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Mars Taps Benson Hill’s Crop Design Platform to Help Protect Cacao from Climate Change

Mars will employ CropOS™ to improve the productivity, stress tolerance and climate resilience of cacao trees ST. LOUIS, MO and MCLEAN, VA—October 11, 2018—Benson Hill Biosystems, a crop improvement company unlocking the natural genetic diversity of plants, and Mars, Incorporated, a [...]

Organic farming with gene editing: An oxymoron or a tool for sustainable agriculture?

A University of California, Berkeley professor stands at the front of the room, delivering her invited talk about the potential of genetic engineering. Her audience, full of organic farming advocates, listens uneasily. She notices a man get up from his [...]

Pivot Bio Closes $70 Million Series B Financing to Deliver First and Only Clean Alternative to Synthetic Nitrogen Fertilizer for U.S. Corn Farmers

Company initiates commercial sales of its flagship product, Pivot Bio PROVENTM, across the U.S.  SAN FRANCISCO – October 2, 2018 – 4:30 a.m. PT – Pivot Bio announced today $70 million in a Series B funding round led by Breakthrough [...]

Bio-Platforms: The Future of Innovation and Collaboration

This article is brought to you by Mammoth Biosciences, the company behind the first CRISPR-based platform for disease detection. Mammoth Biosciences CEO Trevor Martin and Ursheet Parikh of Mayfield, a Series A investor in Mammoth, spoke with SynBioBeta about how [...]

Calyxt Appoints CEO, Jim Blome, Former President & CEO of Bayer CropScience LP

Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minn. and New York, NY, September 18, 2018 – Calyxt, Inc. (NASDAQ: CLXT) and Cellectis S.A. (NASDAQ: CLLS – EURONEXT GROWTH: ALCLS) announced today the appointment of James A. Blome, former President and CEO of Bayer CropScience LP [...]

How this synbio startup is transforming agriculture, feeding the world, and cleaning up the planet

The modern farmer is key to solving some of our environmental challenges. Pivot Bio will give farmers the tools they need to slow or even reverse air and water pollution that comes with current agricultural practices. Photo by Mika Luoma [...]