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Mexico: A natural sweetener was developed from fruit
Upon being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, Elsa Martinez decided to learn which food products wouldn't aggravate her health. Her doctor told her one of the first things she needed to avoid was sugar, but she had the habit of sweetening almost all of her food and drinks.Elsa learned about some natural low.....
McCain to make soup with uncalibrated vegetables in France
Alongside their partners, agri-food giant McCain, has developed an initiative to collect unsold merchandise from producers in order to make soup. Their first such experience was 4 years ago in Colombia where they developed a program supporting producers distanced from their land by drug traffickers. “We work.....
Chinese investors interested in Breton agri-food sites
Chinese investors are interested in agri-food industrial establishments in Brittany. If there is one region that is particularly effected by the crisis, it is Brittany. Poultry, pork, fruit, vegetables… almost no agri-food sector has been spared. According to Le Télégramme, Chinese representatives came to.....
Pasarela Innova 2014
Fruit Attraction: Nine innovations in fruit and vegetables to keep an eye out for
The fruit and vegetables sector continues launching new ideas into the market. New formats, packaging or varieties aim to find a place on the shelves, focusing on values such as convenience, health or ecology.The Pasarela Innova will be an interesting opportunity to see the fruit and vegetable.....
Invenio tests lamps for greenhouse strawberries in France
Many producers of early strawberries use lighting to make up for the lack of cold that the plants have had and increase dormancy. This technique allows for a better development of the plant : the leaves are higher, flower stalks longer and foliage greater. Professionals are generally equipped with.....
French website mon-marche.fr expects profitability by 2015
Mon-marche.fr was one of the first French sites to deliver fresh produce, and it’s CEO now hopes to reach financial equilibrium in 2015. Created in 2007, they offer consumers fresh produce that they can order online, such as fruit, vegetables, meat, fish, bakery, cheese and wine) for next day home delivery......
Spain: Nanocellulose, the material of the future, produced from bananas
The automotive and military industries have already shown their interest in this new material, and the American Chemical Society foresees a 97,000 million dollar market by 2017. The American National Science Foundation goes much further and talks about a potential 600,000 million dollar market. Given this.....
Cefel carries out fruit conservation techniques
Conservation techniques have been tested on new varieties of American-Japanese plums since the start of the millennium. The studies carried out by Cefel will help determine the best dates for harvest and how to improve fruit conservation as well as improve the visual aspects and maintain quality (notably.....
Saveol grows sea vegetables in greenhouses
Saveol has been developing a range of sea vegetables grown in their 4.5 ha of greenhouses. The products on offer in Saveol’s range are : Criste, Pourpier, Salsola and Salicorne. Saveol are the first in the world to grow sea vegetables in greenhouses. Following three years of research, the vegetables are.....
Lidl gives students fruit and vegetable baskets in Belgium
Students don’t eat enough fruit and vegetables, it is often too expensive for them. Supermarket chain Lidl in Belgium has decide to take the matter into their own hands and give students fruit and vegetable baskets. This is a good way for producers to gain some new clients. With only 25% of students eating.....
Germans to build vegetable storehouses in Russia
Governor of Leningrad region Alexander Drozdenko suggested that German companies build storehouses for vegetables near Saint-Petersburg. The German technology of using gas chambers for vegetable storage is planned to be borrowed. We offered the German side to build storage facilities for vegetables near.....
Russian breeders developed new potato variety
A new variety of potato, resistant to pests and with a great taste, was bred in Siberia and called “Sarovsky”.Sergey Krasnikov has been working with this new variety from the very first stage of selection. This tuber was selected out of thousands brought from Moscow almost 15 years ago. The new variety is.....
Plastic Covers and PSA containment - new Retilplast on-field tests
Retilplast - a leading company in the production of films and covers supported by poles, steel cables and wires - tested the technology used to protect cherries and other small berry fruit on kiwi orchards. Anti-rain cover tests were carried out in Cisterna (Latina - Italy) in the following companies:.....
"Unique technology to improve fresh produce shelf life"
PerfoTec nominated for European environment award
PerfoTec has been nominated for the EBAE, the prestigious European Business Award for the Environment. There are 16 finalists from 9 different countries. The winners will be announced during a ceremony in Lyon on December 1, 2014, during the Pollutec exhibition. The EBAE is awarded to innovative companies.....