Belgian grower Tomerel decreases energy costs through LED Retrofit

Fluence announces its partnership with Tomerel, a tomato grower located in Antwerp, Belgium. Together, the companies retrofitted half of Tomerel’s glasshouse from high-pressure sodium (HPS) fixtures to LEDs, resulting in a 40% increase in light levels while decreasing energy input by 5%. “The Tomerel…

Lidl brochure annoys and worries customers

Discounter offers cucumbers for €4.65 per kg

Cucumbers are a popular feature in many salads or as a raw food. However, in the current brochure of the discounter Lidl, they are offered for the steep price of 4.65 euros…

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Why are vegetables grown in Singapore pricier than imported greens?

By 2030, Singapore aims to produce 30% of its own nutritional needs, including leafy green vegetables. But local produce are often priced at a premium even though they take a shorter journey to supermarkets compared to imported leafy greens. Talking puts our local veggies to the ultimate test in terms of…

Special Packaging this month

The demand for packaging is increasing. Reason enough to put this subject in the spotlight in our monthly special box. For this, we invite growers, suppliers, and anyone else who has solutions for or information about packaging to share this with our audience. This can be done in the form of a press release, but the special is also…

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Japanese artist carves gorgeous objects from fruits and vegetables

Japanese artist Gaku is someone who sees fruits and vegetables as something more than foodstuffs. She carves wonderfully intricate geometric patterns into a variety of fruits, vegetables and recently showcased a beautiful, realistic leaping fish out of the stem of a broccoli stalk. Image: Instagram…

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Date marking related visual cues can reduce food waste

A recent study from Wageningen University & Research for the Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality, in collaboration with the Dutch Nutrition Centre, the Foundation Food Waste Free United and Too Good To Go, has revealed that date marking related visual cues on packaging can help consumers to…


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