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Israeli Firm Says Growth Technology to Produce Bigger, Stronger Crops

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November 24, 2013
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An Israeli enterprise says it has developed technology that will boost global crop yields without relying on genetic modification. The company says it can replicate natural processes in its laboratories to produce bigger, stronger plants and it hopes to have seeds ready for sale within three years. Tara Cleary reports.


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