up with Neal Gutterson ahead of the World Agri-Tech Innovation Summit, where he is a keynote speaker, to discuss the strategy behind Dow DuPont's first GE product and the company's digital strategy going forward.