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Our Approach

Empowering companies throughout the food and agriculture supply chain.

Let’s improve crops, ingredients and food – together.

We see the natural genetic diversity in plants as a powerful untapped resource to help build a better food system – but we also know that tapping this diversity is not an easy task.

It’s going to take a community – and that’s what we’re building, by partnering with universities, government institutions and companies at every step of the product development process.

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    Seed Grower

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    Logistics/ Consolidate

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    Processor/Wholesale Supplier

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    Food/Bev Company

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Where are we headed?
Better food choices for everyone.

Our crop design programs are focused on three key areas that benefit growers, ingredient producers, buyers and consumers alike.

Performance & Sustainability

Increase Yield

Optimize Carbon

Nitrogen and Water Use Efficiency

Unlock Disease and Fungal Resistance to Reduce Pesticide Use

Improve Heat Tolerance

Health & Nutrition

Optimize Amino Acid and Fatty Acid Profiles

Improve Nutrient Density

Reduce Processing

Taste & Texture

Reduce Anti-nutrients and Bitterness

Enhance Sweetness Without Added Sugar

Optimize Texture for Different Uses

How do we do it? CropOS™ is the engine.

The CropOS™ design platform enables our partners to differentiate their products in bold new ways. It comes down to leveraging the genetic potential of plants across breeding, gene editing and trait targeting.

Learn more about CropOS    

CropOS has three key components:

Partnership Models

We believe that if we’re going to move toward real change in our food system, we need everyone’s input. That’s why we’re working to give companies at every step the technologies, expertise and product development platform they need to bring ideas for improved food and ingredients to market.

Learn more about partnering with us    
  • Seed & Crop Developers

    Access our computational platform, suite of genomic tools and product development capacity to accelerate your R&D program. We focused on the user-interface that makes integration seamless and effective with your existing systems, and we have the support and resources to boost your development capacity.

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  • Food & Ingredient Suppliers

    You design the crop specifications you want, and we’ll work with you to develop the product you need.

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  • Ingredient Buyers

    You design the ingredient specifications you want. We’ll partner with your ingredient supplier or, in some instances, directly with you. For select crops, we can even supply the ingredients you need.

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We’re empowering innovators to build the future of food production, and we’d love to have you be a part of it.

What’s your vision for the future?

Let’s build it together. Contact us to learn more about partnering with Benson Hill.