Equinom, a seed-breeding technology company, creates superior food ingredients using precision breeding methods. Utilizing DNA sequencing, big data processing and proprietary algorithms, we enhance the nutritional values of grains and develop new varieties that represent the best of what nature has to offer. We partner with companies from the entire food ingredients supply chain, to develop varieties to exact specifications.
Equinom’s technology makes our breeding process 10-times more accurate than traditional methods, and cuts time-to-market by half. As a result, we are transforming the economics of mid-size market crops by opening them up to the benefits of advanced breeding technologies and the profits associated with implementing them.
Equinom is currently focused in two major areas:
Sesame, where we have revolutionized the market by developing superior-quality, high-yield varieties that can be harvested mechanically.
Protein, where we are focused on developing high-yield legume varieties with increased levels of protein, to develop the alternative protein to soy.
Sesame, one of the oldest cultivated oilseed plants in the world, is grown primarily in Africa and Asia. In 2016 world production of sesame was 5 million MT produced on 9.5 million hectares. Sesame is globally used as a cooking or seasoning oil and in foods, specifically in bakery, confectionary and tahini.
Quinoa, a highly nutritional crop, is becoming a global commodity thanks to its protein qualities and quantities, which are higher than most cereals. The worldwide demand for the grain has surged in recent years, and it has since become a staple in vegetarian and gluten-free diets around the world.