fruit & vegetables

15 Jul 2019
--- A vegetable-picking robot equipped with machine learning to identify and harvest a “commonplace, but challenging” agricultural crop has been developed by engineers at the University of Cambridge, UK. Dubbed the... Read More
20 Jun 2019
--- DuPont Nutrition & Biosciences is launching its Grinsted Plant-Tex egg white replacement system, with three different formulae appropriate for vegan alternatives to burger patties, cooked sausages and cold cuts.... Read More
18 Jun 2019
--- Agriculture and food company Pairwise has entered into a public-private partnership, with the US Department of Agriculture (USDA), which could lead to healthier and more sustainable varieties of berries. The collaboration... Read More
28 May 2019
--- Esarom is placing the spotlight on cherry flavors this year, tipping the ubiquitous flavor for continued growth, particularly in the run-up to the Northern hemisphere summer. “Just the thought of the full, bright red... Read More
27 May 2019
--- Citrus and tropical flavor tones have long been popular with consumers, but this summer as the weather begins to heat up, the industry can expect to see more NPD using exotic fruit combinations and new citrus varieties. The... Read More
16 May 2019
--- Scientists at the Agricultural Research Service (ARS) and the Boyce Thompson Institute (BTWI) have completed mapping the pan-genome (the entire gene set of all strains of a species) for the cultivated tomato and its wild... Read More
01 May 2019
--- The NanoPack project has reported significant advancements in the shelf-life and quality extension of a range of foods when packaged in nano-active materials. Funded by the EU Horizon 2020 scheme, the project aims to... Read More
23 Apr 2019
--- Meal kit services, which deliver a box of pre-portioned ingredients and a chef-selected recipe to your door, have earned a bad environmental reputation due to perceived packaging waste. Contrarily, a new study from... Read More
16 Apr 2019
--- Dole Packaged Foods is releasing ready-to-eat, spoonable fruit smoothie bowls. Designed for convenience, the Dole Whip Spoonable Smoothies make a quick and nutritious breakfast or snack, coming in at under 200 calories.... Read More
10 Apr 2019
--- Seattle-based start-up StixFresh has developed a sticker that can keep fruit and vegetables fresh for up to two weeks longer than usual. When applied to the fruit, the all-natural compound contained on the sticker creates a... Read More
03 Apr 2019
--- The Döhler Group has acquired a majority stake in Spain’s Zumos Catalano Aragoneses S.A. (Zucasa). With immediate effect, Döhler will manage Zucasa’s juice production facility located in the Huesca... Read More
20 Mar 2019
--- Major suppliers are eyeing new growth opportunities that specifically target Chinese tastes. Investment announcements and facility expansions from Firmenich, Wacker and Agrana in the past week, suggest that a more... Read More
20 Mar 2019
--- Zespri International, the world’s largest marketer of kiwifruit, has introduced a red kiwifruit on limited release in supermarkets across New Zealand as part of a nationwide sales trial. The new fruit is still some way... Read More
19 Mar 2019
--- The latest techniques for improving the quality of fruit and vegetables in the post-harvest stage have been presented by experts from Wageningen University & Research (WUR) and Dutch association GroentenFruit House.... Read More
18 Mar 2019
--- Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) is to acquire the Ziegler Group, a European provider of natural citrus flavor ingredients. The deal is expected to close in the second quarter of 2019. The agreement comes shortly after... Read More
15 Mar 2019
--- Welch’s Global Ingredients Group has collaborated with Cornell University and the New York Wine & Grape Foundation to develop a proprietary technology that neutralizes the aroma and flavor of Welch’s... Read More
15 Mar 2019
--- Global flavor and fragrance house Givaudan and the University of California, Riverside (UCR) have embarked on the next phase of their long-term collaboration, with a US$3.5 million donation from Givaudan to support... Read More
13 Mar 2019
--- As the food and beverage industry responds to consumer demands such as clean label, products that tout a natural profile are in vogue. By achieving a natural positioning – through the use of natural flavors, for... Read More
07 Mar 2019
--- Naturex, now a Givaudan business, is spearheading its investment in coloring foodstuffs with the launch of Vegebrite Ultimate Spirulina. A new extraction line, which triples spirulina production capacity, has been introduced... Read More
04 Mar 2019
--- Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) has completed its acquisition of Florida Chemical Company (FCC), one of the world’s largest natural citrus oils and ingredients manufacturers. With the completion of the... Read More