2016 Named International Year of Pulses

The UN declared 2016 as the International Year of Pulses (IYP). Pulses are edible grain legumes – think pinto, kidney, garbanzo, lentils, and peas. The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) wants the public to recognize tasty and nutritious pulses “as a primary source of protein, fiber, and other essential nutrients.” The Crop Science Society … Read more

Agriculture Firm H.J. Baker Launches New Citrus Greening Product

H.J. Baker, a global agriculture firm, launched TIGER Greening Guard™ citrus mix (64%S, 3%Fe, 7%Mn, 6%Zn), a new product that is backed by University of Florida research. HLB, (Huanglongbing) also known as Citrus Greening, can be fatal to citrus trees and is the No.1 threat to the citrus industry. The Asian citrus psyllid … Read more

TOP Builds Setup for Simulation Preservation Processes

TOP bv has built a setup for simulating almost all possible pasteurization and sterilization processes under various process conditions. This setup makes it possible to test the impact of the latest preservation methods on packaged food products and compare methods, even when these methods are not yet available in practice. TOP bv is among other things active in the development … Read more

Seeds for a big feast

I can’t believe it is November already! It feels like only yesterday that I was shaking hands with then-new editor Michael Freeze. Well… that was a year ago and he’s not new anymore. Time flies! As with show season, this is the time of year our minds go crazy. There are budgets for 2016, holiday … Read more