Syngenta releases digital tool to detect harmful nematodes through satellite images

SWITZERLAND – International leader in agricultural innovation, Syngenta Crop Protection has made a milestone in the management of nematodes in soybean crops thanks to its latest digital solution that examines satellite images to detect plant-parasitic nematode infestations. Plant-parasitic nematodes are microscopic parasites living in the soil that feed on plant roots, opening pathways to further fungal infections and threatening plant…

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ABB makes break-through, develops first-ever antimicrobial detectable cable ties

SWITZERLAND – Pioneering technology leader ABB has developed a two-piece cable tie that is both antimicrobial and detectable for use in contamination sensitive environments such as food and beverage processing. In food processing, where reducing the growth of unhealthy microorganisms is critical, the presence of heat, moisture and organic material common in these environments can encourage the growth of bacteria,…

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SUISAG teams up with Cloudfarms to ramp up traceability in pig supply chains

SWITZERLAND – SUISAG, the service partner for Swiss pig producers and international genetics customers, and Cloudfarms have come up with a system that enables breeding farms, production farms and processors to register and analyze the production data of each individual pig from birth to processing. The trailblazing application of its existing production management system called the ‘Pig Passport’, registers data…

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Syngenta unveils novel technology for fighting crop diseases

SWITZERLAND – Syngenta Crop Protection’s Seedcare business,  has unveiled a novel technology with a combination of nematode and disease control for growers looking to increase the quality and yield of their crops and support the long-term health of their soil. The new technology known as VICTRATO contains TYMIRIUM technology, which provides long-lasting protection against all plant-parasitic nematodes and key fungal…

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SGS Group fully acquires SGS Digicomply

SWITZERLAND – SGS, the world’s leading testing, inspection and certification company, has fully acquired SGS Digicomply, a powerful content management platform invented in partnership with C-Labs. C-Labs is a company that specializes in artificial intelligence (AI) applied to unstructured data and horizon scanning. In 2016, SGS acquired 51% of the capital of C-Labs. Following the acquisition of the remaining 49%…

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SGS leverages blockchain technology to tackle agricultural commodity related fraud

SWITZERLAND – SGS, world’s leading testing, inspection and certification company, has braced itself to fight fraud and falsification by rolling out its blockchain powered technology, Secured Document feature. The rollout aided by the company’s collaboration with Komgo, a Swiss-headquartered software development and technology services company, primarily focuses on agricultural commodity related reports and certificates. SGS Secured Document helps customers manage…

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Food safety specialists share experiences on implementing the One Health approach

SWITZERLAND – Food safety specialists from Honduras, Mongolia and the Caribbean have shared their experiences on implementing the One Health approach in a  webinar organized by the United Nation’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in Geneva. The session called “Enhancing Food Safety using the One Health Approach” had more than 200 participants. It was hosted by FAO, the World Organisation…

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Sensormatic Solutions incorporates Johnson Controls remote monitoring solution into its IQ platform

SWITZERLAND – Johnson Controls, the global leader in smart, healthy and sustainable buildings, has announced that Sensormatic Solutions is adding PENN Connected to its Sensormatic IQ platform capabilities to increase operational efficiency through remote refrigeration monitoring and digital compliance. Sensormatic Solutions is the leading global retailer of Johnson Controls inventions making connections and bridging gaps across retail enterprises to deliver…

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European Innovation Council invests in Swiss food-tech company

SWITZERLAND – SwissDeCode, a Swiss food-tech company, has secured an investment of EUR 1 million (USD 1,164,850) funding from the European Innovation Council (EIC) Fund, complementing the EIC Accelerator Grant previously awarded to the company. The start-up, which provides rapid and on-site food certification, is attracting investors from the global food and agricultural technology panorama who actively support continuous advancements…

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SwissDeCode partners with Mars Wrigley to develop on-site testing kit for CSSD

SWITZERLAND/U.S – SwissDeCode, a Swiss startup agri-food testing company, in collaboration with Mars Wrigley, has fashioned an on-site test that is designed to detect Cocoa Swollen Shoot Disease (CSSD) in asymptomatic trees in less than 60 minutes. CSSD has been an acute problem for the cocoa and chocolate industry for decades, as it can reduce cocoa yield by up to…

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