Imagine a healthier planet using less pesticides, herbicides or antibiotics to grow the food our growing global population needs.
Some $1.1 trillion worth of agricultural products are traded internationally each year, food accounts for more than 80% of the total.
The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) estimates that between 20 and 40 percent of global crop yields are lost each year due to damage from plant pests and diseases.
Trade and rising temperatures from climate change are also causing tropical insects and pests to migrate. Crop pests from the tropics are advancing at a rate of nearly two miles a year, research has shown. Scientists are worried about what this means for agriculture and food security.
The agriculture industry desperately seeks a new approach to combat disease and pests in crops, that is adaptable to a broad spectrum of plants with no negative effect on our environment.
Iron Leaf Biosciences is developing a better vision for the future of agriculture by only targeting the specific pathogenic viruses, fungi and pests – without damaging the plant, our environment or our health. Our Transbiotics technology platform uses endophytic bacteria, specific to each crop, to deliver double-stranded RNA to block the targeted disease genes.
OUR GROWING POPULATION
7.6+ Billion People
Some $1.1 trillion worth of agricultural products are traded internationally each year, food accounts for more than 80% of the total
OUR DIMINISHING RESOURCES
FAO estimates that between 20 and 40 percent of global crop yields are reduced each year due to the damage wrought by plant pests and diseases