We’re dedicated to saving critical fruits and vegetables from extinction. And we’re enhancing the productivity of crops in regions where access to nutritious food is under threat from rising temperatures.
Learn more about our latest work with partners below.
The banana is a staple food around the world. The most popular variety, the Cavendish banana, is faced with extinction from a pathogenic fungus called Fusarium TR4.
We analyzed the genomes of multiple banana varieties to identify targets that protect Cavendish plants from the fungus.
Our resistant banana plants are in evaluation with our partner Dole in Central and South America–helping farmers combat this terrible disease.