DRDO to commercialise Seabuckthorn Technology

The Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO), India’s premier defence research institute, has tied up with Patanjali Ayurveda Limited to manufacture and market herbal supplements and food products developed by it. Patanjali Ayurveda belongs to the high profile yoga guru, Baba Ramdev. Media reports state that the DRDO has signed

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Fighting the Price Rise with Onion Paste

Onions have often made politicians cry in India. The country consumes it in large quantities and any spike in its prices brings about an uproar that has even felled governments. This year is no different. The annual rise in the price of onions is now well in motion. Wholesale price

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New Extract helps Reuse Oil 80 Times

Scientists at the Universiti Putra Malaysia have created an extract that they claim can reduce the oil absorbed in fried food by up to 85 percent. The extract, known as Afdhal Oil, is made from 100 percent natural ingredients including Rutaceaea (citrus family) plants and palm oil. The team of

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US Army Research on Lightweight Food Packaging

Scientists at the US Army Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center, or NSRDEC, are investigating high-barrier, non-foil materials, which have the potential to be lighter in weight, less expensive, and more environmentally friendly than foil-based packaging. This was stated in an official press release. The press release adds that

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Creating a Sustainable Coffee Culture

Elanpro, India’s leading commercial refrigeration and food service company, has introduced the ‘600 Series’ coffee grinder, which the company claims is ideal for every application. Available in two models 600 AD and 600 ODG, the series is designed with the intent to make everything great about an expresso, states a

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A Smart Solution to Reduce Food Wastage

A smart new business solution to reduce food wastage has created quite a buzz. Spoiler Alert is an app that makes it quick and simple for food companies to donate or sell their surplus food inventory, rather than dump it in landfills. Developed by MIT Sloan graduates, Emily Malina and

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Stinky Foods get Odour Killing Wrap

Stinky foods can kill your appetite; putting you off other non-stinky foods as well. For example, most of the world keeps a safe distance from durian, the world’s smelliest fruit. In Singapore, you are not allowed to carry the fruit in the subway and it is banned in several hotels

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Mentos Maker Sued for ‘Packaging Deception’

A lawsuit has been filed in a US Federal Court against Perfetti Van Melle, a leader in the confectionery market. The class action law suit, filed at the US District Court in New York states that Mentos, the popular breath mint and gum brand produced by Perfetti Van Melle, deceives

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Videojet Launches New Dark Red to Light Red Colour Change Inks for Retort Applications

Food manufacturers have utilised the retort or autoclave process for years, typically to help preserve vegetables, beans, fruit, soup, sauces, baby food, meat/fish, ready-to-eat meals and pet food.  To meet code requirements before, during, and after the retort process, Videojet has launched its latest ink innovations, V476 and V521, for

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Controlled Atmosphere Door launched

Jindal Mectec and Metaflex Doors have launched the Controlled Atmosphere Door (CA Star), an indigenous product designed and manufactured in India. Controlled atmosphere storage is a concept where the atmosphere inside the storage area is controlled by maintaining the right balance of gases by reducing the level of O2 and increasing CO2. Quality

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