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How Algae can benefit the food production industry

TrueAlgae is a U.S.-based biotech company focused on providing micronutrient dense algae products to nourish the soil and reduce the need for chemical fertilizers. Angela Tsetsis, TrueAlgae’s Chief Commercial Officer, is a lifelong algae enthusiast.

TrueAlgae’s agriculture product, TrueSolum, helps to regenerate soil. Soil is the basis for all life. It provides the growth environment needed to produce the fruits and vegetables we eat, as well as grazing lands for the animals that supply our meat, dairy and eggs. If our soil is healthy, our food supply is able to provide the right nutrition for us to not just live but thrive. TrueSolum has also been shown to allow for the reduction of harmful chemical fertilizers that deplete the soil and run-off into our waterways and oceans, creating many of the long-term environmental issues we face today.

“Our technology grows microalgae in an efficient, scalable, closed-loop system providing a clean, economical supply of this valuable and environmentally friendly resource. This growth system is unique in the industry because of its low cap-ex, ease of operation and minimal energy usage. Because of this economical and clean production system, we can provide algae-based products for agriculture, dietary supplements, food ingredients, animal feed and aquaculture” says Angela.

“In addition, algae are incredibly environmentally friendly. They use harmful CO2 to grow and release life-giving oxygen into the environment. In fact, algae are responsible for 50% of the oxygen on the planet. Imagine using the phytonutrient dense water produced from growing algae to increase agriculture productivity as well as using the algae biomass to help feed the world’s growing population. Algae is an excellent source of all the macronutrients we require to live, as well as many of the micronutrients that help us flourish. Plus, algae are a renewable resource that requires minimal energy to reproduce.”

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Israel announces creation of global seed company

Two Israeli seed producers, Nirit Seeds and TomaTech, have joined forces to create Israel’s largest vegetable seed company. This synergy will enable unique seed breeding research and development that will accelerate the company’s growth in the international seed markets.

Upon completion of the merger, the company will have more than 80 employees worldwide, including molecular biologists, breeders, agronomists, and others.
The company will improve its breeding activities in Israel, Spain, Mexico and Italy, as well as significantly expand its representation in the Netherlands and North America, with a particular focus on growing vegetables in high-tech greenhouses.

Nirit Seeds is one of the most successful internationally traded tomato and pepper seed producers, investing in the development of revolutionary genetic technologies. TomaTech is one of the leading tomato seed companies in Israel, developing premium varieties, including those resistant to the dangerous Tomato Brown Ruffle Virus (ToBRFV).

The production of crop seeds is one of the most advanced and high-tech sectors in Israel. According to the Seed Department of the Federation of Israel Chambers of Commerce, seed exports currently generate $200 million in annual revenue. There are about 25 large and medium-sized companies in the local industry.

For reference. According to market research, the global vegetable seed industry is valued at $8 billion a year and is growing at a CAGR of 8%.

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Karachay-Cherkessia became one of the leaders in the production of greenhouse vegetables at the end of 2021


Greenhouse vegetable production in 2021 reached a record 1.4 million tonnes. According to the Ministry of Agriculture of the Russian Federation, the leaders among the regions in this segment are the Karachay-Cherkess Republic, Lipetsk, Moscow, Kaluga, Volgograd, Novosibirsk, Saratov, Chelyabinsk regions, Krasnodar and Stavropol Territories, the Republics of Bashkortostan and Tatarstan. These regions account for more than 60% of the total production in the country. The intensive development of greenhouse projects in our country helps to provide Russians with fresh vegetables all year round. Last year, the harvest in winter greenhouses updated the 2020 record – more than 1.4 million tons of products were received. Including the production of cucumbers amounted to at least 830 thousand tons, and tomatoes – 590 thousand tons. It is expected that by 2025 the volume of vegetable production in year-round greenhouses will be at least 1.6 million tons of vegetables.


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December: Special Year Overview

In 2022, it will be 22 year since the new millennium started. Can’t believe it? Neither can we, but it is true. Before we go there, it is time to reflect on what has happened this year. Over the next couple of weeks, we will look back at 2021 and we will highlight the most important events that impacted the industry.

New greenhouses, events, even a few shows, technical novelties, and all other relevant news will pass by, offering you something other than Covid to talk about during Christmas and New Years’.


Wish your customers Happy Holidays
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