U.S. Ag Secretary attends grand opening of new St. Louis food tech company’s headquarters

Benson Hill Grand Opening

US Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue and Missouri Director of Agriculture Chris Chinn spoke during the opening of food technology company Benson Hill’s headquarters in St. Louis on Monday.

Perdue said the work of Benson Hill will go a long way toward feeding the estimated 9 billion people on the planet by 2050.

“The kind of thing we know today about different genes, genomes, and germplasm based on what companies like Benson Hill do and what they’ll know more about affecting palatability, taste, and nutritional qualities in the future, is going to be a long one.” Walk away.” he said.

Chinn said the 39th North Innovation District in St. Louis is the perfect location for Benson Hill.

Benson Hill

“The culture of ag innovation and business in Missouri is thriving and strong. St. Louis has more plant scientists than any other place in the world, so this is a great fit for Benson Hill, ”said Chinn.

The 160,000-square-foot building will be Benson Hill’s team of experts in plant biology, agronomy, data analysis, machine learning and food science, focused on innovating better food and ingredient options from plant to plate.

From Rhiannon Branch of Brownfield Ag News

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