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Pomě in quota
Italy: Sustainable agriculture and advanced technology
Attention towards environmental sustainability is increasing in all sectors and this tendency is all the more evident in the agricultural sector. The "Pomě in quota" project was created precisely with this in mind.The official presentation to the press.The project consists of the collection of data from land.....
Q-key snack cucumber with herbs sold by Jumbo Food Market
More and more attention is being paid nowadays to healthy eating habits; also in the field of snacks, where an increasing number of healthy alternatives are appearing. This motivated cucumber grower Roel Versteegen to introduce a new concept in the market: The Q-key.From 2015, the Dutch government wants all.....
Virtual dressing rooms to become allies of healthy diet
Trying on a new outfit is always time consuming, but technology is making it simpler and more fun. Virtual dressing rooms are like mirrors, but they show you wearing the outfit you previously selected from a list.This brand new instrument could be also useful for other things. For example, why not show.....
L'Orto in Cucina
Italy: Innovations lead to 'living salad' on your windowsill
There are many characteristics that make each vegetable a high-quality product but, for leaf vegetables, freshness is the most important characteristic. If we also add good service to the equation, we can see how the "L'orto in Cucina" concept is born.The project has the objective of meeting the needs of the.....
Global Berry Congress
The fight against waste in the soft fruit chain
Sustainability is an important issue for the horticultural industry, with waste at the core of it all. During the Global Berry Congress in Amsterdam Jonathan Sutton, from Marks & Spencer, Leon Terry, representing Cranfield University, Dominique Scaffolding, of Bayer CropScience and Paul Moody, of It's.....
Italy: Firmness tester for cherries, tomatoes and avocados
Classic firmness testers are not enough for tomatoes, cherries or avocados, so TR Turoni created a hardness tester (in the photo) to determine the best harvesting period.Owner Enrico Turoni says that "hardness testers help not only for harvesting but also during storing to check how ripening is.....
VeGeFruit make the chain from grower to consumer shorter
"Fresh fruit available from vending machine 24 hours a day"
Bjorn De Schoenmaeker explained that in his surroundings in Brabant, Belgium, various vending machines have often offered bread and other products but fruit was unheard of. He saw a market here and two years ago he set up his first fruit vending machine. In 2012 he started his one man business VeGeFruit......
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Van Vugt Kruiden introduces BloomBites
Edible flowers are hip. Consumer magazines are full of it, television shows and hobby cooks are using edible flowers in their recipes, but finding edible flowers in the shops is not so easy. Van Vugt Kruiden wishes to change all that. "We noticed the demand for edible flowers was growing on the market and we.....
Spain: Frozen fruit in perfect condition for up to three years
Nice Fruit promises to revolutionise the food market. Its technology allows, for the first time, to freeze fruit for three years while keeping its nutrients and properties at optimal levels. By means of an air-based treatment, the Catalan company has managed to obtain "a frozen product with all the qualities.....
SixthSense: Changing the way we interact (and shop)
We've evolved over millions of years to sense the world around us. When we encounter something, someone or some place, we use our five natural senses to perceive information about it; that information helps us make decisions and chose the right actions to take.But arguably the most useful.....
Italy: A start-up to check fruit in real-time
FA.MO.S.A. srl (FArm MOnitoring Systems for Agriculture) is a company that combines technology and software with common agricultural practices and produce management. Famosa srl enables operators to check physiological, environmental and qualitative parameters of fruit in real-time. Partners Elisa Bonora.....
University of Washington social entrepreneurship competition:
Innovative mushroom farming in Vietnam wins grand prize
Fargreen, a social enterprise using technology to convert rice straw waste into a product that can be used for mushroom farming, edged out five other finalist teams to win the grand prize of $12,500 at the University of Washington's Global Social Entrepreneurship Competition, held last week in Seattle. Trang.....
Italy: Digital callipers simplify and increase productivity
Calibit is the digital calliper used byHorticultural Knowledge srlto accelerate protocols. It is different because it is the only one with a simple and autonomous measurement and memory system made up of two elements:IP67 certified digital sliding calliper (total protection from foreign bodies and dust,.....
More and more farmers using drones in France
Thanks to a startup company, farmers are starting to use drones to dose manure and maintain watering levels, whilst scientists are getting help with their research. The drone, developed by the start-up Airinov, can be seen at the Inra stand at the Salon d'Agriculture. A video shows a farmer using it-.....