Roquette Backs Israeli Seed Breeding Startup Equinom
Equinom is a computational breeding company developing high-protein legumes and other non-GMO specialty crops for the food industry
For daily updates, subscribe to our newsletter by clicking here.Equinom is a computational breeding company developing non-GMO specialty crops for the food industry, including high-protein legumes designed to be used in innovative plant-based food products. Founded in 2012, Equinom has a number of breeding contracts under its belt, including a multi-year contract with U.S.-based hummus maker Sabra Dipping Company, LLC, and a commercialization agreement with Japan’s Mitsui & Co., Ltd.
The goal of the partnership, the companies said in a statement, is the development of new pea varieties with high-protein content and high-yields. This is Roquette’s first collaboration and investment in Israel.