Fewer wildflower choices thwart bees’ natural inclination to choose a balanced diet and they suffer cognitively from lack of omega-3 acids. Experiments performed at Israel’s Benjamin Triwaks Bee Research Center at Hebrew University’s Robert H. Smith Faculty of Agriculture in Rehovot, revealed that, like humans, bees consuming an unhealthy ratio of omega-6 to omega-3 fatty acids develop cognitive deficiencies.
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Oded Shoseyov has arguably one of the most unique jobs in the world. A nano-biotechnologist, he is tasked with mining nature for its most adaptive and essential qualities, utilising them for human and industrial purposes. Read more about The Man Reinventing Nature
The Israeli Embassy in Myanmar initiated a visit by a delegation of agricultural and agricultural policy experts to examine the possibility of assisting the development of agriculture in Myanmar through the knowledge and experience accumulated in Israel. Read more about Agricultural Delegation Visits Myanmar
was determined by an international group of scientists headed by Dr Assaf Distelfeld.
Wild Emmer wheat is the original form of nearly all the domesticated wheat in the world, including durum (pasta) and bread wheat. Wild emmer is too low-yielding to be of use to farmers today, but it contains many attractive characteristics that are being used by plant breeders to improve wheat. Read more about Wild Emmer Wheat Sequenced
A unique antibiotic that can kill bacteria that are resistant to conventional antibacterials without damaging the cells that store them has been developed by scientists at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. The pioneering study was carried out by Dr. Zvi Hayouka and colleagues. Read more about Fighting Back Against Superbugs
Israeli innovation feeds the world with more fish protein
As the world faces a projected population increase from today’s 7.5 billion people to 9 billion people by 2050, the demand for sustainable food sources is on the rise. The answer to this looming dilemma may well reside within the booming field of aquaculture. While wild fisheries have been on the decline for the last 20 years, aquaculture, or fish farming, is the fastest growing food-producing sector in the world, and will play an increasingly vital role in our planet’s food resources in the years to come. Read more about Feeding the world with more fish protein