We need to combine the traditional agriculture, and genetic engineering to achieve better and more healthy food. We must be prepared to make advances in science with knowledge of the genome of the plantation, in the same way that the knowledge of the human genome allowed to make new advances in medical research, Altman said. The Smith Institute will stimulate this interdisciplinary research. With various disciplines under one roof said the graduate student, Mihhalkina Ben Tzvi. The new Institute imposes on Israel and Hebrew University within the forefront internationally, as the center of research of the subject matter. It represents an opportunity for the Hebrew University and to world agriculture, said the President of the University, Mr Menajem Magidor. There was a revolution in the sciences, and we arrive at the molecular level to have a better impact. Israeli scientists were very outposts in what concerns agriculture research.
The Hebrew University ah participated in 77 research projects working together with American scientists. I work in 162 different countries, and helped guide to underdeveloped countries. These scientists developed the irrigation for drip irrigation, biological control of pests, tasty tomatoes, reproductions of flowers and plants, among many other developments. Israeli scientists have done impressive research using classical genetic methods of reproduction. Professor Daniel Zamir told the audience of the Conference of the exceptional results obtained when she crossed an exotic Green Tomato of Peru with a standard variety. One of the guest speakers expert in field – speak of research in genetic engineering. Professor Zhii Hong Xu, President of the China Peking University emphasized in considering the need to develop a high-technology in transgenic plantations. Who will feed China? Our food demands will grow 30 percent by the year 2030 said the professor. This is one of many issues that the Smith Institute It will address in coming years. Source: Israel21c.