VOG partners with Sustainapple, the South Tyrolean apple consortium´s sustainability strategy

Thu, 01/14/2021 - 15:18

The shared sustainability plan for the South Tyrol - Südtirol apple segment is now underway

(Bolzano, January 14) Consisting of three action areas and a binding schedule, it is designed to effectively and systematically pursue sustainability. Following a multi-year process, South Tyrolean fruit growing has developed a strategic concept called sustainapple.

EU to recognise UK organics after Brexit

Thu, 01/14/2021 - 11:24

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GLOBALG.A.P. delays launch of new IFA standard

Thu, 01/14/2021 - 11:21

Workflow of the new version of the Integrated Farm Assurance Standard © GLOBALG.A.P.


GLOBALG.A.P. has decided to postpone the launch of version 6 of the Integrated Farm Assurance (IFA) Standard until 2022 in light of the ongoing pandemic.

Sormac: Disinfection using UV-C

Thu, 01/14/2021 - 10:49
Press release & photo: Sormac

Consumers who buy a bag of lettuce expect to find a clean product with a reasonable shelf life and no health risks. Processers need to meet this need without using excessive amounts of water and, in many countries, without using resources such as chlorine. Sormac investigated to what extent UV-C can disinfect washing water in its laboratory, on a pilot-scale as well as in a practical setting. The results are promising, as long as UV-C is used correctly.

Bioline obtains bronze medal at SIVAL Innovation 2021

Wed, 01/13/2021 - 17:49

© Bioline Agrosciences


The innovative system for releasing auxiliary insects T-PROTECT®, developed by Bioline Agrosciences, has obtained the bronze medal in the SIVAL Innovation competition, held at the SIVAL fair in Angers (France).

Melinda and Novamont team up for circular bio-economy

Wed, 01/13/2021 - 17:44

© Melinda and Novamont


Melinda and Novamont have teamed up to launch a more sustainable form of packaging. Begun last October, general director of Melinda, Paolo Gerevini, said the strategy is aimed at defining “who we are and what we want to become”. The totally compostable solution for organic apples that comes from Melinda’s processing waste.

Ambrosia™ delights our palates with tasty apple-starring recipes

Tue, 01/12/2021 - 10:45
Photos: Ambrosia™

Ambrosia™ delights our palates with tasty apple-starring recipes.

Through this initiative, Ambrosia ™ invites us to discover different ways to consume its delicious apples throughout the day, in line with the message of its new campaign: Ambrosia ™ You are divine!

Available on its website, Ambrosia ™ offers us a selection of recipes for every moment of the day, with which we can learn to take care of ourselves without giving up the pleasure of exquisitely tasting apples.

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