The latest freeze-drying techniques mean food manufacturers can eliminate the cost and carbon footprint of transporting food by eliminating water content, while retaining flavour and nutrients.
A Mid North Coast pick-your-own fruit farm hit by a lockdown-linked lack of visitors has saved truckloads of strawberries by paying a local contract manufacturer to turn them into 25,000 jars of jam.
Innovative ag-tech start-up Air Protein is applying century-old tech and astronauts’ ideas to the challenge of making more (food) from less. In this case, a whole lot less.
Growers investing in high-value crops such as saffron and vanilla, and in varieties bred for sustainability, are fuelling diversity in indoor cropping, found a panel of experts at the recent Indoor AgTech NYC Innovation Summit.
In Wageningen’s third Autonomous Greenhouse Challenge, international teams swill compete to grow the most profitable indoor lettuce crop from seed, entirely without human intervention.
A seaweed-laced feed that curbs cows’ methane emissions by up to 99% is just one of the ‘green’ innovations at Pirie Meats’ new processing facility.
Four big trends are fuelling beverage innovation across the APAC region, and they’ve only been accelerated by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Announced on 10 March 2021, the federal government’s new Commercialisation Fund offers dollar-matched grants of between $100,000 and $1m to small-scale, collaborative manufacturing projects.
Ingenious Israeli company Tevel has developed fruit-picking bots to speed and streamline harvesting, able to pick fruit even from the tops of trees up to five metres high. Tevel claims the return on investment is an impressive three weeks.
An Australia-based ‘smart building materials’ firm has teamed with Murdoch University to construct a first-of-its-kind experimental ‘clear-solar-glass’ greenhouse on Murdoch’s Perth, WA campus.