Exemption showcases the rapid technical advancement made by GreenGene since it was founded 2 years ago Seoul, South Korea, Jan 29, 2024 - GreenGene, a Korean biotech company with a world-first, unique, and patented non-GMO chloroplast gene editing technology, has received confirmation of regulatory exemption from the USDA. This marks a key milestone in the company's blisteringly fast progress in bringing sustainable innovation to the intersection of agritech, biotech, and climate tech. Plants with genomic edits that are "achievable by conventional breeding" meet the requirements for these USDA regulatory exemptions. This means that GreenGene was able to precisely and specifically edit single genes within chloroplasts in Arabidopsis thaliana with no bystander and off-site edits occurring. This represents the first of GreenGene's innovative confirmed trait exemptions and the first in the world in chloroplast gene editing. The company is confident that several more exemptions can be confirmed by the end of the year. GreenGene is working on several commercial plants to develop traits, such as enhanced carbon absorption and maximised yield, that are critical in combating climate change and global food security issues. "This exemption demonstrates the power of the GreenGene GREENedit platform, especially in maintaining our global leadership in the field of chloroplast gene editing," Jungeun Joanna Lee, CEO. "Building on the solid foundations of world renowned papers published by our excellent research team, GreenGene has been able to develop never-before-possible chloroplast gene editing techniques that can transform plants and agricultural systems to deliver innovation faster and more precisely than what could otherwise be achieved through conventional breeding. We are very grateful to the USDA for this regulatory exemption, as it allows us to accelerate our development pipeline to maintain our technical leadership and bring much needed innovation to critical crop trait development." You can learn more about our technology and read the official Confirmation Response from the USDA at APHIS.USDA.gov, and on our website.