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Unmeltable ice cream thanks to a strawberry extract

The ice cream from the Japanese store Kanazawa Ice can maintain its appearance and taste for five minutes in the sun.Scientists have created an unmeltable ice cream using a liquid form of a polyphenol obtained from strawberries.The polyphenol ensures that the fat and water do not separate from the ice cream's.....

China: Bacterial fertilizer increases crop's quantity and quality

"Compared to normal fertilizer, microorganism bacterial fertilizer is the most natural and remarkable, because it is a biological fertilizer that combines different kinds of microorganisms and fermentation. It can improve the absorption of nutrition by the plant, and prevent plant diseases and insect pests,".....

Dr Louise Malone, NZ Plant & Food Research study:

'International markets increasingly interested in ecological impact of food production'

Dr Louise Malone recently led a Plant & Food Research study in NZ, comparing the biodiversity of modern, best-practice commercial apple orchards with organic orchards.“The results were good – surprisingly good,” she says. The survey of plants and 210,000 insects caught in traps in 15 Hawke’s Bay orchards.....

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How robots will feed the world

From environmental to economic, produce and floral growers continue to navigate a wave of challenges. One in particular — the shortage of labor — has emerged as the most concerning issue facing the industry today. To effectively tackle the crisis, small and large farms alike have begun to reshape their.....