Philip E. Nelson, a past President of IFT and food science professor at Purdue University, has won the $250,000 World Food Prize for his research and development of large-scale storage and transport of fresh fruits and vegetables using bulk aseptic food processing and packaging.

Philip Nelson looks at an 8-ft-long model of the Premium do Brasil cargo ship, a gift from Citrosuco, a Brazilian company that utilizes Nelson’s aseptic bulk storage technology. The actual ship delivers orange juice from Brazil to the U.S. in 16 bulk aseptic storage tanks with an overall capacity of nearly 8 million gal.This technology has significantly reduced postharvest waste and spoilage and greatly increased the availability and accessibility of nutritious food worldwide, particularly in emergency situations, stated Ambassador Kenne…

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