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Peregrine Biotechnology

Organization Address
5817 SACRAMENTO AVE RICHMOND, CA 948045609 United States
Sacramento, CA 94804-5609

Organization Phone
5028271346

Industry
Food & Agriculture

Sector
Livestock and Poultry

Organization Description
Peregrine Biotechnology will create ducks that produce foie gras without the need for force-feeding. Using CRISPR, we will knock out genes involved in appetite control and lipid metabolism to produce ducks that naturally develop fatty livers. The added labor associated with force-feeding is the largest contributor to the cost of foie gras production. By eliminating force-feeding, we will improve animal welfare, create a product that is more acceptable to consumers, and drastically reduce costs for foie gras producers.