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Water footprint in the agrifood sector

Water is a scarce resource, and the agrifood industry is one of its more significant users. Food demand is expected to rise in the coming decades. Hence, taking measures to use water efficiently is a crucial requirement to secure our future food supply. Furthermore, climate change is expected to stress food production and water systems in even greater ways, so analysing sustainable indicators, such as the water footprint, is fundamental to develop a more resilient agrifood industry.

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Cultivo de higo y promoción del consumo de calabaza

El pasado 4 de mayo de 2021 tuvo lugar la novena charla en la Biblioteca de Horticultura, un encuentro semanal en formato online para difundir información y novedades técnicas vinculadas a la producción, poscosecha y a la alimentación saludable basada en frutas y hortalizas. Puedes acceder a los contenidos de todas las charlas a través de nuestro canal de YouTube y Podcast. 

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New trends in sustainable packaging

The packaging is an integral part of the food we eat. Unless you eat something straight from the tree after picking it, the food you eat is involved in one way or another with some form of packaging. The use of packaging allows for products to last longer and is therefore associated with less food waste. However, not all packaging is created equally.

Packaging has positive and negative impacts on the environment. On the one hand, we have packaging-related emissions and waste; and on the other, packaging allows us to move and distribute goods that would otherwise be unavailable.

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Detect thy family: Mechanisms, ecology and agricultural aspects of kin recognition in plants

Plants often grow in dense vegetation stands, such as grasslands, woodlands, forests or agricultural fields, where there are usually intensive interactions with neighbours. These interactions can occur in the form of resource competition, facilitative habitat modification or communication. The ubiquity and diversity of plant–plant interactions entail that the effects of a given set of traits for an individual cannot be viewed independently of the characteristics of its neighbours (e.g., Cabal, Martínez‐García, de Castro Aguilar, Valladares, & Pacala, 2020; Riechert & Hammerstein, 1983). Plant–plant interactions in turn also play a key role in driving ecosystem processes such as carbon uptake, water and nutrient balances, interactions with other non‐plant organisms as well as crop yields (see review Anten & During, 2011).

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What is Shel-Life?

What is Shel-Life?
What is it made of?
How do I apply it?
What benefits can it bring to my product?

So many questions! Relax. In this video, our founder and CTO Francisco Palma Gavilán explains it to you with pears and apples (literally).

If you are interested, message us. You will not regret it. Shel-Life is not only unique but also unmatched.

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Natural coatings as an ally to reduce food waste

link original, pinche aquí Food loss is a significant issue in today’s world; the food that is not consumed and is wasted constitutes a loss in the fight against hunger and malnutrition. Food losses directly impact food security, quality and safety, economic development, and the environment. Food waste is associated

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