When the word “pesticides” is used in Scientific American, it usually means bad hype for those of us who grow crops. And hype may be louder than reality.
If there are over 100 trillion microbes in the human gut alone, imagine how many microbes are in fields helping crops to grow.
Monsanto is joining forces with Second Genome, a privately-held company with expertise in microbiome science. The duo’s first item on the agenda- expanding the sourcing and diversity of novel proteins for the development of next-generation insect-control products. “Data science holds tremendous promise in unlocking new discoveries across our entire research and development pipeline,” said Tom […]