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.

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,

January 31, 2020
How Gene Editing is Reshaping Agriculture

Though it hasn’t garnered the attention this revolution merits, a new technology is reshaping the oldest human enterprise: agriculture. With gene editing comes a new model of how crops are improved and produced,

November 25, 2019
Breeding a Nonallergenic Peanut

Author: Peter Beetham
Publication: Scientific American
Publisher: SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, a Division of Springer Nature America, Inc.
Date: Nov 25,

October 18, 2019
So where exactly does our food come from? And why should we care?
(Part of the “Don’t Fear Science in Your Food” Series)

In 1850, 90 percent of the global population was involved in farming. In 2020, only 1-2 percent will be. How did this dramatic shift happen,

October 17, 2019
Why is science ‘okay’ for our climate, but not for our food?
(Part of the “Don’t Fear Science in Your Food” Series)

Between a growing population, shifting climate and dwindling resources, it’s no secret that our planet is in the midst of multiple environmental crises.

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.


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