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Protecting Brazilian cotton against pests

Israel-based Evogene is partnering with Instituto Matogrossense do Algodão (IMAmt) to test its pest-resistant genes in Brazil’s cotton crops. Annual damages caused by the Cotton Boll Weevil is estimated at $468 million just in Brazil.,7340,L-3742588,00.html

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Protecting crops against insects

Israel’s Evogene’s partnership with US Marrone Bio Innovations Inc. (MBI), has identified microbes with genes that can protect soyabeans, corn and cotton against insects. Selected genes are now being advanced to soybean validation in greenhouse and field trials.

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Using gut bacteria to fight disease

I reported previously (May 2017) on one Israeli biotech using the human microbiome (stomach bacteria) to fight cancer, IBD, acne etc. Now Israel’s Evogene’s new Biomica subsidiary is also developing microbiome therapies, for antibiotic resistant bacteria, immuno-oncology and GI disorders. … Continue reading

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20% increase in corn yield

I’ve reported previously (many times) on Israel’s Evogene which improves crop strains. Its partnership with DuPont-Pioneer (Nov 2013) has literally born fruit, with second-year trials showing a 20% increase in corn yield thanks to Evogene’s bio-simulant microbial seed treatment.,7340,L-3729431,00.html

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Israeli food technologies

This new short video could have summarized my latest blog “Harvest for the World”. It features three Israeli companies previously featured in my newsletters – Water-Gen (water from air), Genie (one-minute kitchen) and Evogene (high-yield, resistant crops).

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Saving the banana

I reported previously (Aug 2013) about Israeli companies Evogene and Rahan Meristem and their joint non-GMO development of bananas resistant to Black Sigatoka fungus. Now second-year field trials with specialized banana strains have shown effectiveness against the hugely damaging fungus. … Continue reading

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A toxin against corn rootworm

Israeli biotech Evogene has announced positive results in its Insect Control Seed Trait Program and that it had developed the first toxin against Western corn rootworm.

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Stimulating drought-resistance in corn

Israel’s Evogene has successfully improved the ability of corn to thrive in drought conditions with its Bio-stimulant products. These produce drought-resistant microbial strains that have produced high yields in their first year of testing.

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Another 9 joint US-Israel projects

The Israel-U.S. Binational Industrial Research and Development (BIRD) Foundation approved funding (worth $21.5 million) for nine new projects.  The Israeli companies involved are Cellect Biotechnology, Evogene, File X, Hinoman, IAI, Kamada, Keystone Heart, MedAware and Mellanox.

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Proteins to control insects

Israel’s Evogene has demonstrated the ability of certain proteins to act against pest insects.  These can be developed into new varieties of insect-resistant seeds or as spray-able bio-insecticides.

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