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Prevents killing of male chicks

7.5 billion unwanted male chicks are hatched each year. Four Israeli companies (see here) have developed technology to prevent this – the latest, Soos, has been selected as one of 11 startup finalists in Future Food Asia 2020. https://futurefoodasia.com/ffa2020/ http://www.soos.org.il/

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Saving male chicks from slaughter

Previous newsletters (see here) reported on Israel’s EggDetect and TeraEgg which developed technology to prevent the hatching of 8 billion unwanted male chicks. Now there’s another – eggXYt which uses ultrasound to detect a potential chick male immediately after the … Continue reading

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Saving male chicks from unnecessary slaughter

I reported previously (Dec 2013) on Israel’s EggDetect that prevents hatching of male chicks – unwanted by the egg industry.  Now there is an alternative – TeraEgg from Israel’s Novatrans. It uses terahertz spectroscopy on gasses that leak from the … Continue reading

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Preventing male chick slaughter

A fifth Israeli startup has a technical solution to the problem of preventing the hatching of unwanted male chicks (see here previously).  NRS Poultry, a research group at Israel’s Volcani Institute, is developing a way to stop a hen’s male-producing … Continue reading

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Preventing Avian flu

Israel’s eggXYt uses a gene-editing platform to develop genetic resistance in chickens against avian influenza. eggXYt (reported here previously) has also developed an ultrasound egg check that spares male chicks from being hatched. MIT selected eggXYt for its Sustainable Food … Continue reading

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Top Israeli companies at AgriVest

Too new stars at Israel’s AgriVest agricultural conference included Rootility, which has a root-growing platform that substantially increases crop yields. Also EggDetect, which ensures incubation of only fertile eggs and prevents male chicks from being slaughtered. http://www.greenprophet.com/2013/12/rootility-wins-agrivest-agtech-event-in-israel/

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