Agriculture and food production systems are unsustainable at present, contributing significantly to environmental degradation, pollution and greenhouse gas emissions. Agriculture and food systems need to be transformed to meet sustainable development (eg. SDGs) and climate change challenges (e.g. Paris Agreement) over the next decades.

Our mission is to create super-legumes to provide sustainable source of healthy, nutritious plant proteins. We plan to do this by creating new super-legumes that will reduce carbon emission by more than 50%. Our products are non-GMO and consumer friendly.

Viridian Seeds aims to generate improved varieties of super-legumes which will transition agriculture and food production to a more sustainable future, while accelerating the dietary transition to plant based diets.


Taking a unique and powerful approach, Viridian Seeds uses its next generation computational breeding/ TILLING platform for generation of new improved lines of legumes that have lower carbon footprints (e.g. 50% reduction), higher yields, and improved nutritional characteristics.

We combine our skills in genetics, genomics (e.g. TILLING, Genome Editing and a combination of the two methods) and environmental footprinting to develop legumes to benefit farmers, consumers and the planet. Through our genomics assisted TILLING workflows we generate super-legumes that are non-GMO nature-based solutions to pressing sustainability challenges.

Legumes with lower carbon footprints, higher yields, and improved nutritional characteristics

Genomics assisted TILLING workflows

Our long term vision is to transform agriculture and food systems to be climate-friendly, resilient and nutritious. Legumes are good for people and the planet!