Florida researchers have found that a brief dunking in hot water prior to storage improves antioxidant and lycopene content and curbs chilling injuries, prolonging shelf life, in fresh tomatoes.
AgFunder’s mid-year investment report has found that ‘innovative food’ start-ups, notably those in the alt-protein space, attracted more investment capital in the first half of 2020 than in the entire previous year.
UCLA researchers have found that mice prone to obesity and diabetes metabolise fructose better after receiving faecal matter transplants from mice with more useful gut microbes.
UNSW has rocketed upwards in this year’s ARWU global research rankings to #74, and now outranks all other Australian unis with its across-the-board research performance.
University of Florida research suggests wheat yields could be boosted exponentially if this staple grain was grown undercover, in vertical farm facilities. To make it economically viable, just add reliable renewable energy.
Genentech is using big data, digital health tools and sophisticated analytics to improve individuals’ access to ‘life-altering, biomarker-driven therapies’, opening the door to safer, more effective medical treatments.
If all goes according to plan, the customisable electric utility-vehicle platform US-based, Amazon-backed automotive start-up Rivian is creating could be a game-changer for food supply chains worldwide.
Online ag-food supply-chain platform Lehe Food raised 400 million Yuan (US$56m) in its third round of funding, reflecting the rise of digital start-ups streamlining the journey from farm to fork.
This video highlights some of the high-tech commercial vertical-farming operations supplying fresh greens to cities across the world – and some of the big-name investors backing them.
According to data from the United States Pharmacopeia, the top three purchase criteria for dietary supplements among Chinese consumers are product quality (79 per cent), ingredient list (60%) and quality assurance seal (53%).