It is estimated that the world’s population will increase by more than 35% by 2050, reaching 9 billion people. Crop production will need to more than double in order to feed these people and meet the consumer needs of a developing world. With very little land remaining for agricultural expansion, we as a society need to find ways to maximize the use of our world’s resources.
Plants produce a variety of rare natural products which are used in our daily lives as flavors, fragrances, food ingredients, cosmetics, vitamins, pharmaceuticals and agricultural chemicals. We strive to reduce our dependence on land- and resource-intensive practices by recreating natural processes through biotechnology.
SUSTAINABILITY: We provide a renewable and stable supply of natural plant ingredients through fermentation, which frees up agricultural land for food production and protects non-cultivatable plant species from extinction.
ACCESS: We reduce costs by more than 10-fold, allowing easier adoption and access to these natural ingredients across the world. We also ensure consistent quality and dependable quantities no matter what the adverse environmental or climate conditions (droughts, frost, diseases) might be.
DIVERSITY: Replicating plant natural processes in bacteria allows us to benefit from nature’s enormous diversity without threatening natural ecosystems and existing biodiversity. In essence, we tap into nature without harming nature.