HUJICAST

A selection of Hujicasts featuring the Robert H Smith Faculty of Agriculture, Food, and Environment.

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Shorter Winters, but Bigger Forests

Although this winter was a classic, pleasant winter, it is not a representative example of recent winters.

A conversation with Dr. Efrat Sheffer from the Institute of Plant Sciences and Genetics in Agriculture, who studies how climate change will affect natural vegetation in Israel.
Her research showed - by analyzing data from the last 45 years - that everything we felt was true:
The dry season is getting longer, and the wet season is getting shorter and more extreme. We all feel thistrend.

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Cultured Breast Milk

A special program for Shavuot!

Everyone talks about cultured meat, but cultured milk is much more difficult and complex to produce, both scientifically and technologically: in this case we do not want to "only" take cells and grow them - but to make the cells produce exactly the same produce they produce in nature.

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Future Lettuce

PhD student Yarin Livneh, a member of Prof Vainstein's group, discusses how she managed to edit the genome of lettuce to add extra vitamins and nutrients, making it healthier than before.

 

 

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Weather and wars

Is there a connection between the weather and mood not only for individuals but also for groups? Do countries and peoples also lose it when temperatures rise ? Conversation with Dr. David Hellman from the Department of Soil and Water Sciences, whose research showed a direct link between high temperatures and armed conflict in Africa and the Middle East.