Sorma Group launches HyperVision, the new high-tech platform for SormaTech optical sorting machines
Eat-Grow-Repeat: Grow your own pea sprouts in a Schur®Star bag!
Sormac: Disinfection using UV-C
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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.
Melinda and Novamont team up for circular bio-economy
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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.
Co-op using facial recognition to scan customers
UK retailer Co-op has begun implementing facial recognition technology at 18 of its stores in a bid to reduce crime and abuse against staff. Southern Co-op was the first to trial the controversial technology, with other regional Co-op franchises now believed to be using it too. According to Wire, the retailer, which experienced a sharp rise in crime levels during the pandemic, began using the technology 18 months ago.
Singapore aims to become urban agriculture technology hub
Singapore is investing heavily in high-tech farming to become more self-sufficient. The third most densely populated country in the world has sacrificed many things, including food production. Farms make up no more than 1% of total land area, which means the country spends out around $10 billion each year on food imports, which account for 90% of food consumption.
REYBANPAC recognised for good agricultural practices
During Fruit Logistica 2020, Reybanpac received recognition from Bayer Ecuador for the implementation of good agricultural practices in the banana sector. In recent years, Reybanpac has been incorporating biofungicides into its production processes as part of its environmental care commitment. Biofungicides are an alternative form of phytosanitary control that can reduce chemical use in preventing diseases such as sigatoka.
Jupiter Group secures partnership with blockchain traceability provider DiMuto
Jupiter Group's GREEFA packing line in South Africa
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Global fresh produce grower Jupiter Group have consolidated their plans to provide fully traceable fresh produce to consumers around the world, by signing an exclusive agreement with DiMuto, a trade technology solutions platform, to implement blockchain traceability for the group’s core range of fresh produce.