Jonas Salk founded the Salk Institute to pursue bold research that will benefit people around the world. In the decades since, the Institute has embraced some of the most pressing human health challenges: cancer, diabetes, neurological conditions and many others. Now, we are working to solve one of the most dire existential crises humanity has ever faced - global climate change.
Salk's world-class planet biologists are aggressively tackling this problem with insight, innovation and cutting-edge science. Your support will help them:
  • Study plant genetics
  • Develop model plants
  • Measure carbon storage
  • Test soil health
  • Conduct field trials for Salk Ideal Plants
  • Facilitate regulatory approvals

We hope you will join our efforts to develop a new generation of crop and wetland plants that capture and store excess atmospheric carbon, mitigate climate change and create a greener, more abundant planet.

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Harnessing Plants Initiative

by Salk Institute


Jonas Salk founded the Salk Institute to pursue bold research that will benefit people around the world. In the decades since, the Institute has embraced some of the most pressing human health challenges: cancer, diabetes, neurological conditions and many others. Now, we are working to solve one of the most dire existential crises humanity has ever faced - global climate change.
Salk's world-class planet biologists are aggressively tackling this problem with insight, innovation and cutting-edge science. Your support will help them:
  • Study plant genetics
  • Develop model plants
  • Measure carbon storage
  • Test soil health
  • Conduct field trials for Salk Ideal Plants
  • Facilitate regulatory approvals

We hope you will join our efforts to develop a new generation of crop and wetland plants that capture and store excess atmospheric carbon, mitigate climate change and create a greener, more abundant planet.