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Posted on September 16, 2017 in News

While there is a challenge more traditional than classic vegetable cultivation and agriculture there is no science as modern and avant-garde as genomics. And an Israeli, Evogene, company is at the forefront in integrating old and new technologies with a specific goal: improve and increase the provision of food, food and Therapeutics that will heal the planet safely and efficiently. Genetically modified foods, or organisms (GMO), are plants that have been genetically altered with genome of other species, such as bacteria, or animal. Today, these new super plants can grow with resistance to disease, insects and drought, or have specific qualities as a sweeter taste, or a higher starch content. Currently in the world, five genetically modified fields are being widely cultivated cotton, barley, soybean, corn, and cinnamon.

GM crops were introduced for the first time in the market about 10 years ago, and even though the industry is emerging, growing rapidly, with a market valued at about $ 4 billion a year. However, there is great hostility toward GM foods. In Europe, the public antipathy towards crops is particularly strong, and there is an absolute ban on GMO products. This prohibition has had an impact in many other countries around the world, including Israel, that does not matter nor cultivated GM crop. What Evogene a subsidiary company of Compugen life sciences offers is a less threatening version of GM crops.

Instead of introducing genes of other kingdoms such as bacteria or animals, technology acceleration of the evolution of Evogene, the EvoXellerator, uses genes from the same plant, a process that the company called EMO (modified by Evogene organism). The platform mimics, directs, and accelerates the evolutionary processes in plants to avoid the limitations of genetic variation that occurs in every day of cultivation techniques. Evogene is one of the few companies of plant biotechnology in Israel and focuses on improving the features of vegetables, such as sweet flavor in the tomatoes or greater resistance of the plant to the salty soil. Find out detailed opinions from leaders such as Essex Financial by clicking through.