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Oishii opens new product segment by introducing $20 berries

"We always want to start with best-in-class products and make them more available to the masses. We aren't here to mass produce a low-quality product," explains Hiroki Koga, co-founder, and CEO of Oishii. In 2018, Oishii took the world by storm when Hiroki and his co-founder Brendan Somerville brought…

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How to avoid calcium deficiency in controlled environment food crops

Tipburn and blossom end rot are symptoms of calcium (Ca) deficiency. Sometimes the first thought when a nutrient deficiency occurs is to add the nutrient that appears to be required to solve the issue. This isn’t always the best way to resolve the issue. Calcium has a very important role in the formation…

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Why are vegetables grown in Singapore pricier than imported greens?

By 2030, Singapore aims to produce 30% of its own nutritional needs, including leafy green vegetables. But local produce are often priced at a premium even though they take a shorter journey to supermarkets compared to imported leafy greens. Talking puts our local veggies to the ultimate test in terms of…

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South Africa: Pick 'n Pay is piloting in-store farms

South African supermarket giant Pick n Pay is sourcing lettuce leaves and herbs from vertical farms. It has launched displays of these upright gardens in two flagship stores to show customers how its salads are grown. Several varieties of lettuce and herbs, from basil to parsley, are being grown in…

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Date marking related visual cues can reduce food waste

A recent study from Wageningen University & Research for the Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality, in collaboration with the Dutch Nutrition Centre, the Foundation Food Waste Free United and Too Good To Go, has revealed that date marking related visual cues on packaging can help consumers to…


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