All posts tagged "food"

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    Farm robotics impact on labour shortage over-estimated

    The capacity of farm robotics to deliver quick-fix solutions to agriculture’s labour concerns is vastly over-estimated according to researchers in the Netherlands. Dutch robotics scientist, Rick van de Zedde, told delegates at F&A Next: “Industry expectations for farm robotics are definitely too high at present. “There is a tendency for users to...

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    Walmart enters the robot pollination business and insiders wonder why

    Walmart has filed a patent for autonomous robotic bees, technically called pollination drones, that could potentially pollinate crops just like real bees. The drones would carry pollen from one plant to another, using sensors and cameras to detect the locations of the crops. First spotted by CB Insights, the robot bee patent appears along five other...

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    The Australian Food and Grocery Council explained

    The AFGC is an industry association which represents the manufacturers and suppliers behind Australia’s food, beverage, and...

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    Trump trade ideas might affect California nut crops

    Some 45 million metric tons of food grown in the United States ends up in China. Sales there will fall as it becomes more expensive. There’s more. As steel becomes more expensive, we’ll pay more for tomato sauce. That’s because most of it comes in cans, and those cans – so shiny we call...

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    Fresh Produce Show to become bigger and better

    Tom Stenzel, president and CEO of the United Fresh Produce Association talks about changes in consumer behavior in the USA, the growing trend for fresh-cut and fresh fruit combined with proteins as a healthy diet in his interview with the Fruit World at Fruit Logistica 2018. Tom Stenzel is President and CEO...

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    Big Topic for next edition: Traceability for Fresh Produce will change the game

    Fresh produce is finally in the digital age: The blockchain and traceability solutions will spark a revolution...

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    NAFTA or America First?

    An opinion by Allan Golombek found in Real Clear Markets Florida tomato farmer Tony DiMare has a...

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    How important is self-sufficiency for Japan?

    How does Japan stand with regard to the food self-sufficiency rate? The calorie-based rate for fiscal 2016 dropped 1.91 percentage points to 37.58 percent, the lowest since 37 percent was recorded in fiscal 1993 when the rice harvest was poor due to a cold spell. Administrative vice farm minister Masaaki Okuhara says...

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    Green Week in Berlin opens with partner country Bulgaria

    As the partner country, this year Bulgaria had the honour of its high-ranking politicians opening the Green...

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    Leading publishing house to announce new food and agriculture magazine during Fruit Logistica

    AgroPress of Switzerland will introduce a new magazine and communication platform at Fruit Logistica 2018. The new...

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