Cibus Blog

Agriculture is undergoing an incredible technology revolution. We believe it’s important to start the dialogue on how these never-before-seen advancements are impacting the world, in everything from climate change to how we grow our food. Our blog features a few thoughts, musings and stories from our team—a group of people committed to making agriculture a more sustainable, environmentally friendly practice.

September 18, 2020

Why Canola?

As the first product that Cibus has commercialized, we often receive the question, “Out of all the crops you might have chosen to develop your first novel trait, why start with canola?”

First of all,

August 13, 2020

The Need For Speed In Plant Breeding

A changing climate. Limited arable land. Increasing pest resistance: How speed can help us overcome current sustainability challenges in the new millennium.

For hundreds of years,

August 3, 2020

What does GMO mean, anyways?

A short guide to answering a complicated question.

While Covid-19 has commandeered the world’s attention, an important debate that will weigh on the future of agriculture is in process in Europe.

July 4, 2020

Gene Editing Can Feed The World – If We Let It

In the next 30 years, the world’s farmers have a significant challenge ahead of them: feed an additional two billion people, all while adapting to climate change and little arable land.

February 24, 2020

Prize recipient: plants need special help to survive climate change

“Congratulations to my former boss from the Salk Institute, Detlef Weigel, on receiving the prestigious 2020 Novozymes Prize. He was very influential in my early career and his insights into the effects of climate change on the European continent are important.

February 14, 2020

Decreasing Pod Shatter Means Increasing Sustainability

Improving agricultural sustainability can take on many different forms. It can mean creating more disease-resistant crops, which allows farmers to apply less fungicide. It can mean growing plants that have a different herbicide tolerance,