All posts tagged "food"

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    Protecting crops with coating: Would it work for field crops and fruit?

    If you are a lover of chocolate, coffee, or both, you will appreciate the effectiveness of a...

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    Radio frequency identification (RFID) is increasingly being used for tracing food

    As technology improves, radio frequency identification (RFID) is increasingly being used for tracing foodstuffs. Andreas Behrens, head...

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    Nigeria fights ripening fruits with calcium carbide

    the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), some weeks ago sent a warning signal to all farmers, traders and the general public to desist from the act of ripening fruits with calcium carbide, which is said to be very dangerous to health, as it is now regarded as...

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    Key Technology and Heat and Control Form Strategic Partnership in Australia, New Zealand and India

    August 21, 2018 – Key Technology, Inc., a member of the Duravant family of operating companies, and Heat and Control Pty Ltd. announced that they have entered into a strategic partnership to support customers in Australia, New Zealand and India. Under the terms of the agreement, Key has appointed Heat and Control...

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    The Vegetable Robot Revolution

    In the very near future, robots are going to be picking the vegetables that appear on grocery...

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    Chinese food importers hold trade talks with Aegean fruit, vegetable exporters

    The Aegean region, one of Turkey’s most important centers in terms of food exports, has hosted Chinese food importers. A delegation consisting of procurement authorities in the Guangdong Imported Food Association established in the People’s Republic of China and five importing companies, members in this association, held bilateral business talks with 30...

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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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