fruit & vegetables

21 Aug 2019
--- Australia’s national science agency, CSIRO, has revealed how a “secret recipe” to encourage Black Soldier Flies to mate can help tackle food waste. Working with Canberra-based start-up Goterra,... Read More
20 Aug 2019
--- US multinational retail corporation Walmart and media platform BuzzFeed’s “Tasty” division have partnered to offer consumers “shoppable recipes.” The retailer invites shoppers to add the entire... Read More
19 Aug 2019
--- Advancements in agri-tech and sustainable supply chain management are contributing to the narrowing of yield gaps between organic and conventional farming. Within this market, players have invested in novel solutions that... Read More
16 Aug 2019
--- Australia is seeking an ambitious and comprehensive free trade agreement (FTA) with the European Union (EU) to drive Australian exports and economic growth, which entails the protection of 408 food and beverage items under... Read More
16 Aug 2019
--- US agricultural technology firm Cambridge Crops has raised US$4 million in seed funding for a food preservation solution made from silk. Using just salt and water, Cambridge Crops uses natural silk proteins to create a... Read More
15 Aug 2019
--- The first fully plant-based US nutrition and culinary education center is opening in St. Louis, Missouri. The Center for Plant-based Living (CPBL) is a response to the growing demand for information and application of a... Read More
14 Aug 2019
--- Smithfield Foods, a US-based pork processing giant and wholly owned subsidiary of Hong Kong-listed WH Group, has launched a soy-based protein portfolio under its Pure Farmland brand. This is one of the latest examples of a... Read More
14 Aug 2019
--- Big innovation comes in a small package with the release of Hazel Avocado. The quarter-sized sachet is designed to improve shelf-life and give suppliers more peace of mind when shipping produce. Since its launch, Hazel... Read More
09 Aug 2019
--- A third of food produced is lost or wasted, while plant-based food could be key to the climate change fight, according to the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)’s new Special Report on Climate Change... Read More
08 Aug 2019
--- Researchers have found a fast and low-cost staining method to diagnose one of the most serious citrus plant diseases, Citrus Huanglongbing (HLB), potentially helping to mitigate crop loss. The method identifies insect... Read More
07 Aug 2019
--- The versatility of vegetables, as well as their appeal to social-media-minded, adventurous consumers, is driving NPD across food and beverage categories. Vibrant vegetables are taking center stage as a key ingredient across... Read More
02 Aug 2019
--- Various civil society organizations across the EU are calling for pesticides to be phased out, biodiversity to be restored and farmers to be supported during a food and farming system transformation. This is detailed in a... Read More
30 Jul 2019
--- The “hottest British-bred chili pepper to ever hit supermarket shelves” is set to be unleashed at Tesco stores across the UK. Coined the “Armageddon,” the potent pepper is said to be on par with the... Read More
29 Jul 2019
--- Israel-based Better Juice, Ltd., branded as the “first food-tech start-up to develop technology to reduce all types of sugars in orange juice,” and Brazillian producer of orange juice concentrate, Citrosuco, are... Read More
29 Jul 2019
--- Greg Ibach, Under Secretary of the US Department of Agriculture (USDA), has hinted that gene-editing methods should be allowed within organic production. The comments he made before the House Agriculture Subcommittee could... Read More
29 Jul 2019
--- Ten animal protection, consumer, environment and food NGOs have united in an open letter to urge recently-elected MEPs to drop proposals to outlaw phrases such as “vegan sausage roll” and “veggie... Read More
26 Jul 2019
--- Scientists across Europe are calling for a rethink on the restriction of genome editing technology by the newly-elected European Parliament and European Commission. The open statement is signed by 126 research institutes and... Read More
22 Jul 2019
--- MA/MH (Modified Atmosphere/Modified Humidity) packaging technology, Xtend Iceless, eliminates the need for ice and non-recyclable wax cartons in the transport of fresh vegetables, such as broccoli. The new launch by StePac... Read More
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