GreenLight Biosciences features in Science Magazine: Does RNA make the Perfect Pesticide?

Calantha, the first registered foliar RNA biopesticide, embodies the promise of this groundbreaking technology. Developed by GreenLight Biosciences, Calantha offers U.S. farmers a novel approach to combating the Colorado potato beetle – one that operates differently from traditional pesticides and is considered safer for both people and the environment.

Tailored specifically for the Colorado potato beetle, Calantha degrades quickly in the environment while demonstrating effective field performance, all at a cost that is economically viable for farmers. Explore more about Calantha here.

“You can …hit the insect you want to kill with precision,” says Subba Reddy Palli, an entomologist at the University of Kentucky, emphasizing the efficacy of RNA-based pest control. Palli adds, “You cannot get anything better than this,” highlighting the unmatched precision and potential of RNA interference (RNAi) technology.

To learn more about the history, the science, and the future of RNA in agriculture, read the full article in Science Magazine.