Geoff: Agriculture as a carbon storage technology

Geoff von Maltzahn was a unique child. He didn’t learn to read until he was eight years old. But he had a deep understanding of the world around him that others began to notice. Geoff excelled at math and had a passion for art which led him to explore the world around him in intricate detail.

By college, he was obsessed with the programmability of living things through the tiny bits of information encoded at a microscopic level. His inquisitiveness led him to raise more than five billion dollars to fund biotech and life science research that sounds more like futurism. Geoff and his colleagues aim to eliminate plant pesticides, create drought tolerant crops, sequester carbon and eliminate disease through the management of microbes and the programming of the DNA of organisms big and small.

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