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SmartTraxx™ GO LUX
'Eyes on the road' with new monitoring device
Locus Traxx Worldwide, one of the industry leaders in real-time temperature and location monitoring of perishables and high value shipments have announced the newest addition to the SmartTraxx™ product line, the GO LUX. “The GO LUX adds a new capability to the SmartTraxx GO product line giving you Eyes on.....
“Short date” products sold with 50% off
The association “Les gueules cassées” who came up with the “ugly” fruit and vegetable initiative have decided to go into “short date” products. Buying these products that have a shorter expiration date will help to limit food wastage and they will be sold for 50% less. Over 600,000 tons of products are.....
Celebrating California's San Joaquin Valley food trendsetters
Fresno Food Expo seeks entries for new product awards
The 2015 Fresno Food Expo, presented by Union Bank, is now accepting entries for its 3rd Annual New Product Awards through Thursday, July 2, 2015 at Midnight. The New Product Awards, presented by Baker Peterson Franklin CPA, LLP, showcase innovative San Joaquin Valley food and beverage products and.....
German Farmers' Day 2015 in Erfurt
Debate on the future and direction of the agriculture
This year the German Farmers' Day will take place in Erfurt on 24 and 25 June 2015. More than 600 delegates of 18 national farmers'organisationsand numerous guests and speakers from politics, agriculture, research and social groups are expected in the capital of the federal state Thuringia. The theme.....
Using probes for modern farming
Keith Larrabee's farm sits on 4,000 acres of California's Sacramento Valley, between a coastal range of mountains to the west and the tall Sierra Nevadas to the east. It's an area that traditionally gets much more rain than most of the drought-stricken state. Even so, Larrabee is always worried about the.....
Justin Frank, CHEP, addressing PMA Fresh Connections
Perishables a ‘battleground’ retailers must get right: CHEP
The future of food production will connect local communities to local producers, on a digital platform, according to Justin Frank, Marketing and Strategy head, Australia and New Zealand, for CHEP. Mr Frank warned audience members that perishables is a 'battleground', and offered ways of creating value.....
Spain: Wine made from Valencian oranges and mandarins
Wine is no longer exclusively a product made from crushed grapes, and now Valencian oranges and clementine mandarins have become the basis for Tarongino, the first orange wine in the market. With the experience of five generations devoted to orange cultivation, the three brothers of Naranjas Che, with fields.....
"Hip and hygienic self service tomatoes"
Stoffels develops 'candy machine' for tomatoes
A number of trends have been highly noticeable in recent years. The self service hype probably hasn't gone unnoticed by anyone, but the growing number of vending machines among store shelves can also be clearly observed. All sorts of snacks and juices are offered to us in a more or less automated manner in.....
New food tech wave shaking up industry
Smartphones, urban agriculture, plant-based substitutes — the food industry's rapid change is perhaps most evident in its technology.What better way to adapt to change than to be at the forefront of innovation and disruption by investing in a food tech startup? At least, that’s what venture capitalists have.....
breeders collaborate, Wageningen UR and Hill Fresh
New Galia melon flavor model in use
In collaboration with breeding companies Enza, Bayer CropScience, Seminis and Sakata, and importer HillFresh, Wageningen UR Horticulture has developed a model to quickly predict the taste level of Galia melons. The model predicts the taste of Galia melons based on a few measured parameters.This new taste.....
Vegetable cultivation of the future
Vegetables are healthy - and popular. For years, the demand has risen in Germany. Most of it is planted and harvested in open fields - only one percent comes from the greenhouse. However cultivation takes up space. This might change in the future, three concepts for agriculture are:Idea number 1: Vertical.....
Innovative gadget makes opening coconuts easy
People love coconuts. In fact, the coconut water industry is now a $1 billion business. It's easy to see why the fruit is in high demand given the numerous health benefits, including increased energy, improved digestion, brighter skin, and fewer food cravings to name a few.A new gadget called Cococrack is.....
Tomato peel transformed into biodegradable plastic
The project developed at the Centre for Scientific Research of Spain and the University of Malaga aims to exploit the natural viscoelastic properties of tomato peel, as well as its waterproof nature and protection capacity against other liquids, as well as parasites; a discovery that could also in principle.....