French scientists claim that baking bread with wheat fertilized with human urine could slash nitrogen usage from artificial fertilizers, cut costs for farmers and boost yields, and retain nutrients often lost.
Witt has unveiled a gas analyser that can measure trace oxygen levels in the ppm (parts per million) range.
Nanoparticle technology could be used to improve the way beans absorb nutrients, boosting growth in order to meet the demand for food, a study has highlighted.
Counterfeiting has become an epidemic in the food and beverage industry, affecting pricing and risks to health.
A €8.2m ($10m) grant has been given to researchers at the John Innes Center in the UK to develop GM varieties of corn that are able to absorb nitrogen from the atmosphere, thus eliminating the use of fertilisers.
An oxygen-sensitive colour change sensor used to determine the shelf-life of packaged food could challenge industry food quality and safety practices, says its UK-based inventor.
Novozymes extends reach in sustainable agriculture inputs
Novozymes has acquired a Brazilian supplier of microorganism and inputs for sustainable agriculture, in a bid to expand its market position.
Project findings show UK wheat yields boosted by root bacteria
Increased yields of UK wheat varieties through the use of plant growth promoting root bacteria could render chemical fertilizers obsolete, if the preliminary results of a four-year, international study are substantiated.
New natural coating can control bacteria spread, claims firm
A new coating technology for food processing plant interiors utilizes titanium dioxide to inhibit odours and reduces the risk of bacterial contamination, claims the Canadian developer.
Nitrogen vs CO2: Air Products' handy guide
Air Products has commissioned a new study that will help food
processors navigate their way through the potential minefield of
meat chilling products.
DuPont, Arcadia deal points to more nitrogen-efficient corn
DuPont and Arcadia have entered into a research and commercial
agreement over corn hydrids that are able to use nitrogen
fertilizers more efficiently, pointing towards a reduction in costs
for corn farmers and a better environmental...
Liquid nitrogen cooler rapidly chills
A new cooling system uses liquid nitrogen to rapidly chill and
freeze foods, its manufacturer claims.
Detection system pinpoints packaging leaks
A new detection system pinpoints individual leaks in packaging,
which reduces recalls by raising the alarm before unsealed products
leave the production line.
Gas controller provides fine touch to atmosphere control
A new gas flow controller can help processors save on costs by
accurately adjusting oxygen levels in packaging or at produce
storage facilities, its manufacturer claims.
New chemical dispenser helps food firms clean up
A new chemical dispensing system can provide safer, easier and more
economic extraction of chemicals from containers while helping to
reduce costly spills, the manufacturer claims.
Rosemary packaging extends meat shelf life
Spanish researchers have found a way to keep meat looking pink and
fresh on the shelf, withoutthe use of carbon monoxide.
Laughing gas makes best bubbles in chocolate
Laughing gas - or nitrous oxide - produces chocolate with better
bubbles and a more intense melt-in-the-mouth flavour, claim UK
researchers,writes Lindsey Partos.
Mahler and Messer build hydrogen generation plant
A hydrogen generation plant for a major German confectionery
company is being built by systems manufacturer Mahler IGS and
industrial gas giant Messer Griesheim.
Water-saving rice growing
Chinese and German agricultural experts have showed that rice can
be planted on dry fields, despite the fact that it is usually grown
using large amounts...