As the world’s population increases by 80 million people each year, farmers face similar constraints to grow healthier crops in a changing climate, with newly emerging diseases, weeds and pests. Cibus can help farmers overcome these challenges to get the most from every plot of land, all while providing healthier food for the growing population.
We have pioneered the most advanced technologies to precisely target and direct a plant’s natural gene-editing processes: an approach accelerating the natural breeding techniques that have been staples of farming for thousands of years. We apply this to our own crops, as well as through our partnerships with seed developers.
Our subsidiary, Nucelis, employs our technology platform to produce high-value specialty ingredients for the nutrition, personal care, and flavor and fragrance industries.
Our story began with our CEO’s earliest days as a plant biologist working in the fields of Papua, New Guinea, where a farmer and his wife grew sweet potatoes in a tiny plot. Their livelihood depended on this small farm, and they struggled over many years to breed multiple varieties for different stages of their growing season. Their struggle became the inspiration to develop rapid techniques to breed nature-identical plant varieties.
We Are Transforming The Industry
“At our core is this unwavering passion and commitment to help farmers shape and build a sustainable future in food and agriculture.”
— Peter Beetham, PhD, Chief Executive Officer & President