Ponsi Trivisvavet, CEO, attended the 2020 World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos representing Inari as a 2019 Technology Pioneer – an exclusive group recognized for the potential to “transform their industries.”


Gene editing: Gateway to new future of plant breeding?
Looking back over the past several decades, Ponsi Trivisvavet says genetic improvement has added less than 1% yield improvement per year for corn. She believes genetic improvement will have to occur much faster to meet expected future global demand for food and address the impact of climate change on farming.


New York Times: Learning to Rewrite the Code of Life
The same technology that allows medical researchers to tinker with human cells is letting agricultural scientists alter crop genes. When the first wave of CRISPR studies came out, Catherine Feuillet, an expert on wheat, who was then at the French National Institute for Agricultural Research, immediately saw its potential for her own work... At Inari Agriculture, a company in Cambridge, Dr. Feuillet is overseeing efforts to use CRISPR to make breeds of soybeans and other crops that use less water and fertilizer.