Calyxt is a small Midwest company at the leading edge of technological advancements in plant bio-science. They use a proprietary gene editing platform to create new plant strains that are beneficial for consumers. Unlike GMOs (which are different), this technology called TALEN doesn't add any foreign DNA into the plants. It cleaves DNA at specific points and then allows the plant to repair itself. We were tasked with telling this complex story for a wonderful company that is making food that will change the world.
We filmed at Calyxt's new headquarters in Roseville, Minnesota as well as several farms across South Dakota.