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Who still believes in the pre-night drop and morning dip?

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Introduced about two and a half decades ago, the idea of using a sharp temperature drop to encourage fruit production is still a source of contention. As a teacher of the “HNT (Het Nieuwe Telen) Learning Groups”, an educational program where Dutch growers are taught the principles of Next Generation…

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Astronauts grow radishes in second advanced plant habitat experiment in space

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Earlier this month, NASA astronaut Kate Rubins photographs the first major milestone of the Plant Habitat-02 (PH-02) experiment aboard the International Space Station. The investigation studies the growth of radishes in a microgravity environment. NASA chose the radish because it’s a model plant: both…

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"A user-friendly system to extend shelf life of fresh produce"

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Lytone Enterprise, Inc., New Taipei City, Taiwan, has developed a series of products to extend shelf life of fresh produce that are easy to use, effortless, and highly versatile. The main items include several food-grade products, mostly patent-protected. Lytone is also one of the leading suppliers of…

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Swedish tomato growers irate over cheaper imports

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Swedish tomato growers are struggling because of the corona crisis. Mats Olofsson of Vikentomater in southern Sweden employs 33 seasonal workers. He grows around 250 tons of tomatoes annually. He suffered significant losses this spring. Restaurants stopped buying, and he had to adjust his prices. "We…

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Things Do Not Get Better With Sage

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Find records of fraud such as those discussed in this column and more in the Food Fraud Database. Image credit: Susanne Kuehne

Herbs remain a target for fraudsters. The latest investigation of sage samples by the Institute of Global Food Security (IGFS) at Queen’s University Belfast used a combination of spectroscopic and chemometric methods to check whether sage contained 100% of the actual herb. One quarter of samples from the UK included unapproved (fortunately, no hazardous) bulk material, such as tree leaves, some in significant concentrations of more than half of the product.

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  1. Sage News”. (November 9, 2020). The Hippocratic Post.

 

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New Modular Scalable Indoor Vertical Farm Design

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We built our first 20,000 sq. ft. indoor vertical farm in 2012 in Portage, IN. Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA) has changed greatly since that first ...
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