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Biosensor detects bacteria in food and water
Israeli experts have invented an optical biosensor Bactusense capable of detecting bacteria in any liquid, as well as of identifying the detected bacteria. Bactusense, invented by Professor Amir Saar from Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Professor Estelle Segal from Israel Institute of Technology, was.....
Box made of tomato stem fibers goes on the market
The tomato box is on the eve of its release. The Greenery is offering a cardboard package, made of stem fibers to various retailers. On the first run of the bio-based box, 175,000 boxes were made. Duivestijn tomatoes will be packaged in these boxes. "Buyers can use the fact that this box is bio-based as a.....
Sakata Seed presents new Bimi "supervegetable"
Last week, at Fruit Attraction, Sakata Seed Ibérica presented the new Bimi vegetable under the slogan "Nice to meet you"; to this end, the firm had the cooperation of the actress and model Vanessa Romero.Bimi is the result of a natural blend between broccoli and Chinese cabbage; it has been called.....
"Automated grape picker has great potential for the fruit and vegetable sector
Pluckr wins Food Vally Award 2014
De Pluckr, a machine that rapidly picks the grapes from the vine using ultrasonic vibrations, and doing so with little to no damage to the grapes, has won the Food Valley Award 2014. The machine was developed by JFPT/foodlife in close cooperation with TOP."Winning this prize is so great. It is a huge.....
It will research products like lettuce and peppers
Spain: Seed grower Ramiro Arnedo opens new physiopathology lab in Calahorra
Last Friday, the president of the Region of La Rioja, Pedro Sanz, inaugurated the new Phytopathology Laboratory with which the seed company Ramiro Arnedo not only expands its facilities in Calahorra, but also takes another step in its on-going commitment to engage in new research, development and innovation.....
New 100% natural and ready-to-eat coconut format
At the recent PMA Fresh Summit, the firm Cocanmex (Canadian Mexican Company) introduced a new product: "a packaged coconut ready to drink, with a special key and a hole already perforated, which allows you to drink the water, and afterwards open it with the key and eat the flesh," explains Roger K......
French farm uses chicory waste for energy
For a month now, the chicory production site in Soyécourt has been lit thanks to chicory waste used in a biogas container beside the fields. The idea of creating gas with organic waste has an enormous potential for farmers. It is already being done with carrots in the Landes and cow manure in the Ardennes......
Plasma technology protects pears against rot
Retailers are looking at the quality of the fruit they're putting on shelves with an increasingly critical eye, and are quicker to reject it if it has a mark. For that reason, growers are applying a protective coating to increase shelf life, but that doesn't hold sufficiently yet. Jan Hoefnagels of Agrotrade.....
British scientists grow mushrooms enriched with vitamins
A British company in the county of Monaghan has managed to grow revolutionary mushrooms with a high content of vitamin D. The scientists spent nearly five years on breeding of these mushrooms, - reports Kedem. Their taste is no different to that of usual mushrooms but they are naturally enriched with vitamin.....
Israeli scientists rid products of bacteria
Consumption of fruit and vegetables is essential for healthy living, however, sometimes it leads to diseases caused by bacterial activity in the products and their packaging. According to recent studies of the American Centre for Disease Control and Prevention, for this reason only in the United States about.....
Mexico: A natural sweetener was developed from fruit
Upon being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, Elsa Martinez decided to learn which food products wouldn't aggravate her health. Her doctor told her one of the first things she needed to avoid was sugar, but she had the habit of sweetening almost all of her food and drinks.Elsa learned about some natural low.....
McCain to make soup with uncalibrated vegetables in France
Alongside their partners, agri-food giant McCain, has developed an initiative to collect unsold merchandise from producers in order to make soup. Their first such experience was 4 years ago in Colombia where they developed a program supporting producers distanced from their land by drug traffickers. “We work.....
Chinese investors interested in Breton agri-food sites
Chinese investors are interested in agri-food industrial establishments in Brittany. If there is one region that is particularly effected by the crisis, it is Brittany. Poultry, pork, fruit, vegetables… almost no agri-food sector has been spared. According to Le Télégramme, Chinese representatives came to.....
Pasarela Innova 2014
Fruit Attraction: Nine innovations in fruit and vegetables to keep an eye out for
The fruit and vegetables sector continues launching new ideas into the market. New formats, packaging or varieties aim to find a place on the shelves, focusing on values such as convenience, health or ecology.The Pasarela Innova will be an interesting opportunity to see the fruit and vegetable.....