What is molecular farming?
There has been a significant increase in the media coverage of ‘molecular farming’ startups in the past few months.
Here are links to some we thought were particularly interesting and useful in helping build awareness and understanding of this relatively ‘new’ category.
Green Queen (https://www.greenqueen.com.hk/amp/what-is-molecular-farming/): a nice introduction to the concept and brief overviews of some of the key players.
Synthesis Capital (https://synthesis.capital/insights/plants-as-bioreactors): a deeper dive into the production of recombinant proteins using plants, including a great comparison of molecular farming and precision fermentation.
Red to Green Food Tech (https://podcasts.apple.com/nz/podcast/6-6-molecular-farming-growing-cow-dairy-in-plant-cells/id1511303510?i=1000593646369): an easy to follow podcast where host Marina Schmidt interviews Miruku CEO Amos Palfreyman about the advantages and challenges of producing dairy in plants.
Agtech So What? (https://tenacious.ventures/podcast-episodes/can-molecular-farming-replace-cows-with-crops-with-amos-palfreyman-of-miruku): another great podcast where Amos talks with Komal Patel about Miruku and molecular farming in general, including discussing why molecular farming may be more suitable for large scale commodity proteins such as casein rather than specialist high value proteins like lactoferrin.