LEADING THE PIVOT TO NON-TRANSGENIC BREEDING
Cibus is the leading, commercial stage, precision gene editing company focused on non-transgenic breeding and non-transgenic crop development. Its technology produces precise, stable, predictable changes in plants and other organisms without integrating foreign genetic material. These site specific changes mirror possible outcomes in nature, so the organisms are not considered genetically modified (GMO). Importantly, Cibus crops do not involve transgenes; the key attribute of GMO crops. As such, products from Cibus crops can be sold worldwide as non-transgenic while having the same benefits for farmers and consumers as comparable crops using GMO (or transgene) technology. Cibus is launching its first crop: Canola SU (a canola tolerant to specific sulfonylurea herbicides) in North America in 2015. Over the next 10 years the company expects to develop non-transgenic traits in every major crop.