Wimbledon strawberries are grown using Israeli tech

Among the strawberries that were served at the Wimbledon tennis championships were produce grown using an Israeli irrigation system, making the moment a symbol of his pledge to share innovative technology with the UK and other partners across the globe to combat a looming food crisis.

This week, Israel’s agriculture minister Oded Forer visited Britain. Forer was speaking to the JC at the science research organization National Institute of Agricultural Botany (NIAB) in Kent. “We are now in a situation, and I’m talking about not only Israel or the UK, but the whole world, that we don’t have time to wait. There is a crisis because of the climate changing and global warming, and we are adding to that the war between Russia and Ukraine that influences the whole world and all the food supply, and we need to find new solutions.”

He added: “We must deepen our collaboration with the UK in the field of agriculture.” Emphasizing the importance of collaboration, he said: “It’s not a problem that Israel should solve alone, or the UK should solve alone or another country. And what we are now doing is deepening our collaboration with our friends in order to have better research and development (R&D) solutions for this situation. Technology, innovation, using artificial intelligence, this is the future that will save the world from hunger.”

At the NIAB, the minister saw how the use of technology and genetic modification could increase crop yield, crop efficiency, and resilience to climate change.

Source: thejc.com


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