What Drives Us to Innovate: Feeding a growing population is one of the great challenges of the 21st century. According to the FAO, food production must increase 50% globally and 200% in developing countries by 2030. We believe that Plastomics’ technology can make a significant contribution to reach that goal by improving the way that biotechnology is used to deliver higher-yielding seeds to the farmers who are feeding the planet.
The products created during the first phase of the biotech revolution have helped growers produce more food than ever before with significantly less environmental impact. However, the technologies used to create these products were developed more than 20 years ago and are now outdated, unable to support the complex trait needs of today’s farmers.
Plastomics’ trait delivery platform provides solutions for many current biotech seed industry challenges: multi-trait products with complex trait integration and breeding programs, increasing pest resistance development requiring higher trait dose and new modes of action, and the inability to expand the reach of biotech traits to crops with outcrossing concerns. Providing solutions to these challenges will give seed companies a valuable tool to help growers meet the nutritional needs of a growing population.