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Research, Research, Research – The Story of Frutem #3

So how do you eat an elephant? Where do you start first when you have embarked on a mission to ...
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Global Food System

The Global Food System is Broken and Needs Radical Reform

The world’s food system is at a tipping point. For every one person suffering from malnutrition, there are two people ...
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Food tech

From Cell to Table: the Evolution of Food

Dumplings stuffed with meat grown from fish cells in Petri dishes. Alcohol brewed from unwanted tofu whey. In Singapore, a ...
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Grape Juice Concentrate Facility

First 100% Owned Japanese Grape Juice Concentrate Facility in Argentina

Kataoka & Co, a 60-year-old Japanese trading company that specialises in food and beverage, became the first Japanese company in ...
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Food Waste

How a Sharing Economy can Chomp Down on Food Waste

It is one of the worst kept secrets of the conventional foodscape: waste. Given our collective glorification of efficiency, it ...
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Robots

Can Robots Make Food That Tastes Better?

There’s been a lot of talk lately about how robots will change the world of restaurants, and it’s no wonder; ...
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Agrifood

Agrifood – the $8 Trillion Industry that’s Worth your Salt

Cannabis-infused drinks. Burgers grown in laboratories. Entire meals in bottles. Consumers, retailers and farmers alike are hungry for the next generation ...
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Sustainable Development Goals

Sustainable Development Goals are in the Hands of Millennials

Unlike the Millenium Development Goals, which were developed in a closed session among UN officials, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were the result of ...
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Pepsi

PepsiCo Fights for Protein with Health Warrior Acquisition

PepsiCo purchased Health Warrior, a brand of plant-based, protein-dense bars, mixes and snacks, for an undisclosed amount, the company announced on ...
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Candy

How Private Label Candy Wins with Consumers

From Aldi to Amazon, private label products seem to be the recipe for success in today’s grocery market. However, there ...
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Just do it

Let’s Just Do It – The Story of Frutem #2

My previous article highlighted the incredible frustration one experiences when you just do it and use current methods of trying ...
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Food Loss

Solving On-Farm Food Loss

“Most losses come from post-harvest to retail,” said Jane Ambuko, Senior Lecturer and Head of Horticulture at the University of ...
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Food Waste

Restaurants and Companies Fighting Food Waste

Restaurants produce about 44 billion tons of food waste per year, said environmental journalist and author Bryan Walsh. Walsh moderated ...
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Consumer Packaged Goods

How Brands can adapt to the Future of Packaged Goods

The consumer packaged goods (CPG) industry - including food & beverage, beauty, personal care, and home care - can no ...
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Rice fields

China has made a Shocking Food Production Discovery – Electro Culture

The country with the world’s largest population also has the largest number of mouths to feed. That calls for increased ...
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Future of food

Agritech’s Silicon Valley and the Future of Food

By altering the colour of lights in his indoor grow-room, Leo Marcelis can change the smell, taste and even the ...
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Fruit Farm to Frutem

From Fruit Farm to Frutem – The Story of Frutem #1

I grew up on a fruit and macadamia nut farm in Africa. My youth was spent surrounded by fruit and ...
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Transplanter

Vertical Farms run by Robots: The Future of Indoor Agriculture

Back in the good old days, farming was easy. Throw some seeds in the ground, keep it watered, pray to ...
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Virtual Reality

Can Virtual Reality Make Food Taste Better?

A Cornell University study has shown that even VR environments can change our perception of taste. If you order a lasagne while dining ...
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edible bar codes

6 Technologies That Could Shake The Food World

Printed meals, edible bar codes and facial-recognition technology for cows, a machine that prints chicken nuggets, fake shrimp made out ...
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research

Research, Research, Research – The Story of Frutem #3

So how do you eat an elephant? Where do you start first when you have embarked on a mission to ...
Read More
Global Food System

The Global Food System is Broken and Needs Radical Reform

The world’s food system is at a tipping point. For every one person suffering from malnutrition, there are two people ...
Read More
Food tech

From Cell to Table: the Evolution of Food

Dumplings stuffed with meat grown from fish cells in Petri dishes. Alcohol brewed from unwanted tofu whey. In Singapore, a ...
Read More
Grape Juice Concentrate Facility

First 100% Owned Japanese Grape Juice Concentrate Facility in Argentina

Kataoka & Co, a 60-year-old Japanese trading company that specialises in food and beverage, became the first Japanese company in ...
Read More
Food Waste

How a Sharing Economy can Chomp Down on Food Waste

It is one of the worst kept secrets of the conventional foodscape: waste. Given our collective glorification of efficiency, it ...
Read More
Robots

Can Robots Make Food That Tastes Better?

There’s been a lot of talk lately about how robots will change the world of restaurants, and it’s no wonder; ...
Read More
Agrifood

Agrifood – the $8 Trillion Industry that’s Worth your Salt

Cannabis-infused drinks. Burgers grown in laboratories. Entire meals in bottles. Consumers, retailers and farmers alike are hungry for the next generation ...
Read More
Sustainable Development Goals

Sustainable Development Goals are in the Hands of Millennials

Unlike the Millenium Development Goals, which were developed in a closed session among UN officials, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were the result of ...
Read More
Pepsi

PepsiCo Fights for Protein with Health Warrior Acquisition

PepsiCo purchased Health Warrior, a brand of plant-based, protein-dense bars, mixes and snacks, for an undisclosed amount, the company announced on ...
Read More
Candy

How Private Label Candy Wins with Consumers

From Aldi to Amazon, private label products seem to be the recipe for success in today’s grocery market. However, there ...
Read More
research

Research, Research, Research – The Story of Frutem #3

So how do you eat an elephant? Where do you start first when you have embarked on a mission to ...
Read More
Global Food System

The Global Food System is Broken and Needs Radical Reform

The world’s food system is at a tipping point. For every one person suffering from malnutrition, there are two people ...
Read More
Food tech

From Cell to Table: the Evolution of Food

Dumplings stuffed with meat grown from fish cells in Petri dishes. Alcohol brewed from unwanted tofu whey. In Singapore, a ...
Read More
Grape Juice Concentrate Facility

First 100% Owned Japanese Grape Juice Concentrate Facility in Argentina

Kataoka & Co, a 60-year-old Japanese trading company that specialises in food and beverage, became the first Japanese company in ...
Read More
Food Waste

How a Sharing Economy can Chomp Down on Food Waste

It is one of the worst kept secrets of the conventional foodscape: waste. Given our collective glorification of efficiency, it ...
Read More
Robots

Can Robots Make Food That Tastes Better?

There’s been a lot of talk lately about how robots will change the world of restaurants, and it’s no wonder; ...
Read More
Agrifood

Agrifood – the $8 Trillion Industry that’s Worth your Salt

Cannabis-infused drinks. Burgers grown in laboratories. Entire meals in bottles. Consumers, retailers and farmers alike are hungry for the next generation ...
Read More
Sustainable Development Goals

Sustainable Development Goals are in the Hands of Millennials

Unlike the Millenium Development Goals, which were developed in a closed session among UN officials, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were the result of ...
Read More
Pepsi

PepsiCo Fights for Protein with Health Warrior Acquisition

PepsiCo purchased Health Warrior, a brand of plant-based, protein-dense bars, mixes and snacks, for an undisclosed amount, the company announced on ...
Read More
Candy

How Private Label Candy Wins with Consumers

From Aldi to Amazon, private label products seem to be the recipe for success in today’s grocery market. However, there ...
Read More
Cost of food

What’s the Real Cost of our Food?

Typically, agricultural productivity is generally measured by yield and cost per hectare. This metric, however, provides us with an incomplete ...
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Cost of food

What’s the Real Cost of our Food?

Typically, agricultural productivity is generally measured by yield and cost per hectare. This metric, however, provides us with an incomplete ...
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bees

The Blueberries & The Bees

We don’t always realise how important bees are to our livelihood, but one great example is the necessity for bees ...
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Almond & Macadamia Nuts in High Demand

US almond crop prospects have improved recently, resulting in some cheaper offers, and prices could retreat further still, according to ...
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Peanuts and Pecans

Cost of Peanuts & Pecans on the Rise

Read all about how the Argentine shortfall is pushing up peanut costs and why pecans are still expensive… Argentine shortfall ...
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vanilla

Madagascar to Expand its Vanilla Growing Regions

Vanilla is flavouring derived from orchids of the genus Vanilla and is the second most expensive spice after saffron because growing ...
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Cost of food

What’s the Real Cost of our Food?

Typically, agricultural productivity is generally measured by yield and cost per hectare. This metric, however, provides us with an incomplete ...
Read More
macadamia nuts

Macadamias: The Superfood that’s Good for You and Your Portfolio

The macadamia nut industry may be young but it’s developing at a rapid pace because of growing global market demand ...
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Transplanter

Vertical Farms run by Robots: The Future of Indoor Agriculture

Back in the good old days, farming was easy. Throw some seeds in the ground, keep it watered, pray to ...
Read More
Virtual Reality

Can Virtual Reality Make Food Taste Better?

A Cornell University study has shown that even VR environments can change our perception of taste. If you order a lasagne while dining ...
Read More
edible bar codes

6 Technologies That Could Shake The Food World

Printed meals, edible bar codes and facial-recognition technology for cows, a machine that prints chicken nuggets, fake shrimp made out ...
Read More
Indira Nooyi

Indra Nooyi to Step Down as PepsiCo’s CEO

One of the world’s most influential women in business and most prominent female CEO, and PepsiCo’s fifth CEO in its ...
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