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Benson Hill talks carbon markets, closed-loop systems in ESG report


Less than a year after going public via SPAC, crop genetics company Benson Hill has released its first-ever environmental, social and governance (ESG) report outlining its progress on various sustainability efforts from 2021 and the first half of 2022.

The company, based in St. Louis, Missouri in the US, has developed a genetically-bred, higher-protein soybean it calls the Ultra High Protein (UHP) soybean variety for use in soy-based foods. Other varieties of Benson Hill soybean include one for more sustainable livestock and aquaculture farming and others for the production of healthier cooking oils. Yellow pea proteins are also part of the company’s portfolio.

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