The NatureBacked Podcast

Building Climate Change Resilient Crops with ClimateCrop

January 16, 2023 Single.Earth Season 2 Episode 20
The NatureBacked Podcast
Building Climate Change Resilient Crops with ClimateCrop
Show Notes

Making potatoes and other crops more resistant to climate change and growing them faster using gene-editing techniques is the challenge ClimateCrop is looking to solve over coming years,  said Yehuda Borenstein, founder of ClimateCrop.

“We have an opportunity to upgrade plants and give them more resilience without a lot of investment in capex which is quite rare when you fight climate. Usually, you fight climate with capex,” Borenstein said.

For many listeners, this surely raises ethical concerns, but Borenstein said the company works outside the GMO sphere. “We are only cutting a certain area in the DNA. So we don’t introduce any foreign DNA,” Borenstein said.

Learn more about:

  • How to tweak photosynthesis 
  • Which crops ClimateCrop can fix? 
  • Which are the first in line? 


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