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Israeli biotech company promises high yield crops without genetic modification

| November 18, 2013
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Kaiima Bio-Agritech, a Galilee-based enterprise that aims to boost global crop yields without the aid of genetic modification, says it will sow its first commercial seeds within three years.

Based at Moshav Sarona near Tiberias, the seed technology firm says it has developed a way to greatly speed up the multiplication of the genome of crops – known as genome doubling – without changing their DNA or genetic fingerprint. It is, they say, as if a piece of string were thickened into a rope by adding more fiber of the same material, making it stronger and more durable. In agriculture, it means enhancing seeds so that they produce more plentiful and robust crops.

Read the full, original story here: “Israeli agritech firm promising growth in crop yields”

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