HUJI's Yissum Research Development Company have just unveiled a futuristic, extremely impressive breakthrough for 3D printing technologies – personalized foods made using an edible, high-tech fiber with zero calories! ...Read more >
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
Smart pest management for fruit, nut and grape growers
FieldIn’s software helps commercial farmers eliminate spraying mistakes, reducing the number of sprays and overall use of pesticides on their crops.
By Abigail Klein Leichman, Israel21c
"Controlling pests with minimal spraying is a difficult balancing act for commercial growers. And surprisingly, they don’t have a reliable mechanism to assure that the right quantity reaches every tree or vine; some may be missed or over-sprayed. Israeli ag-tech startup FieldIn innovated an end-to-end pest-management software to achieve that balance with input from innovative tractor hardware and a host of agronomic data....."Read more >
The Yissum Research Development Company, the technology transfer arm of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, has come up with an environmentally-friendly, biological solution for purifying contaminated water. The invention uses bacteria as novel biofilters to reduce nitrate levels in water sources.Read more >
Agrinnovation puts money into Cannabi-Tech, developer of an analysis device for medical marijuana flowers. Hebrew University’s Agrinnovation investment fund has agreed to invest in the Rehovot-based medical cannabis firm Cannabi-Tech Ltd, started by faculty professor Oded Shoseyov, whose technologies are also the basis for other startups, including Collplant and Fulcrum. Cannabi-Tech is developing a device for the automated sorting and analysis of medical cannabis flowers. Cannabi-Tech’s device, which is said to be affordable and easy to use, allows the nondestructive detection, analysis and automated sorting of individual medical cannabis flowers.Read more >
Leafy greens decay rapidly, but a new technology developed by Dr Rivka Elbaum can extend shelf life by delaying senescence. The simple and cost-effective treatment involves dipping the leaves into a solution. The solution is a permitted food additive and may even have beneficial effects on human health.
On the left, a pepper and lettuce leaf treated with the new solution after a week without refrigeration; on the right, untreated produce (Photo credit; Courtesy)Read more >