Johnson Matthey PLC launches New StePac Technologies Used in Fresh Produce Packaging

Johnson Matthey PLC launches New StePac Technologies Used in Fresh Produce Packaging

Market leaders in bulk modified atmosphere packaging solutions for fresh produce, StePac, a wholly-owned subsidiary of UK-based Johnson Matthey PLC, has launched a new line of fresh produce packaging solutions specially designed with retailers in mind. Johnson Matthey Technical Development Manager, Gary Ward, PhD. says, “We’re building on the latest developments in advanced Xtend® modified […]

AgDevCo Invests in Rwandan Mushroom Grower

AgDevCo Invests in Rwandan Mushroom Grower

AgDevCo, a social impact agribusiness investor, announced a $0.45m debt investment into a Rwandan mushroom grower. The company, Kigali Farms, is completing a modern button mushroom production facility in Musanze District in the shadow of the Volcanoes National Park. The first batches of button mushrooms are hitting supermarket shelves and restaurant tables in Kigali. AgDevCo’s […]

Sales of leafy vegetables drop by half in European supermarkets

Sales of leafy vegetables drop by half in European supermarkets

Vegetable scarcity is hitting hard at the European supermarket industry with a sales fall of approximately £8million, market experts say. The sales of leafy vegetables have fallen by almost half since the first week of January. Courgette sales fell 58 per cent. Scarcity of leafy vegetables and skyrocketing prices in the UK supermarkets has made […]

California Olive Oil Council Marks 25th Anniversary

California Olive Oil Council Marks 25th Anniversary

The California Olive Oil Council (COOC) is celebrating its 25th Anniversary since its founding in 1992. The organization has made great strides for the California olive oil industry and has grown to represent over 90% of the olive oil production in California. Over the last 25 years, the COOC has worked tirelessly in pursuit of […]

Tomatoes to get back its tanginess; scientist found out long lost genetic traits

Tomatoes to get back its tanginess; scientist found out long lost genetic traits

Supermarket tomatoes could get back their long lost tanginess which had been missing in the commercially cultivated fruit for the past five decades. Researches at University of Florida claims to have found out five genetic traits that have been missing since the mass production of tomatoes that happened in 1960’s. The genetic traits that add […]