Forbes: Gene Editing Seeds with CRISPR is Transforming Agricultural Biotechnology

One of the main focuses of agricultural biotechnology is to feed a hungry world in a more sustainable way. Many current farming methods are inefficient because they require large amounts of water, fertilizer and pesticides. Agricultural biotech is trying to solve these problems by starting at the seed level.

Inari, a company that specializes in seed technology, is using gene editing to change food production by making it more sustainable. Inari announced it has raised $208 million in a Series D fundraiser and has reached a valuation of $1.2 billion.

Inari’s SEEDesign platform focuses on gene-edited seeds that can change how crops are grown around the world. By needing less water and fertilizer, food production could become more sustainable. At the same time, Inari’s methods could increase crop yield to meet the growing demand for more food.

Read more in Forbes.


Reuters: Australian Trial of Gene-Edited Wheat Aims for 10% Bigger Yields

The groundwork for a major trial of gene-edited wheat has begun in Australia, where a state company is growing hundreds of varieties it says could be up to 10% more…


BBC News: How Crops Are Being Disaster-Proofed

Gene editing has already developed in leaps and bounds. But one young seed-design company that wants to take the technology even further is Inari. Read the full article on


Bloomberg: Massachusetts Startup Inari Raises Equity at $1.65 Billion Value

Massachusetts agtech startup Inari Agriculture Inc. said it raised $103 million of new equity at a $1.65 billion valuation. Read the full article in Bloomberg.