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Agtech Startup Nabs Two Patents For Gene Edited Corn, Soybean Seeds

Inari is developing less expensive drought-resistant seeds

Operations During A Soybean Harvest As Crop Price Fluctuates
Photographer: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg

Agtech startup Inari is a step closer to developing less expensive drought- and weed-resistant seeds.

A growing planet has farmers continually pushing for higher yields, and farmers say the GMO crops made famous by Monsanto Co. have helped. But many consumers dislike that technique, and it’s expensive to bring to market. Gene editing, which changes genes directly, promises a more palatable, cheaper method of achieving yield-boosting plants.