Protecting Wheat Without Pesticides
An Israeli plant biologist has discovered a way to protect cultivated wheat from insects without pesticides. Prof. Vered Tzin of the Ben Gurion University of the Negev has discovered two defense mechanisms of wild wheat against pests that she hopes to reproduce in cultivated wheat. Wild wheat has a coating of “hairs” that prevent insects […]
August 14, 2022
Ben Gurion University Warns: Increasing CO2 Levels Will Lead To Dietary Deficiencies
Scientists at the Ben Gurion University in the Negev have made a disturbing finding on the effects of CO2 levels on the nutritional value of the food we eat. They say that crops that provide a large share of the global population with most of their dietary zinc and iron will no longer have those nutrients.
June 07, 2014
Wild Grains In Israel Show Effects Of Global Warming
Global warming is causing genetic changes in wild cereal grains in Israel, a recent study by University of Haifa reveals. Researchers fear that these changes could endanger future food production.
March 22, 2012