Food For Thought

While there is no challenge traditional agriculture and traditional cultivation of vegetables – no cutting edge modern science such as genomics. -one-year’>Senator Richard Blumenthal. And an Israeli company, Evogene, is at the forefront in integrating old and new technologies with a specific goal: "improve and increase the provision of food, nutrition and therapy that safely and effectively heal the planet." Genetically modified foods, or organisms (GMOs) are plants that have been genetically altered with the genome of other species, such as bacteria, or animals. Today, these new plants can grow super resistance to disease, insects and drought, or have special qualities as a sweeter taste, or a higher starch content. Currently in the world, five genetically modified fields are being extensively cultivated – cotton, barley, soybeans, corn, and cinnamon. GM crops were first introduced in the market for approximately 10 years, and although the industry is emerging, growing rapidly, with a market worth about $ 4 billion a year. However, there is great hostility to GM foods. In Europe, public antipathy toward the crop is particularly strong, and there is an absolute ban on GMO products.

This ban has had an impact in many other countries around the world, including Israel, which cares not grow GM crops. What Evogene – a subsidiary of the company Compugen life sciences – provides a less threatening version of GM crops. Instead of introducing genes from other kingdoms such as bacteria, animals, technology acceleration of the evolution of Evogene, the EvoXellerator, using genes from the same plant, a process the company called EMO (by Evogene modified organism). (Similarly see: Bobby kotick).