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20  mai     12h02
Consuming environmentally sustainable food one beer at a time
   The road to environmentally conscious consumption is paved with beer The Finnish company NAMS was founded with one clear vision says NAMS CMO Teemu Kanasuo Producing environmentally friendly tomatoes with no compromise on the taste How does beer fit into this though To be truly
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We are in ’growth mode,’ but not at any cost
   For five years now Asian vegetables have grown and thrived in Falkensee just outside Berlin for private customers restaurants cooking schools and catering companies Because of Corona the marketing concept of local horticultural company freshTasia Ltd had to be redefined Through my wife
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By doubling our capacity, we can respond to market developments with agility and at short notice
   At the start of the German berry season growers and packers are looking with some concern at the impending packaging material bottlenecks especially in the market standard berry trays Hans John Ltd based in Mindelheim Germany would like to help the domestic berry industry overcome these
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Coating with a helicopter
   Last week the chopper flew over at Great Northern Hydroponics in Ontario Canada After this flight the greenhouse was ready for summer as the helicopter coated the greenhouse The use of a helicopter or aircraft is a cost effective method of coating large areas of greenhouse deck within a
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Moisture control technology launches to extend shelf life of produce
   SAVRpak a food technology innovation company announced the launch of SAVRpak Drop In a moisture control technology that extends the shelf life and freshness of produce up to four times It does this by eradicating the number one cause of premature molding wilting and spoilage of peel less and
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Through the new flowpack system we are killing several birds with one stone
   Although a multitude of packaging innovations are introduced to the market every year flowpacks still remain common for many fruit and vegetable products For over years the name Barsch has stood for high quality flowpack machines At Fruit Logistica the company presented the latest
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UConn supports Connecticut’s greenhouse industry
   The Romans used controlled environments in A D to grow a predecessor of the cucumber it was the start of the modern day greenhouse industry Today greenhouses are still essential for growing crops The ongoing research in controlled environment agriculture is creating innovative technologies
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US (MA): How lettuce - and jobs - could sprout from this downtown Brockton vertical farm
   Downtown could be home to one of the few vertical farms in the nation bringing jobs and year round fresh produce to Brockton The ambitious plan would be part of a multi use project in the block bounded by Frederick Douglass and Warren avenues and L Street It s a game changer It really
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Fury at polyhouses installed without planning permission near Stafford
   A farmer has said no laws have been broken after work to install polyhouses on his land near Stafford started before planning permission was granted Soft fruit grower John Busby said he has taken a risk by pressing on with installing the new structures at his Derrington farm He submitted the
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Romanian Grup Serban Holding invests 3 million in vegetable packaging plant
   Romanian agriculture entrepreneurial company Grup Serban Holding plans to invest million in the development of its vegetable packaging facility Grup Serban Holding obtained the necessary funds for the project from the EU with million of the total being non refundable The project will be
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Japan is looking to Morocco to help ensure its food security
   Japanese deputy agriculture minister Takebe Arata told the media during his visit to Rabat that his country is seeking larger imports of fertilizers and phosphates from Morocco as well as citrus products as Japan is looking to Morocco to help ensure its food security in a global context marked by
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Will Artificial Intelligence and robotics usher in an era of sustainable precision agriculture?
   Across midwestern farms if Girish Chowdhary has his way farmers will someday release beagle sized robots into their fields like a pack of hounds flushing pheasant The robots he says will scurry in the cool shade beneath a wide diversity of plants pulling weeds planting cover crops
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45-year Canadian produce veteran hangs up his hat at Oppy
   After three and a half decades Oppy s vice president of Canadian sales Walt Breeden is off on his next adventure retirement Joining Oppy from Vancouver based retailer Woodward s to sell California grown produce to Western Canadian customers in Breeden s role grew as he added New Zealand
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U.S. Dept of Labor recovers 225K in back wages for agri workers in California
   Migrant workers in the H A temporary agricultural worker program provide critical seasonal labor on farms across California spending weeks away from home doing the grueling work needed to support the state s billion agricultural industry The H A program allows employers who anticipate a
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Soaring temperatures reflected in fruit and vegetable prices
   In India soaring temperatures have taken a toll on the prices of perishables like fruits and vegetables According to the latest WPI numbers there was a month on month spike in April inflation in vegetables and fruits The overall food inflation which includes Food Articles from the Primary
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McDonald’s Taiwan temporarily stops serving french fries
   Yesterday McDonald s Taiwan announced that its restaurants across Taiwan would stop serving french fries as they are running out of stock because of global shipping issues McDonald s Taiwan said it had yet to tally how many of its branches in Taiwan will be unable to sell French fries in the
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Cauliflower season in Poland started without any delays
   The Polish cauliflower season is kicking off and demand seems to be pretty strong from the start As Poland hosts a lot of Ukrainian refugees local demand is higher than usual and there is also sufficient interest internationally According to Kornelia Lewikowska purchasing manager for
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Royal Brinkman make stronger Australian Team
   Tony Bundock joins the team as Machinery Technical Sales Specialist His main focus is internal logistics roof washers bio choppers crop sprayers nano bubble technology dehumidification and much more This is a great opportunity to support our key manufacturing partners Berg Hortimotive
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Mondipal introduces a new soft fruit crate
   Mondipal in close cooperation with Inka Pallets from England is introducing a new type of fruit crate to the Dutch market It was specially developed for the soft fruit sector and has several improvements compared with other crates currently available This soft fruit crate measures
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From a low-tech greenhouse to a complete data-driven cultivation
   In AGRICO located in Dolores Hidalgo Mexico decided to provide their newest hectares of high tech cucumber greenhouses with the latest technologies and put the Plant Empowerment principles to practice In this project LetsGrow com collaborated with their partner Invermex and provided a
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Signify’s LED with far-red light performs well in strawberry cultivation
   Signify has introduced a new efficient LED light recipe with red blue green and far red light that has an added value for strawberry cultivation The addition of far red light to the usual red blue spectrum encourages the stretching of stems and trusses in winter allowing some varieties to use
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Richard Harrison new Managing Director at Plant Sciences Group
   The Executive Board of Wageningen University Research WUR has appointed Richard Harrison as the Managing Director of the Plant Sciences Group PSG as of September He succeeds Ernst van den Ende who is now Managing Director of the Animal Sciences Group Harrison is currently Director of
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The banks collapsed in 2008 - and our food system is about to do the same
   For the past few years scientists have been frantically sounding an alarm that governments refuse to hear the global food system is beginning to look like the global financial system in the run up to While financial collapse would have been devastating to human welfare the food system
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UF scientists may have found a way to more efficiently apply genome editing to plant breeding
   New research led by a University of Florida scientist shows a development regulator can help plants grow In the bigger picture the study s results also may help genome editing and as a result plant breeding Development regulators are genes that regulate plant development and growth UF IFAS
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Webinar: India’s vegetables can be wealth generators
   There is no better time to discuss food and nutritional security than now as the Ukraine war Sri Lanka crisis and rising crude prices have led to food shortages as well as inflation This in turn led to the export ban on wheat by India now modified This season the Indian farmers sold wheat
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US: Hydroponic farm signs partnership to deliver fresh lettuce year-round
   Revolution Farms Michigan s premier hydroponic lettuce farm and one of the leading innovators of sustainable farming in the Midwest is partnering with Grand Rapids based retailer Meijer to bring local lettuce and salad greens to consumers year round across the retailer s six state footprint
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Vapor Pressure Deficit calculator app for indoor cultivation and greenhouses
   Dr Greenhouse has launched the Dr Greenhouse VPD Calculator App The VPD Calculator app helps growers understand their indoor grow environment and its effect on plant responses and HVAC equipment operation Our website VPD calculator is the most visited resource on our website Our team decided