At the recent IFA consumer electronics fair in Berlin, Beko—Europe’s leading home appliance brand—unveiled new illumination technology to preserve the nutrition of fresh fruits and vegetables in home refrigerators. Dubbed HarvestFresh, the technology uses three colors (green, blue, and red) to mimic natural sunlight and the day/night cycle. This combination recreates a natural living environment for fruits and vegetables. Studies have shown that this technology has helped preserve vitamin A and vitamin C levels. Beko plans to make HarvestFresh available across select lines of refrigerators in 2020.
“At Beko, we believe passionately in creating new products and technologies that meet the wellbeing needs of today’s consumer. We know that they do not always find it easy to eat healthily and are committed to doing all we can to make their lives easier and healthier,” said Zeynep Yalim Uzun, chief marketing officer.
Picture cherry tomatoes growing in a cluster on a short vine in an urban environment, like the roof of a skyscraper. If the gene-edited tomato plants recently designed by researchers at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory prove successful, tomatoes and other crops could one day be the stars of city gardens.
South by Southwest (SXSW) has announced the finalists for its 12th annual SXSW Pitch event, taking place as a part of the startups track happening at the annual event in March. Among the 50 finalists, five startups tackle challenges in the science of food to deliver solutions to ensure a safe, sustainable, and abundant food supply.
Researchers from the Robert H. Smith Faculty of Agriculture, Food, and Environment of Hebrew University recently developed a line of next-gen chickpea isolates, using patent-pending technology to extract up to 90% pure protein from the chickpea seed.
The article describes Internet of Packaging and how technologies and systems within this area can facilitate new packaging mechanisms to improve branding, tracking, tracing, food safety, and sustainability.
A step-by-step description of the way in which caviar is produced and processed.
The article describes why new product concepts may need new packaging concepts and how ideas in both areas are initiated and fulfilled.
Originated by Nicolas Appert in the 1800s, canning remains an important processing method today.
Nestlé Waters has announced that the entire plastic bottle range for the Swiss mineral water brand Henniez is now made of 75% recycled PET plastic (rPET).
The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has launched the United Nations’ International Year of Plant Health (IYPH) for 2020, which aims to raise global awareness on how protecting plant health can help end hunger, reduce poverty, protect the environment, and boost economic development.
A study published in the American Journal of Agricultural Economics calculated that American households waste, on average, almost a third of the food they acquire—a value of $240 billion annually or $1,800+ per household/year.
Conagra Brands has announced it will work toward making 100% of its current plastic packaging renewable, recyclable, or compostable by 2025.
Tyson Foods has created the Coalition for Global Protein, a multi-stakeholder initiative to “advance the future of sustainable protein.”