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Life is a bowl of cherries

By |2019-04-24T11:42:04+02:00April 24th, 2019|

Providing better fresh produce, bakery products and proteins, by producing packaging for extending their shelf-life and quality, is the core objective of the EU-funded NanoPack Project. The active packaging materials are now being tested with a wide range of products and are showing some remarkable results. Fresh cherries, which were packed in [...]

Strawberries and Cream

By |2019-04-20T16:25:52+02:00April 20th, 2019|

SA’s Top 5 Supermarket Brands Battle It Out For The Hearts And Minds Of Consumers In an intensifying war for consumer share and brand growth and recognition, SA’s big five supermarket brands will need to do more to differentiate themselves when it comes to customer satisfaction. That’s the top line from the latest SA [...]

The digital Farm to Fork

By |2019-04-18T14:33:21+02:00April 18th, 2019|

The rise of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), with its sensor technologies and real-time data analytics capable of monitoring the food supply from farm to fork, now offers a first-ever, end-to-end solution for reducing food waste, limiting recalls and improving the overall food experience for consumers. Food supply goes digital A future on [...]

How a simple sticker may help stick it to produce waste for good

By |2019-04-17T21:15:07+02:00April 17th, 2019|

StixFresh, which could be applied to labels that are already used on produce, extends shelf life up to 14 days. Preventing huge amounts of fresh produce from winding up in a landfill may be as simple as upgrading the stickers already applied to perishable fruits and vegetables The Washington-based company developed a solution formulated [...]

A Sustainability Thoughtstick

By |2019-04-14T19:13:25+02:00April 14th, 2019|

Just picture the volume of packaging transported in gas guzzling, exhaust spewing multi-links across the country ? This picture supplied by Proseal America - 9350 clip-on lids in multiple boxes vs one roll of thin film plastic for the same outcome. That's before we even consider the plastic content and cost.  The use of [...]

Going bananas over food waste

By |2019-04-11T16:21:40+02:00April 11th, 2019|

Not every ‘smart’ pack has to feature a gizmo or an interactive device to make it clever. One Korean supermarket has launched a new form of banana packaging, which is being hailed as “genius” on social media. Not only does it, in some respects, extend shelf life, but at the same time promotes healthy [...]

Tesco trials removing plastic

By |2019-04-08T13:18:50+02:00April 8th, 2019|

In a press release posted recently, Tesco has advised of a targeted forty five packaged goods to be free of packaging in the retailer’s latest move toward sustainable packaging. This trial, in two of their stores only, is to remove packaged fruit and veg, wherever a loose alternative exists. [...]

Purposeful Packaging

By |2019-02-19T12:51:56+02:00February 19th, 2019|

Amongst the innovations at 2019 Fruit Logistica, is the launch of ‘Infinite’ technology film by It’s Fresh, described as a ‘purposeful packaging’ technology. A proprietary ‘active ingredient’ is printed directly onto existing packaging for fruit, vegetables or flowers to prolong shelf life and extend freshness and quality by absorbing the natural ripening hormone ethylene.  [...]

5 ways our food supply chain will transform in 5 years

By |2019-02-19T12:16:28+02:00February 19th, 2019|

To meet the demands of a growing global population and already stressed food and water ecosystems, IBM researchers around the globe are working on 5 new technologies – including AI, blockchain, IoT and cloud – that will dramatically transform the food supply chain over the next 5 years.    Here’s a summary of the predictions [...]

New heights in urban farming

By |2018-12-10T12:29:50+02:00December 10th, 2018|

  Urban Farming: As people all over the world move from rural areas to cities, urban centres sprawl to accommodate them. Often that means a loss of arable farmlands that usually surround towns and cities. It is predicted that by 2050 the world population may be around 10 billion. How to feed the world [...]