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How dsRNA works for Plant and Animal Health

VP of Plant Health R&D Ron Flannagan explains how GreenLight has demonstrated that RNA can be a viable solution to control six pests in our pipeline.

Our Plant Health pipeline stretches from protecting honeybees to fresh produce and large-scale crops, a $10 billion addressable market

Plant and Animal Health AT GREENLIGHT

Rethinking our food supply

Our plant health business aims to leverage the GreenLight platform to empower farmers and the agriculture industry to grow food that is safe for people and the environment.

Nature is not an infinite resource, and we believe that with thoughtful research, development, and commercialization, we can create solutions that protect pollinators, support beneficial insect populations, and maintain soil health and water quality.

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Mark Singleton, GreenLight’s SVP, Technology and External Innovation, Plant Health, reveals how it is his life’s mission to find a way to provide viable choices for farmers and growers to use subtle tools and to bring forward the age of ecological agriculture: managing crop pests with RNA solutions.

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Why it’s so powerful

  • Effective

    Trials show that we can develop RNA products that are as effective as traditional options

  • Sustainable

    Our RNA solution targets the destructive organism and aims to leave beneficial insects like ladybugs unharmed

  • Transient

    RNA breaks down quickly in the environment and is undetectable after 4 days

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We won’t succeed alone

Help us grow our technology, IP, and people. We are seeking new partners in academia and scientific companies to create a beneficial impact on our planet.

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