New Zealand farmers will soon be able to produce their own fresh, delicious produce from their own natural resources, using a technique that uses a combination of genetic engineering and wildlife genetics.
In the early 2020s, scientists in the United States developed a technology to turn genes into proteins and, after years of trial and error, were able to create a crop of fruit that could be eaten by anyone with a blender and a can of water.
This year, a team of researchers from the University of Otago, led by Dr. Tim Grewal, will be able start producing their own food using this new technology.
This will allow them to produce a variety of fruits that have a similar taste and texture, but that also can be consumed by any person who wants to eat them, using what Grewan and his colleagues call “wildlife genetic breeding”.
Grewal said the team had used a range of techniques to create the fruit, including combining wild animals and fruit with a variety.
The team will also be able produce the fruits in their lab and sell them in New Zealand markets.
“This is the first time we’ve got the ability to produce the produce locally and commercially in New York, so it’s really exciting,” he said.
“We are also really interested in the potential of commercial production, as well.”
The scientists hope to eventually be able sell these fruit in supermarkets and other places around the world.
Grewan said that the fruit will be available for the market when it becomes commercially available in New Mexico.
In terms of what they plan to do with the fruit once it becomes available, Grews said the researchers would not sell it directly, but they would be working with farmers to introduce the produce into the local food chain.
“It’s really up to the farmers to decide what they want to do and how they want the fruit to be grown,” he explained.
Grown using the fruit in New England will also help with the health of the land, he added.
“The fruit is good for the environment, good for biodiversity, good health and good crop yields.”
Grewals said the technology could be used in any area where there is a need for fresh produce, including food processing and storage.