The Van Trump Report

Will “Synthetic Biology” Disrupt Traditional Agriculture?

We currently have more than enough plant-based protein to meet current demand. In time, however, as costs decline, there is a point at which Lab Grown protein may become competitive. It will take several innovations in precision fermentation.

On the flip side, “synthetic pesticides” seem to be losing some of their luster. They take longer to approve and have a shorter operating window once approved because of selective pressure. Biologics may allow more rapid development given favorable treatment by EPA. (Source: Creative Destruction, Carter Williams)

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