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.
New developments in plant breeding techniques show promise in being able to breed disease-resistant bean varieties quickly and selectively than what is currently available.
An international team of scientists led by the University of Goettingen has developed a new approach to identifying the genes that control plant traits.
A team of 12 students from the Department of Biotechnology and Food Engineering at the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology has won a gold medal at the International Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM) competition in Boston for its bee-free honey.
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Consumers are experimenting with multiple different diet plans rather than choosing one and sticking with it.
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Technology in agriculture (ag-tech) is how we'll feed a growing population, make farming more sustainable, and improve the lives of farm animals, say 85% of the 3,000 participants in Cargill's new three-continent consumer survey.
A study published in the journal Cancer suggests that even moderate alcohol consumption may increase the risk for cancer.
Mintel has announced three key trends that will shape the global food, drink, and foodservice industries over the next 10 years.
A study published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics suggests that children who eat between meals may be getting fruits and other elements of a healthy diet that they would not otherwise eat.