Salicrop protects food crops against soil salinity, boosting yields

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Salicrop is raising Series A funding to support the commercialization of its non-GMO seed treatment  

Nearly 20 percent of irrigated farmland is too saline for crops to grow well, causing loss in yields and in farmers’ income. Israel-based startup Salicrop wants to solve this problem by creating seeds that can grow in salty conditions. Unlike other companies and groups developing salt-resistant crops, however, Salicrop is not doing any genetic engineering.Salicrop can create resistance to saline conditions by using a chemical treatment on regular plant seeds. CEO Dotan Borenstein, who spoke to CompassList via online call, said that their treated seeds have been tested in real farmland, achievi...
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