Innovations


Vegetable caramel waffles win awards
Chloé Rutzerveld from Eindhoven has won a prize with her project Strooop! With her caramel waffles made completely from vegetables, she was popular among the judges: she was announced as the winner of the segment 'Creators' of the Jonge 100 of 2016. The waffles are made of beets, celeriac and carrots. The.....


Innovative sprayer presented in Madrid
At Fruit Attraction, many operators showed interest in a sprayer with a polyethylene tower, so much so that "Tifone" will probably take part in the next edition too.We talked to Enrico Giubelli, the company's export manager. In the video below, he talks about the sprayer in his own words."This year, we have.....

GS1 Germany and FrischeSeminar explain more in Cologne on 25 October 2016
Efficient logistics of fruit and vegetables saves money
Speed is especially important when dealing with perishable fruit and vegetables. Efficient logistics are key in this process. This is why the seminar "Saving money through the right labels" deals with logistic processes in the fruit sector and how they can be organized efficiently and become more.....

New invention can make veg taste like chocolate
Scientists in the United Kingdom have invented a device capable of changing the taste of foods, which could transform the way people eat by helping them enjoy healthier choices.Experts say it imitates sweetness and saltiness but has the potential to change more tastes when fully developed.The Taste Buddy.....


Boots and sneakers made of pineapple leaves
This autumn web shop EN& is introducing ladies boots and men's sneakers made out of pineapple leaves. This innovative material, Piñatex, is made from the fibre of pineapple leaves and is a sustainable alternative to leather.The arrival ofPiñatex brings a great alternative to leather: it's 100% natural,.....

Israeli scientists develop heat-resistant apricot trees
The hottest August since thermometers were invented, seems to suggest climate change is upon us. At Israel's Agricultural Research Organization, better known as the Volcani Institute, scientists have been working for well over a decade on developing crop plants that will not only survive, but thrive, in.....


Switzerland:
Migros promises: "all our bananas will be sustainable"
At the end of 2017 all bananas in the Migros will be sustainably cultivated. Therefore Migros has adjusted its standards for the conventional range of bananas. The new “Generation M promise” includes all Migros bananas, regardless of their price.Photo: MigrosBananas, perfectly packed in their peel, healthy.....

Successful launch for Smart Horticulture Asia
Asia’s development is speeding up the use of horticulture technology, but adapting solutions to local supply chains is as important as disruptive technologies.That was one of the key takeaways from the first edition of SMART Horticulture Asia, the new fresh produce technology conference, which took place on.....


Growers Express has added to their paleo friendly line
Following the popularity of the original Cauliflower Crumbles®, Growers Express has added to their paleo friendly line yet again. These tasty creations are sure to spark healthier lifestyles.Introducing new Cauliflower Crumbles® “Fried Rice” Blend, and Sweet Potato & Cauliflower Crumbles®. These unique.....

At National Fruit Show 2016, 19-20 Oct
Software solutions provider showcases real-time tech innovations
Affinitus, the company behind the innovative Freshware and Agrilogik software systems, will be appearing at this year’s National Fruit Show to highlight how its real-time technology is helping suppliers improve profitability, efficiencies and traceability.The company will be on hand at the event, which takes.....


Vegetable yoghurt
Stéphane Debracque, Laboratory Director of Autret Paris has come up with a range of surprising vegetable yoghurt that are made in partnership with two local farms in the Ile de France. Mr Debracque explains that “The idea came to me following the draft law that aims for 40% of school canteen food to be local.....

Melbourne man spent 12 years melting potatoes
A Melbourne inventor has spent the past 12 years creating a range of food substitutes with liquid potato after he figured out how to melt down the starchy food like cheese, reports abc.net.au.Potato Magic's Andrew Dyhin believes his invention could shake-up the food processing sector, creating a credible,.....


New wrapping machinery innovation for ready-to-eat food market
UK Based flow wrapping machine manufacturers - Redpack, are pleased to announce the release of their latest innovation; the HC65 High volume flowrapper offering programmable zip applicator for the ready to eat food market.The initial brief was simple, design and supply a high volume flowrap machine with full.....