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  • Today, our colleague Claudia Conesa is reading her Doctoral Thesis!

    Today, our colleague Claudia Conesa is reading her Doctoral Thesis!

    Today at 12 at the UPV, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Claudia Conesa Domínguez is reading her Doctoral Thesis, which deals with the revaluation of agroindustrial waste, taking pineapple and persimmon as examples. Good luck and success!!, Claudia. Read More

  • Food packaging with nanotechnology can extend food shelf life and reduce food waste

    Food packaging with nanotechnology can extend food shelf life and reduce food waste

    In addition to lowering the risk of microbial contamination in foods, nanotechnology in packaging offers the promise of extending food shelf life and reducing waste, said Hongda Chen, national program leader, bioprocessing engineering and nanotechnology at the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Additionally, Dr. Chen… Read More

  • New app that helps to deal with post-harvest losses

    New app that helps to deal with post-harvest losses

    A mobile application has been developed to assist farmers to address the issue of high post-harvest losses from their produce. The application, called Chains of Human Intelligence towards Efficiency and Equity in Agro-Food Trade along the Trans-Africa Highway (CHEETAH), addresses losses when farmers are crossing… Read More

  • VOG: the apple season ends ona a note of restored optimism

    VOG: the apple season ends ona a note of restored optimism

    The VOG Consortium's 2016/2017 apple season is ending on a note of restored optimism. Europe-wide, the current season totalled a crop of over 12 million tons for the third time in a row, and had a quite complicated start, with the same problems as the previous years: Polish apple exports strangled by the Russian… Read More

  • How to ripe your avocados at home

    How to ripe your avocados at home

    Buying ripen-at-home avocados can save you a few rands if you regularly buy the green fruit at the supermarket. But the millennial favourites are notorious for going from hard and unripe to mushy and overripe in the space of a day - and it can take a long time before they are ready to use. Read More

  • Fresh-Cut Products: Maintaining Quality & Safety Workshop - Registration is now open

    Fresh-Cut Products: Maintaining Quality & Safety Workshop - Registration is now open

    This workshop provides an intensive and substantive overview of many aspects of fresh-cut production, processing, packaging, distribution and quality assurance. Participants gain working knowledge of established and new procedures through topic-related sessions and demonstrations. Read More

  • Interko beats energy-efficiency target for new ripening room fan -  REVERSO fan is even cheaper to run than anticipated

    Interko beats energy-efficiency target for new ripening room fan - REVERSO fan is even cheaper to run than anticipated

    Multinational ripening room specialist Interko has triumphed in further reducing customers’ operational costs by beating the energy efficiency target set for its new range of REVERSO fans. “At every single site where we installed our REVERSO fans the energy consumption was less than the 100 watts of electricity… Read More

  • Inspiring showcases in food technology

    Inspiring showcases in food technology

    Inspiration for tomorrow’s food industry. That is what TOP BV from Wageningen wants to deliver with the new website. With show cases the site offers an overview of the most significant innovations the company has co-developed over the last few year, and the service it has to offer to the agrifood industry. TOP… Read More

  • Pouches releasing chlorine dioxide gas against Escherichia coli bacteria and other pathogens

    Pouches releasing chlorine dioxide gas against Escherichia coli bacteria and other pathogens

    Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists in Florida are helping a company develop a small plastic pouch designed to make produce safer. The pouch releases chlorine dioxide gas, which eliminates Escherichia coli bacteria and other pathogens from the surfaces of fruits and vegetables. The pouches are about half… Read More

  • Degreening of early-season citrus varieties with ethylene affects fruit volatiles

    Degreening of early-season citrus varieties with ethylene affects fruit volatiles

    Despite citrus fruit are considered as non climacteric, ethylene is effectively used to accelerate external colour change of early-season citrus fruit in the Mediterranean area and is generally assumed to have no effect on internal fruit ripening. In this study we investigated if this postharvest degreening… Read More