Tomatoes are one of Europe’s favourite fruits, and are involved in a wide range of meals from pizza and pasta to salad and full English breakfast. Several advancements have introduced new insights into tomato cultivation.
New company Harmoniz – created by the merger between TomatoTech and Nirit Seeds – explains how it is seeking to leverage molecular biology and breeding technologies to create tomatoes of uncompromised quality.
Start-up French jam maker Confiture ReBelle is a mission-based company that aims to reduce food waste in the country by shortening the supply chain and empowering citizens. ReBelle's Louise Le Duigou speaks to FoodNavigator about how the group plans...
With unusual ingredients (think sea buckthorn, cacao nibs and 'ugly' vegetables), convenient packaging and a focus on minimal processing, manufacturers can shake up the saturated and mature prepared soup market, says Mintel.
Mass produced commercial tomatoes contain increasingly less flavour and return increasingly less consumer satisfaction. A team of researchers has discovered a ‘genetic roadmap’ for rebreeding tastiness into tomatoes
Health and other consumer benefits may help make transgenic or genetically engineered (GE) food more acceptable to consumers, but the food industry needs to be more transparent to win back trust, says the immediate past president of IFT.
Researchers may have taken the first step in ‘fixing’ the flavour of commercially grown tomatoes after they uncovered how variability in chemical make-up holds the secret to the ‘real’ flavour of tomatoes.
Flavour supplier Omega Ingredients has developed a new range of tomato flavours from the whole fruit, which can be used in foods and beverages geared towards the natural trend and as savoury flavour enhancers.
A successful trial of biotech tomatoes with high anthocyanin that saw them increase the life-span of cancer-prone rats could help strengthen the positive side of the GM debate in the UK, says the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service.
Following the Southampton study that cast safety suspicions over
certain artificial colourings, ingredients firms are redoubling
their development and communication efforts to highlight
alternatives from other sources.
Florida's tomato growers are still feeling the effects of the four
hurricanes that swept through the state last year, said the Florida
Tomato Committee today, urging food manufacturers to realize that
supplies of the fruit are...
Higher prices for Italian tomato ingredients could be on the way as
heavy rains during the transplantation phase, hail storms and
phytosanitary problems knock tomato production, report economists,
that add new labelling rules for...
Over production, European enlargement, and emerging competitive
markets are three key issues facing the European tomato processing
industry today. But the development of new food additives from the
skin and seeds of the tomato could...
Hame Slovakia, a subsidiary of the Czech-based Hame Babice group,
has upped its estimates for growth in the 2003 financial year,
claiming that it now expects sales of its canned vegetables, purees
and meat products to improve by 5...
Scientific research would suggest that the colorants called
anthocyanins in strong-coloured berries like red berries,
blueberries and blackcurrants may have a role in preventing heart
disease. A three-year European-funded collaborative...
Italy has tightened regulation of its fresh fruit and vegetables
sector to prevent a repeat of the soaring prices seen after drought
and ice destroyed crops, a senior government official said this
At the Fi Europe 2001, DSM Food Specialties will introduce a new
application of its FirmFruit® enzyme system designed to enhance the
appearance and consistency of processed tomato pieces in