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Equinom’s computerized breeding technology for plant-based food applications

Tel Aviv | Israel

Equinom’s computerized breeding technology could change the market for plant-based food applications, such as meat alternatives.

Equinom’s expertise in computerized breeding technology is changing the market for plant-based food applications, such as meat alternatives.

Equinom uses computerized breeding technology and provides optimized seeds for the food industry to help it meet the growing demand for plant-based products. The company is introducing high-protein legumes, such as soybeans, peas, chickpeas, cowpeas, mung beans, fava beans, and quinoa.

  • Traditional breeding practices have focused mostly on high yield, but specialty traits are now the in-demand trend for food companies
  • For instance, shatter-resistant sesame, one of Equinom’s flagship crops, can be harvested mechanically and grown around the world, allowing farmers to grow locally to meet the rising demand for this seed which produces some of the highest oil content in the industry.

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Technology

Equinom’s new breeding methodology integrates the breeder’s skills with massive genomic and phenomic data sets.

They strategically crossbreed plants for targeted characteristics, often reintroducing important characteristics to produce crops with highly desirable traits 

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  • Agriculture industry
  • Food and Beverage
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