What might be the big breakthroughs in agricultural or industrial biotech in the years 2019 to 2023?


ERICKSON: To wrap up, I'd like to do a lightning round, where each person can have 20 seconds. And the question is: What do you see as the big breakthrough in ag or industrial biotech in the next five years?

LEE: I think a lot of one-time use plastics will be replaced with biobased plastics. That's my five-year prediction.

HARDEN: I think it will be using CRISPR for consumer-facing products.

GRUBER: I think we're finally going to see commercialization of hydrocarbons like jet fuel and isooctane.

ESTES: I have to go with CRISPR and consumer products as well.