fruit & vegetables

16 Apr 2021
--- Aimplas’ Plastics Technology Centre is supporting the Guacapack Project in developing a biodegradable packaging system from avocado waste capable of extending food shelf life by 15 percent. The Guacapack Project is... Read More
16 Apr 2021
--- The Philippines’ agri-food sector is a key pillar in the national economy, contributing to almost a third of the country’s total GDP in 2019. A new report by Oxford Economics identifies that this industry leads a... Read More
15 Apr 2021
--- Vertical farming is a relatively recent development that can allow us to grow crops in a controlled environment and provide an alternative approach to conventional farming. This is according to the UK-based John Innes... Read More
12 Apr 2021
--- Bell Flavors & Fragrances has launched a portfolio of functional flavors, Plant Future. The neutral masking solutions were developed to aid European manufacturers in mitigating specific off-notes, while creating a more... Read More
08 Apr 2021
--- Using smart breeding technology, Equinom aims to distinguish ingredients intended for human consumption from those used as livestock feed. To develop what the company calls “human-grade” seed varieties with an... Read More
08 Apr 2021
--- Frustrated vertical farmers will launch a global sustainability standard in 2021 after years of campaigning failed to budge the EU from its soil-based organic fixation. The German-based Association for Vertical Farming... Read More
07 Apr 2021
--- The plant-based food market in the US grew almost twice as fast as the total retail food market, which increased 15 percent in 2020 as COVID-19 shuttered restaurants and consumers stocked up on food amid lockdowns. Overall,... Read More
06 Apr 2021
--- UK-based Moolec Science has expanded its portfolio to include animal-free protein solutions based on molecular farming. The company’s hybrid approach combines plant-based and cell-based technologies to develop... Read More
30 Mar 2021
--- Plant-based foods’ environmental benefits are widely acknowledged, yet it has been found that specific crops yield significantly higher sustainability advantages. Beyond using less water and energy than... Read More
26 Mar 2021
--- The European Commission has published its “Action Plan for the Development of the Organic Sector” with favorable gains for insect producers looking to contribute to diversifying locally sourced protein feed for... Read More
25 Mar 2021
--- Dutch health ingredients innovator NutriLeads is experimenting with new food ingredients made with immunity-supporting plant compounds. These are extracted from renewable crops or upcycled raw waste material, such as... Read More
23 Mar 2021
--- The European Food Information Council (EUFIC) has launched the first-ever European-wide interactive map detailing seasonal fruit and vegetable consumption. “The launch of this tool comes at a time of momentum on... Read More
12 Mar 2021
--- The UK has delayed its post-Brexit border checks on certain EU goods by six months to give businesses more time to prepare for the full impact of the transition.In the food sector, health certificates on imports such as meat... Read More
12 Mar 2021
--- Vertical farming presents a cheaper, more environmentally friendly future for agricultural suppliers. The forecasted global growth potential of this technology was presented at the virtually held Food Matters Live 2021 in a... Read More
11 Mar 2021
--- Global consumers are “digging deeper beyond vegan claims” in their search for plant-based produce, which has led to increased pressure for manufacturers to innovate with trusted ingredients. Still, taste and... Read More
05 Mar 2021
--- Bühler and Vyncke have formed a strategic partnership to offer low-carbon-emissions food plants, aiming to either become fully carbon neutral in certain operations or cut emissions by 70 percent. The collaboration will... Read More
25 Feb 2021
--- Agri-food-tech start-ups raised US$26.1 billion in 2020, according to the venture capital firm AgFunder. This 15.5 percent year-over-year increase is anticipated to balloon to more than US$30 billion as new deals come to... Read More
24 Feb 2021
--- Food tech start-up ChickP Protein Ltd. (ChickP), has revealed the scale-up of its 90 percent chickpea isolate ingredients. Simultaneously, the company is expanding its global activities, sealing a joint market development... Read More
24 Feb 2021
--- Much has been said over the last 12 months heralding the positive health impacts of a plant-based diet, particularly in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. Aside from reducing meat and dairy for environmental reasons, immunity... Read More
22 Feb 2021
--- Watermelon, strawberry and pumpkin seeds have been sent to the Svalbard Global Seed Vault – a facility situated on a barren archipelago between mainland Norway and the North Pole – for long-term safekeeping. The... Read More