Category: Agribusiness

EU Relaxes Stevia Blend Formulation Regulations

On Thursday, November 3rd, Regulation (EU) 2016/1814 comes into force. This legislation amends the specifications for steviol glycosides set out in an annex to regulation (EU) No 231/2012. The updated regulation has removed the rule that...

A Rare Peek Inside The Doomsday Vault!

Buried deep inside Svalbard, a Norwegian archipelago between mainland Norway and the North Pole, the Global Seed Vault virtually stores a copy of every seed known to be on the face of this earth....

Handbook on the Dynamics of Rural Innovation

Innovation is becoming increasingly important in agriculture. By 2050 we need to feed 9 billion people and for that to happen the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) predicts a 70% increase in food production will be...

All Bets on Jackfruit?

A video on Jackfruit, published by Nutribullet guru David Wolfe, is going viral on Facebook. Jackfruit (Artocarpus heterophyllus) is the largest known tree-borne fruit and can weigh up to a whopping 35 kg! It...

The New Billion Dollar Crop

Industrial hemp is being touted as the New Billion Dollar Crop and perhaps rightly so as it has many usefully applications. Yet it is not a new crop nor have there been significant discoveries...

Agriculture as an Engine for Economic Growth

Agribusiness is generally considered to be unsexy and is therefore often ignored. Yet agribusiness may well be the perfect catalyst towards economic growth in both developed and lesser developed areas while at the same time...