The Robert H. Smith Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Environment: Feeding the World
A unique Hebrew University lab has succeeded in producing a replica of human collagen from tobacco plants which can replace the currently used form produced from farm animals and human cadavers.
An improved method for sustainable pest control using “super-sexed” but sterile male insects to copulate with female ones is being developed by Smith Faculty researchers hoping to offer another efficient and promising avenue for supplying produce to the market by eliminating pests without damage to the environment.More
The Robert H. Smith Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Environment has a worldwide reputation for forward-thinking solutions for Israel’s limited agricultural resources. At the same time, says Prof. Benny Chefetz of the Department of Soil and Water Sciences, techniques used to solve problems sometimes cause others.More
Dr. Yael Helman and her colleagues at the Robert H. Smith Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Environment are looking for environmentally friendly biological and botanical alternatives to fight plant diseases.More