Professor Shlomo Navarro is the principal inventor of technologies that are environmentally user friendly for the protection of food without detrimental chemical pesticides and promoted by Food Technology International Consultancy (FTIC) Ltd. he later established Green Storage Ltd. Until his recent retirement to join FTIC Ltd.Â he was a Principal Scientist in the Department of Food Science, Israel Agricultural Research Organization (ARO), Volcani Center, Bet Dagan.
Prof. Navarro was instrumental in organizing the Department of Stored Products, and has served as Head of the department. He has chaired numerous professional and scientific committees at the ARO including the Research Projects Evaluation Committee on Food Technology, and the Stored Products Advisory Board of the Ministry of Agriculture. He fulfilled numerous positions, among them Director for Academic Affairs, Director for International Cooperation, Deputy Director atÂ the ARO, Chairman of the Committee for Promoting Commercialization of R&D Applications and other 39 different committees at the ARO and at the Ministry of Agriculture.
Professor Navarro is a worldwide expert in the postharvest protection of durable commodities with specific emphasis on insect control and storage engineering technology. He is the leading authority on postharvest technologies, on chilling and aeration systems for grain storage, in the application of modified atmospheres, and hermetic storage in semi-permanent plastic storage structures for use with pulses, grains, seeds, oil seeds, dried fruits, processed foods, and other stable bulk products that need protection from insects, mites and mold damage.