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Americas: Researchers devise sensor to find bacteria – alive or dead

A new type of electronic sensor that might be used to quickly detect and classify bacteria for medical diagnostics and food safety has passed...

Americas: Fabric checks on freshness of fruit

Florida International University (FIU) scientists have created a small strip of coated fabric for consumers to test the freshness of fruit. The research, published in...

World: Frutarom buys stake in start-up for US$2.6M

Frutarom Industries will invest NIS 10 million (US$2.6 million) in exchange for the allocation of 50% of Algalo shares to build a modern biotechnology...

Europe: EFSA awards duo for app

Loana Furcoi and Roberto Capuano have won first prize with 'EFSA to the people', an app that uses optical character recognition technology to perform...

Americas: Detecting food allergens on-the-go

Researchers have developed a portable allergen-detection system, including a keychain analyzer, for consumers on the go, reports the journal ACS Nano. Most people with food...

Americas: Team wins competition for cold boxes for rental

A team of MIT and Harvard University students won the first-ever MIT Food and Agribusiness Innovation Prize for smart, modular, refrigerated shipping boxes that...

Americas: Palsgaard ahead of CO2-neutrality goal in Mexico

Palsgaard's Mexican branch celebrated having achieved carbon dioxide (CO2)-neutrality in 2016 recently. In 2016, the company achieved CO2-neutrality at its headquarters and largest production site...

Europe: DTU project to study consumer traffic in food court

By monitoring mobile phones searching for Wi-Fi signals, students from the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) are testing a tracking system to show how...

Europe: Sensor technology on shelf life of fish

A sensor that can register smoke from a fire can also be used to register even the faintest odor of bad fish. This is...

Asia Pacific: GEA on building an earthquake-proof plant

GEA has built a whole milk drying plant for Fonterra in earthquake zone Pahiatua in New Zealand that produces at 15 tons/hour and is designed to...
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