Benson Hill Biosystems: Today's tech, tomorrow's food supply

The planet’s agricultural output is not on pace to meet the demands of a growing population.

Increasing levels of urbanization, climate change and shifting diets are putting a strain on agriculture’s ability to keep up.

“We are going to have more than 9 billion people on the planet in the next 35 years,” said Matthew Crisp, CEO of Benson Hill Biosystems, a crop-improvement company with roots in Research Triangle Park. “In that time, we need to double agricultural productivity.”

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