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Maryland startup helps consumers ‘romaine’ calm about food safety

When Maryland founder Javier Atencia set out to create his company in 2014, he had a singular goal: to create a better system for detecting foodborne illnesses-causing pathogens with the help of tech.Nearly a decade later, his company, Pathotrak, has raised over $1 million, was named Invention of the…

1.176 tons of virus-infected peppers from China not allowed into Transbaikalia

On May 2, when inspecting two batches of peppers from China, specialists of the department for supervision in the field of plant quarantine at the state border of the Russian…

“Eat them to defeat them” campaign has resulted in UK veg sales worth £92 million

Veg Power and ITV announced that Eat Them to Defeat Them, the campaign to encourage children to eat vegetables, has resulted in vegetable sales nationwide of £92 million. In…

‘Color is essential when selling healthy snacks in vending machines’

Vending machines selling healthy snacks are an increasingly common sight, not only in farm shops but also in hospitals, canteens, and railway stations. In the growing market of snack vegetables, vending machines offer consumers healthy and convenient options round the clock. Last week during Fruit…

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"Shoppers keep food safety in mind when sourcing CEA produce"

Shoppers are looking for a greater variety of produce and they are looking for produce with specific production attributes. Older generations report a greater interest in produce that is locally sourced and grown in the USA whereas younger generations report having a greater interest in organic,…

US (CA): Organic zucchini voluntarily recalled because of possible Salmonella contamination

World Variety Produce, Inc. of Los Angeles, CA is voluntarily recalling case lot #38706503 of Organic Zucchini, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with…

For more biodiversity in conventional fruit and vegetable production

Lidl and Global GAP reveal the first sector-wide certification

Lidl and Global GAP, together with partners, have developed a certification for the protection of biodiversity in the conventional production of fruit and vegetables in…

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"China needs own seeds to guarantee country's food bowl"

Chinese President Xi Jinping said the country needs to be independent in seeds to achieve food security, state media reported on Monday, reiterating growing concerns about China’s reliance on imports of food. Xi made the remarks on Sunday while visiting the Yazhou Bay Seed Laboratory in the southern…

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Mexican H-2A laborers make their way to California

H-2A workers from Mexico are currently in the process of going from Yuma to the fields in Salinas and Huron, California. The H-2A temporary agricultural program allows agri employers who anticipate a shortage of domestic workers to bring non-immigrant foreign workers to the US to perform agricultural…

Backing better tracing to combat plant biosecurity threats

The McGowan Government has launched a new grants program to test traceability systems for plant and plant products such as grains, fruit, vegetables and nursery stock. Grants…

CAN: New North Greenhouse teams up with Harvest Algoma

With rising food costs, food security is top of mind for so many local families. This spring, New North Greenhouses is excited to bring a new promotion. New North Greenhouses is hosting a fundraiser known as “Baskets for Full Bellies” to benefit the United Way Sault Ste. Marie & Algoma District’s Harvest…

Genomic tools will help support better mite resistance

Honey bee colony collapse could mean food insecurity

Honey bee colony collapse is a significant problem for Canada, and globally. Important crops including canola, blueberry, cranberry, almond, pear, apples and more, are…

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Study has shown an 85% reduction in waste of fresh strawberries

Save Foods latest trial boosts the shelf life of strawberries

Save Foods, an agri-food tech company specializing in eco-crop protection that helps reduce food waste and ensure food safety, today announced that a recent trial on strawberries revealed promising results whereby Save Foods’ research and development team managed to dramatically extend the shelf life of…

Consumer Foundation raises questions over strawberries sold in Taiwan

Last week, six out of twelve samples of imported and locally grown strawberries sold in Taiwan were found to contain excess amounts of pesticide, the Consumers' Foundation has…

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The demand for antioxidant solutions for lettuce increases

FOOD freshly, a company specialized in the production of natural antioxidants, develops antioxidant products that improve the shelf life and quality of fruits and vegetables used by IV range processors. Its powder solutions mixed with water prevents the oxidation process of food after it is cut or…


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