HRB calls for compromise between activists and innovators to shape the future of agriculture

A recent article by Seed World Europe provides insights in some of the setbacks activists have faced in recent months, highlighting the polarization between traditional practices and innovative solutions. This clash has never been more pronounced. However, these are both sides of the same coin, with many similar objectives and much common ground for consent: […]

HRB presents at GreenGenius in Brussels

Our Organisational Lead Genetics, Dr. Lena Maas has been invited as a featured speaker for GreenGenius event in Brussels tomorrow. Facilitated by Euroseeds, this event is a satellite event for the EU Bioeconomy Changemakers festival aiming for early-career researchers to exchange ideas and innovation potential and how to drive the change towards a sustainable bioeconomy. […]

Celebrating International Womens Day at HRB

Today we celebrate internationalwomensday2024, and it is good to remember the achievements women have made in science and biotechnology, particularly in the field of genome editing. An example is the nobelprize to EmmaHRnuelle Charpentier and Jennifer A. Doudna for their development of CRISPR-Cas9 gene-editing technology. Their work revolutionized our approach to genetic engineering and also highlighted the indispensable role women play in driving […]

Transforming challenges into opportunities: EU withdraws the Pesticide Reduction Law (SUR)

The European Commission set ambitious targets to cut the use and risk of chemical pesticides by 50% by 2030, aiming to make the sustainability goals of the Farm2Fork strategy legally binding under a new EU Pesticides Regulation (SUR). While this move is aimed at improving environmental health and safety, it has sparked farmers’ protests across Europe, expressing frustration over the perceived lack of viable alternatives under the constraints […]

VIB applies for Maize-edited field trials in the EU

Last month, researchers at VIB-UGent Center for Plant Systems Biology announced an important step forward in the evolving EU regulatory environment by applying for 3 different field trials involving genome editing maize🌽. These field trials using CRISPR–Cas9 gene editing will focus on creating drought-resistant maize, enhancing plant resistance to environmental stress, and developing maize with improved […]

HRB attending Indian Seed Congress in Pune

Our colleague Venkatesh Prasad will be attending the 12th Indian Seed Congress in India from the 28th of February until the 1st of March! The Indian Seed congress (ISC) is NSAI India‘s flagship event. It is the biggest seed congress of South East Asia. Both industry and academia as well as governments from across the […]

Embracing NGTs for a Sustainable Future: Water-Efficient Tomatoes using CRISPR 🍅

After the European Parliament has endorsed the proposal on NGTs, it becomes important to highlight how pragmatically plant genome editing can support the EU sustainability goals.Recently, a team led by Tel Aviv University engineered tomatoes that use less water without compromising yield, quality, or taste. By using CRISPR technology to target the ROP9 gene, these […]

HRB attended FRUIT LOGISTICA 2024 in Berlin

HRB was present at FRUIT LOGISTICA 2024 in Berlin, a leading global trade fair for the fresh fruit and vegetable business. Lena Maas and Gabino Sanchez-Perez discussed with attendants the latest news on our latest press release on regenerating strawberry from gene-edited single cells and the positive voting from the MEPs about NGTs.

HRB is present at the VISCEA conference in Vienna!

🌱 The conferences are about Plant Abiotic Stress Tolerance & Plant Biotic Stresses & Resistance Mechanisms. Curious how Hudson River Biotechnology fits in? Our colleague Valentino Giarola gives a talk titled: ‘A rapid, transgene-free approach to create CRISPR-edited plants’!

HRB achieves major CRISPR breakthrough: first-ever regeneration of strawberries from gene-edited single cells

Wageningen, The Netherlands, February 6th 2024 Hudson River Biotechnology (HRB), based in Wageningen, The Netherlands, announces a milestone achievement: the world’s first successful regeneration of strawberry plants from gene edited single cells using its proprietary CRISPR workflow (TiGER). The global berry sector faces challenging times and has shifted from a focus on quantity to a […]