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AgroFresh-Zest Labs link expands reach of food-waste fight

AgroFresh Solutions and Zest Labs have a collaboration, adding Zest Fresh’s ability to calculate and communicate the freshness of produce through the supply chain to the FreshCloud Transit Insights platform.

Touring Brooklyn's Gotham Greens atop Whole Foods Market

BROOKLYN — It was a perfect summer rooftop tour party at dusk, with colorful picnic food and dozens of friendly faces talking about fresh vegetables and fruit. Check out Northeast editor Amy Sowder's video and article.

Robotics Plus wins innovation award for apple packer

A robotic apple packer from New Zealand-based Robotics Plus has won a major technology award.

Enza Zaden hosts field tours, notes success in new varieties

Enza Zaden welcomed more than 100 growers, shippers and seed dealers to its San Juan Bautista Research Station to highlight the company’s leafy green varieties.

Smurfit Kappa celebrates sustainability progress

Corrugated and paper packaging company Smurfit Kappa recently released its latest Sustainable Development Report, which details the steps is taking to reach a goal of full sustainability.

PMA’s Bob Whitaker plans January retirement

After 11 years as chief science and technology officer for the Produce Marketing Association, Bob Whitaker plans to retire in January.

Zest Labs finds shelf life varies significantly at retail

Retail research conducted this year by San Jose, Calif.-based Zest Labs finds big variability in the shelf life of strawberries, romaine lettuce and packaged salads.

Panel looks at supply chain trends and challenges

PISMO BEACH, Calif. — Value-added solutions that meet the needs of tomorrow’s consumers is one opportunity for fresh produce marketers.

Sonny Perdue to headline Forbes AgTech Summit

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue will headline the fifth-annual Forbes AgTech Summit.

Consalo Family Farms monitors crops with app

EGG HARBOR CITY, N.J. — Consalo Family Farms has long used a drip irrigation system that uses computer monitoring, via sensors in the sandy soil of its blueberry crops, said company president Skip Consalo.