Fruit Logistica Innovation Award winners revealed

Fri 10/02/2017 by Richard Wilkinson
Discover the innovation most popular among the more than 75,000 visitors to the Fruit Logistica trade show this year.

Knox –  a natural solution that delays pinking in cut lettuce – has won the 2017 Fruit Logistica Innovation Award.

And in what was apparently a very close result, the runner-up was The Cracking Monkey, a pre-germinated nut from the Philippines with high levels of Vitamin E.

And in third place was Natupol Excel – Bee Vision, a specially developed beehive to optimise pollination in the greenhouse under artificial lighting.

The Knox winners

The awards were announced in Berlin today, February 10, the last day of the Fruit Logistica trade fair, which attracted a record of more than 75,000 trade visitors.

Fruchthandel Magazine managing director Robert Broadfoot, who announced the winners, said what makes the Fruit Logistica Innovation Award unique is that it is voted on by the visitors to the fair.

The visitors voted from a list of 10 finalists chosen by a jury from an initial field of 70 entries.

Read more about the winners and the rest of the finalists here.

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