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Uko Vegter, Fresh Fruit Express:
"Easy tasty frozen veg smoothies"
Frozen fruit, juice and a blender, that’s all you need to make a smoothie. Fresh Fruit Express brings this complete concept to catering and food service.When vacationing in Brazil back in the nineties, Uko Vegter was firmly hooked on what he considered the best smoothies ever. Since that trip, Vegter.....
UK: WET Sensor saves on costs
Clock House Farm is based in the rolling hills of Kent, a few miles south of Maidstone in the UK. Its expansive farm is devoted to the cultivation of berries. “We produce about 1,000 tonnes of strawberries and 1,000 tonnes of raspberries a year, all grown in polytunnels on 223 hectares in multiple.....
Italy: New products presented at Interpoma 2014
The ninth edition of Interpoma was the perfect occasion to present new products for many companies.Apple to GoApple to Go presented a packaging technology to transform apples into a practical snack. The fruit is washed and dried and sold with a napkin in a thin biodegradable film. In addition to the napkin,.....
Italy: Melinda apples now stored underground
The first underground warehouse for the storing of apples in a controlled atmosphere was shown to a delegation of journalists on 21st November 2014.Michele Odorizzi, chairman of Melinda, welcomed journalists.Everything started a few years ago, when Melinda talked to its partners about the need to invest in.....
Argentina: New early harvest red garlic variety
With a yield of nearly 20,000 kilos per hectare, the new red garlic variety developed by INTA specialists is characterised by being ready for harvest up to 40 days earlier and by its suitability for new cultivation areas, including Cuyo as well as the centre and north east of Argentina.Garlic production.....
Carmen de Carupa, Cundinamarca
Colombia: A group of farmers creates a potato super seed
A group of farmers from Carmen de Carupa became scientists. They managed to create a seed to improve the production of potatoes so they don't have to rely on other marketers.In Colombia, farmers generally have a hard time accessing potato seeds because they are not available at the time they're required or.....
Israeli start-up bringing urban farming to countertops
An Israeli couple has found an innovative way to make sure their kids get their vegetables. Inspired by 3-D printing, Tsipi and Ben Shoham have found a high-tech way to grow a nutritious vegetable source with no care or fuss."This is a real high-tech system integrated with agriculture in a way nobody has.....
CAP system by Magif
Italy: Orchard cover revolution
"It is still a prototype, but it works," explains Angelo Cappi, founder and CEO of Magif. He is talking about the CAP system, a unique covering system developed, patented and built by himself together with his son Andrea and Roberto Luscardo, co-founder of the company.A rendering of an orchard covered.....
Spain: New material to coat inside of cans developed from tomato peel
Researchers from the Institute of Materials Science of Seville (Council for Scientific Research, University of Seville), and from the University of Malaga have developed biodegradable materials from tomato peel intended for the coating of the inside of cans.According to a press release issued by Fundación.....
Swiss want to grow GM potatoes
The Swiss Agricultural Research Institute, Agroscope, wants to try growing genetically modified potatoes on the Reckenholz test area in Zurich-Affoltern, reports the Swiss website Blick.ch. Agroscope has applied for a request at the'Bundesamt für Umwelt' (BAFU)(Federal Office for the Environment).The goal of.....
Website with Dutch agrifood innovations
Yesterdaywww.dutchfoodinnovations.comwent live. At the Food Valley Expo Aalt Dijkhuizen, figurehead of the Topsector Agri & Food and Bert Roetert, chairman of Food Valley NL launched this website, which offers an overview of innovative technologies, products and ingredients in the areas of food, food.....
Russian breeders to diagnose potato diseases
Potato breeding laboratory of Siberian Scientific Research Institute of Agriculture has acquired a microplate photometer Multiskan FC, manufactured by ThermoFisher Scientific Inc. in Finland. It's to be used for a comprehensive analysis of breeding material of the seed stock. The electronic instrument is.....
Swiss breeders introduce world's first sparkling fruit
Swiss researchers have created the world's first “sparkling” apple that fizzes in the mouth when eaten. Huge cells of this new variety, named Paradis Sparkling, releases fizzy juice, which is akin to a carbonated beverage.However, the sensation is only experienced when the apple is bitten into, not when it.....
Here comes the super tomato
Nature Genetics magazine published a study carried out by some researchers from the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) that describes a technique for doubling the quantity of tomatoes produced by adjusting the balance between blossoming and leaf production. In the future, this technique might also be used.....