Hydroponic warehouses – a solution for desert areas?

  Humankind is in a perpetual search for new means of food production to ensure the necessary food resources for growing populations. Climate change and impending water crisis bring a cloud over conventional agriculture. Countries like Bangladesh and Yemen, as well as Germany and the US have come to seek alternative techniques to obtain vegetables… Read More »

Deal of the year in the agricultural industry: ChemChina acquires Syngenta

  The year of 2017 is marked by a transaction with a huge impact on how world agriculture will look like in the coming years. Thus, the national company of chemicals in China, ChemChina will end this year the acquisition of a majority stake in Syngenta, one of the largest leading agricultural companies. Currently, ChemChina… Read More »

The Oldest Cultivated Cereal in the World sparks new interest as a “Super Grain”

Historically speaking, the progress in agricultural development can be broadly split into four periods. From the first period when it first appeared on earth, to the “invention” of a stable agriculture about 10,000 years B.C., human beings hunted and gathered their food. A combination of climate change and a massive hunting followed the end of… Read More »

Romania has become the Largest Producer of Honey in Europe

The global market for bee products has been marked in recent decades by numerous and intense trade between producing and consuming countries. The intensity of the dynamic shifts was determined mainly by the importance of such products, recognized not only as food but as medicine. Changes in food consumption patterns were also recognized, especially in… Read More »

What is the real price of Valentine’s Day flowers?

The first evidence when February 14 was recognized as an important date goes back to the year 498, when three saints were named by Pope Gelasius I, the date of their celebration being this day. But the holiday remains associated with the name of St. Valentine of Rome, who was sent to prison for officiating… Read More »

Syngenta’s new seed treatment targets potato crops – CruiserMaxx Vibrance Potato

Potato crops rank fourth in world production of food after wheat, corn and rice. The potato is originally from the Andes of South America and has become an important food crop in the cold highlands of South America, Asia (Himalaya) and Central and Eastern Africa. Average yields per hectare for potatoes are the highest in… Read More »

The World’s Best Agricultural Shows in 2017

Agricultural shows represent an excellent opportunity for companies to showcase their products and services on foreign markets or to launch new products. Also, these fairs are very helpful for professionals in the field or for farmers who want to keep updated on market trends and the latest innovations. Furthermore, these shows facilitate and initiate business… Read More »

Meatless products’ names about to change in Germany?

The dairy and meat production industry is currently in alert in Germany. There are many voices that support restricting the name and commercialization of products containing plant-based meat substitutes. To support climate and sustainability, but also to support consumers demand and to realize further profits, more and more manufacturers in these industries are using plant… Read More »