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Mythronics develops autonomous AI quality control system

Smart technology to optimize quality control

The bell peppers appear one after the other in front of the lens. Almost immediately, the screen shows which meet the required standards and which do not. The more deviations photographed, the smarter this quality control system becomes; and the better it can distinguish between the different quality…

"Being duped by fake CCT5 Containers is a thing of the past"

A solution to finding ‘fake slots’ of CCT5 Containers

The Dutch company, Van Vliet Containers, has introduced a functional, affordable solution for scanning and counting CCT5 containers. At the beginning of 2019, Container Centrals introduced a new CCT5 RFID label. This was done for more than 3 million containers, including CC Pool. Before the introduction…

Italy: Retailers use Blockchain and QR Codes for traceability

Large Italian retail chains and several food manufacturers are investing in projects to monitor and trace the entire food supply chain in order to make it more transparent to customers, for example, by enabling them to identify information on the label using a smartphone. Modern consumers are quite…

Moscow authorities invest 860,000 USD

Russia: Blockchain to optimize fruit & vegetable trade

The Moscow authorities have ordered the development of a blockchain system worth $ 860,000. It should help to automate the electronic services of the city and to optimize the…

Colruyt tests automatic recognition with AI

Automatic product recognition identifies 120 types of fruit and veg at the till

Colruyt is the first Belgian supermarket to test automatic product recognition. In a store in Kortrijk fruits and vegetables are automatically recognised at the till with the aid of artificial intelligence. In collaboration with the company Robovision a smart camera was developed and placed about a set…

Melbourne's Queen Victoria Market goes online

Customer at Melbourne’s Queen Victoria Market can now order their fresh produce online, which would be delivered to their door. The famous 19th century marketplace is taking the opportunity to bring itself into the digital age which they say will better serve its digitally-focused consumers. online…

Melvin van der Zeyden, Yex:

“E-commerce still lags behind in fresh produce sector”

Ordering your everyday groceries from supermarkets online has been possible for a while. However, the so-called e-commerce in the fresh produce trade is still in its infancy. Melvin van der Zeyden, employed by importer Yex, saw the opportunities in e-commerce, and decided to fill that gap. “Last year, I…

Artificial intelligence helps banana growers protect the world's favorite fruit

Using artificial intelligence, scientists have created an easy-to-use tool to detect banana diseases and pests. With an average 90 percent success rate in detecting a pest or a disease, the tool can help farmers avoid millions of dollars in losses. Credit: CIAT Artificial intelligence-powered tools are…

Perfection Fresh adopts HarvestMark quality insights software

Groceries are poised to get even fresher for customers throughout Australia thanks to an innovative, quality management and assurance solution being implemented by leading…

Agri-Tech East ‘The Connected Farm’ event 15 October

Connecting Agri-Tech to boost farmer's productivity

Overcoming the challenges of disparate devices and data at Agri-Tech East’s ‘Connected Farm’ event “Farmers want machinery to do the job, they don’t really care about how the…

Salmon Arm, British Columbia

Canadian firm receives funds to develop mushroom-picking robot

A Salmon Ar m company’s agriculture technology project is one of three in British Columbia receiving funding to help bring an innovative idea to reality. According to a notice…

SmartFresh expands its portfolio in Greece

The post-harvest technology SmartFresh™ received approval for a wide range of summer crops for the Greek market. Fresh produce suppliers will now have an additional tool to…

New Elitech LogEt 8 BLE Multi-use PDF Temperature Data Logger

LogEt 8 BLE is a reusable wireless temperature data logger employed with Bluetooth Low Energy technology and a highly accurate temperature sensor that provides more precise temperature readings and complete visibility during cold chain transport. With combinations of wireless Bluetooth technology,…

Fresh Key Technology

"With our devices you can control the quality of fruit and reduce losses"

Fresh-key™ is the expert temperature monitoring system provider for fruit industry. With the increasing demand for fruit in the global market, how to control quality and reduce losses is becoming more and more important. For fruits, temperature is the key to Fresh! Fresh-key™ Technology is specialized in…

Quick temperature checks en route

The new Bluetooth loggers, model “B1” from Cydiance, can be quite useful when intermediate checks are needed in the fruit logistic routes. Cydiance B1 – Bluetooth temperature logger with USB PDF report "You may now use mobile phone to access to the temperature history, without stopping or even touching…

4.0 agriculture arrives in Basilicata

"New innovative technologies enable us to check what happens in the fields also via mobile devices, to monitor the soil, distinguish the life cycles of plants and understand when to irrigate," reports Mario, a partner and developer of 4.0 agricultural solutions for terraSmart, a start-up in Basilicata…

A global platform for buying and selling affordable agricultural machinery and vehicles

Investing in machinery and vehicles can mean large investments for companies in the fruit and vegetable sector. "The Tradus platform is an international marketplace for commercial vehicles and second-hand equipment from all over the world. We can help companies find what they are looking for at the right…

Andrew Steele - GS1

Australia is in the process of revolutionising its barcode system

GS1 Australia is in the process of revolutionising its barcode system, providing more information and traceability, regarding the identity of loose produce items. Account Director, Andrew Steele told the Hort Connections conference that the project has been in work for two years now, and is in the…

Frigga launches super-low-cost "temperature + light sensor" real-time monitor

The Frigga team released the Z9/Y9 real-time asset management monitoring solution last month, and now they are mounting a large-scale global promotion and marketing stage. The…

Keaton Okkonen - Black.ai

'Walk out' systems are the way forward for retailers

Retailers stand to lose nearly three quarters of shoppers if their experience is too long, or there are problems at the checkout, according to one of Australia’s leading robotics and artificial intelligence solution companies. Keaton Okkonen, Co-Founder and CEO of Melbourne based company Black.ai, has…

Freshlogic Analytics

Complete set of fresh fruit and vegetable market information and insights available online

An analytics tool was generating plenty of interest at Hort Connections for those wanting to understand their category and what happens through each stage of the supply chain. As market researchers and analysts, FreshLogic are always looking at what's happening in the fresh industry across the whole…

Smartphone network helps uncover hundreds of anti-cancer molecules in our food

A crowdsourcing project which uses thousands of idling smartphones has helped to uncover the anti-cancer properties of everyday foods and medicines. The project, led by…

QC One welcomes Nature’s Pride

Brix value, firmness, color scale, and weight. When it comes to quality, these are the essentials for the Dutch company, Nature’s Pride. These and many more characteristics are monitored throughout all the processes. A quality team checks them. Since recently, the inspection platform, QC One, has been used to record this…

Tanzania: Digital Network 'Wefarm' expands

Wefarm is a farmer-to-farmer digital network that is currently expanding operations in Tanzania after helping more than 1.5 million small scale farmers in Kenya and Uganda to share information about farming activities. The General Manager of the digital network platform, Nicholas John said in Dar es…

"Maersk Spot radically simplifies the buying experience for our customers"

Maersk has expanded its product offering with Maersk Spot. Fully digitally enabled, the new online product provides customers a cargo loading guarantee at a fixed price…

Walmart China takes on food safety with VeChainThor Blockchain technology

On June 25, in combination with Walmart China, China Chain-Store & Franchise Association (CCFA), PwC, Inner Mongolia Kerchin Co., Ltd., and VeChain, the Walmart China Blockchain Traceability Platform, built on the VeChainThor Blockchain, was announced at the 2019 China Products Safety Publicity Week…

"IoT technology is becoming more important in the fruit and veg sector"

In the fruit and vegetable industry, control of temperature is an important factor. Elitech is an American company focused on the real-time temperature monitoring in the food, medicine and fresh products industry. They see that: "The Internet of Things" (IoT) technology has become a recognized future…

New monitoring system for Hass avocado cultivation in Peru

The National Telecommunications Research and Training Institute of the National University of Engineering (Inictel-UNI) has developed an electronic system and a mobile…

Northwest producer pleased with software system move

Caruso Produce is a supplier of fruits and vegetables in the Oregon and Washington region. Since starting business in 1945, the Caruso family said it prides itself on…

Frigga is looking for retailers across the globe to work together for mutual benefit

China: Frigga announces assets management solution for real-time monitoring in a push for true AI

Frigga announced multi-lingual support for their real-time monitoring solutions last month, as well as the launch of their mobile app Frigga Track. These innovations were well-received in the Chinese market and overseas. Frigga came up with another important announcement this month. The company announced…

New Zealand research on AI for horticulture

A new research institute in New Zealand’s Bay of Plenty will pool common expertise and apply artificial intelligence (AI) to solving industry challenges. PlantTech is a…

Uzbekistan a new frontier for Futura

"Uzbekistan is representing a new and increasingly interesting frontier for Futura, a company that manufactures small-medium sized sorting systems. Four new lines are about to be tested for a company growing peppers, tomatoes and cucumbers in greenhouses. Between 12th and 14th June 2019, Futura will take…


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