Just as humans gear up for the cold winter months, so are pests. It’s crucial to understand, prepare for and eliminate the threats that fall invaders may pose as they seek safety from the seasonal change.
While blockchain technology has been around for more than a decade, its popularity caught fire with the rapid rise of cryptocurrencies. However, the food and beverage industry has been slow to adopt it, particularly in the supply chain.
The five new programs focus on agricultural capacity building, food safety and cooperative development.
October 9, 2018
Land O'Lakes International Development, Washington, D.C., received funding from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), Washington, D.C., and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to support new agricultural capacity building and food safety programs in Georgia, Egypt, Bangladesh, Lebanon, Rwanda and Malawi.
Panelists rated the pungency of the blue cheese significantly higher in the cow barn setting than in the sensory booth or the virtual park bench.
October 4, 2018
Food scientists from Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y., used virtual reality (VR) to show how people’s perception of real food can be altered by their surroundings, according to “Dynamic Context Sensory Testing–A Proof of Concept Study Bringing Virtual Reality to the Sensory Booth.”
69% of consumers are not confident they know what GMOs are, and less than a third of Americans (32%) say they are comfortable with the use of GMOs in their food products.
October 2, 2018
GMO Answers, an initiative committed to responding to consumer questions about how their food is grown, released the findings of a new YouGov survey, finding that a majority of Americans aren't confident they definitely know what genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are.
The Cool Food Pledge is a platform designed to help facilities track the climate impact of the food they serve.
September 14, 2018
World Resources Institute (WRI), Washington, D.C.; United Nations Environment Program, Kenya; Carbon Neutral Cities Alliance (CNCA), Boston, Mass.; Health Care Without Harm US, Reston, Va.; Practice Greenhealth, Reston, Va.; and Climate Focus, Washington, D.C., joined forces to develop The Cool Food Pledge initiative.
Beefchain.io, the blockchain traceability platform, is said to be the first in the market to verify ranch-to-table traceability.
September 10, 2018
Wyoming Certified Beef, LLC, Devils Tower, Wyo., and Germany-based TE-FOOD International partnered to develop a blockchain solution that showcases the premium living conditions of the cattle on its higher quality cuts of beef.