Benson Hill to improve seed innovation through CropOS technology

Benson Hill has expanded and upgraded the processing capabilities of its wholly-owned subsidiary Dakota Ingredients

Image source: PR Newswire

Image source: PR Newswire

Benson Hill, a food tech company unlocking the natural genetic diversity of plants with its cutting-edge food innovation engine, has announced the launch of its Ingredient and Fresh business segments, including prior acquisition of critical supply chain infrastructure, to deliver enhanced products using the company's proprietary CropOS technology platform.

Benson Hill's CropOS technology platform combines data analytics and artificial intelligence with plant biology and food science to leverage the vast, untapped natural genetic diversity within plants to simultaneously optimize for nutrition, flavor profiles and yield. Through its expanded infrastructure, Benson Hill aims to bring together its improved seed innovation through CropOS with closed-loop supply chains and best practices in the field to enable greater sustainability for ingredient and food companies and retailers, end-to-end traceability for consumers and greater profitability for farmers.

The company has developed a comprehensive genomic map that, in combination with its CropOS platform, enables Benson Hill to accelerate its breeding program to develop uniquely differentiated varieties. Leveraging these capabilities, Benson Hill is working on a pipeline of products with the potential to significantly reduce off-flavors, increase the quantity of the protein the plant creates and ultimately displace the need for expensive, energy- and water-intensive processing steps typically required to produce protein ingredients used in plant-based meat alternatives.

Benson Hill has expanded and upgraded the processing capabilities of its wholly owned subsidiary Dakota Ingredients, an upper Midwest-based yellow pea processor, to better serve the pet and human food plant-based markets.

Furthermore, Benson Hill's Fresh segment will focus on combining the breeding power of CropOS with the extensive grower base, distribution network and retail relationships of its wholly-owned subsidiary, J&J Family of Farms, a field produce company.

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