Fresh produce experts in Australia and New Zealand have denounced the merits of directly disinfecting fruits and vegetables as has been advocated via a viral video and mainstream news, calling this a ‘dangerous’ food safety hazard.
Malaysia’s initial plans to implement stricter regulations for all plant commodity export permit applications to Singapore have been put on hold after vehement protests from local fruit and vegetable firms.
Japan is looking to strengthen intellectual property (IP) control over its premium fruits and vegetables being sold overseas in an effort to stop its high-end agricultural crops from being grown, and ultimately sold as the produce of other countries.
An internationally-backed Indian nanotechnology-based fruit and vegetable shelf-life extension formulation has moved beyond the research phase into commercialisation, claiming to extend freshness by a minimum of two weeks.
Thai specialist fruit and vegetable firm Chiangmai Bioveggie is looking to reinvent the way consumers view the sector via the development of new formats through the use of their self-innovated processing technologies.
New technology that measures the colour and intensity of reflected light on skin pigments could help detect if people are consuming enough fruit and vegetables, new research by Curtin University in Australia has found.