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Italy: Markets in Brazil look for innovation
From 16th to 18th May, the city of Curitiba in Brazil hosted the Hortifruti Brasil Show 2013, an event which the state of Paraná associated to its own image of a producer of high-quality, safe, traceable and local agri-food products.The event was divided into product display, services and technologies for.....
Catalyst keeps fruit fresh longer
Ripening fruit, vegetables and flowers let off ethylene which works as a plant hormone. Ethylene quickens the ripening process and causes fruit and vegetables to rot and flowers to wilt. Japanese scientists presented a completely new catalyst system in a trade magazine, that quickly and completely, breaks.....
Mexico: Bio-insecticide against Cabbage Looper developed
Jorge Ibarra Rendón explained that a new, stronger bio-insecticide is being developed through bioballistics which could be launched by late 2014.The Cabbage Looper pest, which is affecting many vegetable crops, particularly cabbages, in various Mexican regions, causing significant losses, will be tackled.....
Spain: Única Group launches new snack on the basis of mini fruit and vegetables
The Spanish company UNICA GROUP has launched a new concept to enjoy vegetables at any time. It is a new format called Ready, Veggi, Go, and consists of a varied composition of mini vegetables to eat raw. It is a new easily digestible appetizer.The on-the-go format is suitable for everyday use and can be.....
Electronic nose distinguishes pears from apples
Spanish and Swedish engineers have created a system of sensors which detects fruit odours in a more efficient way than the human nose. For now, the device can distinguish the odoriferous compounds from pears and apples.Researchers at Valencia's Polytechnic University (UPV) and the University of Gävle.....
"Rise in vegetable consumption by new way of eating"
New: Vegetable fries
A Dutch food technologist, Marc van Hulst, noted some years ago that the consumption of fruit and vegetables with his son, and with children in general, was very low. Kids, however, did like to eat crisps and fries, so with his experience in the food industry and his passion for health, R & D and.....
Italy: Turatti develops pneumatic system for discharge of fruit and vegetable waste
The discharge of waste from processing lines has always been a problem which, until now, has never been tackled systematically, especially in the fruit and vegetable sector.The latest regulations and a deeper environmental awareness dictate that we find solutions to improve the efficiency of the.....
Netherlands: Start of the QC One Experience Days
Want to experience the speed and ease of the QC One quality application? It will be possible in the coming weeks at the QC One Experience Days. During these two days, everyone within your organisation can experience for themselves, the ease and userfriendliness of how this application works.All of the.....
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Italy: LGL label factory lauches new ultra-fast and efficient hand-applicator
A label on a product is not only a sticker, it is often also a calling card for the product itself, for its image and that of its brand. The "right" label must therefore remain intact and readable even after long journeys. In order to achieve this, the material, the glue and the print are essential.....
Peru: INIA to release new propagation technique for organic bananas
The National Institute of Agrarian Innovation (INIA) will release a new technique for plant propagation through thermal cameras field multiplication by the end of the year, said engineer Juan Carlos Rojas, researcher in organic banana and plantain of the Experimental Agricultural Station (EEA) El Chira -.....
DestapaBanana launched in Argentina
DetapaBanana, the product that transforms fruit into a natural tasty dessert, was launched at Jumbo and Vea supermarkets in Argentina in March, offering free samples and other promotions. The reaction from consumers was extraordinary and there appears to be a promising market for the product.Argenfruit S.A.,.....
US: Researchers develop a healthier tomato
Researchers from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) have modified tomatoes genetically to produce a peptide that mimics the effects of good cholesterol (HDL) when it’s consumed. The initial study, published in April’s issue of the Journal of Lipid Research revealed that mice fed with these.....
Spain: Onubafruit obtains strawberries and raspberries rich in Omega-3
The agronomist Ernesto Javier Gómez Torres has managed, with support from Onubafruit, Europe's leading berry exporter, to obtain strawberries and raspberries with a high content of Omega-3 fatty acids.The research has lasted for a few years and the first results have been obtained this season from 20,000.....
Spain: Zayintec presents heart and star-shaped cucumbers
Heart and star-shaped cucumbers were presented at Madrid's Gourmet Fair by the firm Zayintec at the stand of Almeria's Provincial Government (Hall 6, Stand 6B12).The heart and star-shaped cucumbers, grown in Almeria through biologic control techniques, do not only have an original and attractive aspect, but.....