10 Apr 2023

The new strawberry variety Singrow recently launched in Singrapore

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Singrow launches new climate-resistant strawberry. A new variety developed using a proprietary genomic technology platform to address food security challenges.

Singrow, a Singapore-based agro-genomics company, has unveiled a new climate-resistant strawberry variety designed to be grown in tropical climates. The variety was developed using the company's proprietary genomic technology platform.

Bao Shengjie, chief executive officer and chief scientist of Singrow, said strawberries are traditionally grown in temperate climates and exported to Asia, resulting in higher prices and a larger carbon footprint. Singrow strawberries can be grown at scale in tropical countries, breaking seasonal and temperature barriers and unlocking huge potential for growers and reducing costs for consumers.

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"Singrow is the first company to have successfully used genomic technology to develop a sustainable commercial strawberry variety that can grow in tropical climates such as Singapore and Southeast Asia. The success of this strawberry variety is the culmination of several years of research, and we are excited to share this announcement with the global agricultural community," Bao said.

Singrow uses advanced genomic technology that harnesses deep knowledge of plant genomes to improve nutrition and crop yields with disease- and climate-resistant varieties.

Bao said this scalable technology represents a significant opportunity for the agricultural industry, as it can be applied to many staple crops that are facing the challenges of climate change.Singrow has begun work on producing new crop varieties through the same technology and is working to expand the product list to other crop segments such as rice, corn, sustainable palm oil and other staple vegetables.

Bao Shengjie, CEO and scientist at Singrow.
Bao Shengjie, CEO and scientist at Singrow.

"Warmer temperatures caused by climate change have had a significant impact on food production. We believe that molecular and genomic technologies for crop breeding are the future of agriculture, and we are proud to invent the future of agriculture in Singapore and tackle the most difficult problems to ensure the future of food," Bao said.

Source:Fruitnet
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