We are a biotechnology company using advanced technologies to develop desirable plant traits for the global seed industry. Founded in 2001, we have developed and are commercializing a proprietary and highly differentiated gene-editing technology, which we refer to as the Rapid Trait Development System. RTDS enables us to efficiently introduce customizable, specific and predictable value-enhancing traits into plants and microorganisms. This ability to precisely edit plant genes without the integration of foreign genetic material, or recombinant DNA, establishes our technology as truly non-transgenic, both in process and product, and distinguishes us from competitors. Our gene-editing approach accelerates the processes that underlie natural breeding and provides a versatile and low-cost means to increase crop yields for farmers, to develop healthier food for consumers, and to reduce waste for a sustainable agricultural ecosystem. We have taken care to responsibly improve characteristics in plants as our trait products are indistinguishable from those that could occur in nature. We believe RTDS can transform the global seed industry by applying advanced trait development to a broader range of crops and geographies than has previously been targeted, enabling us to meet demands across the agricultural value chain—from farmers seeking weed control and disease tolerance options for greater crop yields, to processors looking to improve ease of handling and to minimize waste, to retail consumers increasingly demanding foods that are healthier, more nutritious and safer (e.g., non-allergenic).