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Machine enables direct food production in the kitchen

    Fruits and vegetables    03/10/2018

The machine automatically produces plants, vegetables, flowers and fresh herbs in residences and restaurant kitchens all year round

Natufia Labs, the Estonian startup that develops a machine where it is possible to grow plants directly in the kitchen, has announced the closure of a $ 1.2 million round led by Butterfly Ventures, Techstars and the family-owned company Ginco Investments. The funds raised will be used to allow the company to expand to Europe and the US and will be on sale soon.

About 70% of the world's consumers have reduced or completely eliminated meat consumption from their diets. With 600% veganism rising in the US and 350% in the UK, the global appetite for meatless diets is driving the vegetable market to be worth $ 5.2 billion by 2020. It is estimated that vegetable sales increase 20% by 2021. However, consumers are struggling to keep this product fresh and on average a third is thrown away. Born in Estonia, Natufia Labs is filling this gap by providing consumers with sustainable agriculture at home.

Natufia Kitchen Garden automatically produces plants, vegetables, flowers and fresh herbs in residences and restaurant kitchens all year round. Using the learning, the machine analyzes data in real time, and will process the settings according to the environmental changes. Automation increases vitamin levels by 400%. Natufia currently offers more than 30 types of fully organic and recycled seed capsules, including herbs and popular plants such as basil and kale. The Natufia Kitchen Garden was constructed using stainless steel, ceramic and incorporating a built-in touch screen.

"Consumers are more aware than ever of what they are buying and they want to know what is on the plate, where it came from, who manufactured it and if it was fairly traded. The Natufia Kitchen Garden allows consumers to grow their own products. The future depends on the decentralization of food production. " says Gregory Lu, executive director of Natufia Labs.

Source: natufia.com

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TOMATO / CEPEA: With lower entry, quotes go up wholesale

    Fruits and vegetables    01/08/2018

Quality of tomato is considered very good

The long-lived tomato salad was valued at Ceagesp, 2A and 3A were sold at R $ 18.60 / cx of 20 kg (+ 16.25%) and R $ 30.52 / cx (+ 15.47% ), respectively, between the 23 and 27/07. The increase is due to the lower volume of fruit on the market, as last week, due to the acceleration of maturation, more tomatoes were removed from the crops in advance. Thus, for these days, the available products were on a smaller scale, which led to the increase in prices. Even so, according to employees of Hortifruti / Cepea, sales are not so favorable, possibly due to the end of the month and school holidays. The quality is considered excellent, since the climate is favorable to the cultivation. For next week, the scenario may be similar or even better: lower volume and higher prices!


Source: hfbrasil.org.br

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CARROT/CEPEA: Even with better demand, prices do not change

    Fruits and vegetables    09/07/2018

High bidding limited an increase in root quotation

Piracicaba, 06 - This week (02 to 06/07), the output of the carrots showed a significant improvement, however, supply remained high and thus prices remained stable compared to last week. The 29 kg box of the "dirty" carrot obtained an average of R $ 5,20. The reason for prices to remain is the excess merchandise available at this end of the summer harvest.

Root productivity is good because of the favorable climate - cold and dry - the June average was 78 t / ha, up 12% from last month. The incidence of "G" type carrots has decreased in the region, in addition, the root quality is satisfactory and there are no significant problems with discards in relation to quality

Source: hfbrasil.org.br

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LETTUCE/CEPEA: Replenishment of inventories contributes to higher prices

    Fruits and vegetables    11/06/2018

On the other hand, merchandise is left over in São Paulo farms after the end of the strike

Piracicaba, 08 - After the end of the truck stoppage, prices in Ibiúna (SP) rose slightly this week (04/08/08) in relation to the week of 21 to 25/05 (first week of demonstrations), due to to replenish stocks that were out of stock. On the other hand, with the low commercialization resulting from the strike, supply remained high - which led to an accumulation of merchandise in the plantations - and consumption remained low, due to the low demand for hardwoods at this time of year.

Thus, according to Hortifruti / Cepea collaborators, the planting was reduced in order to generate less leftovers and losses for the producers. The quality remains good in Ibiúna, even with the cold delaying the cycle of foot development. However, the American variety in this region presented problems in the formation, result of the lack of insolation in those days. In Mogi das Cruzes (SP), producers reported cases of mildew and thrips in some lettuce, but these problems have not yet generated losses in production.

Thus, the price of the curly variety in Ibiúna averaged R $ 8.17 / cx with 20 units. In Mogi, American lettuce had a price of R $ 11.22 / cx with 12 units. The outlook for next week (11 to 15/06) is of a possible disposal of production due to the greater amount of product retained in the sowings of São Paulo and, consequently, drop in prices.

Source: hfbrasil.org.br

By Isabela Camargo, Lívia Rebeca Luz and Marina Marangon

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TOMATO / CEPEA: 1st part of the winter harvest gains pace and reduces price

    Fruits and vegetables    04/04/2018


The tomato salad long life devalued between the days 09 and 13/04 at Ceagesp, where 2A was traded at R $ 31.59 / cx of 20 kg (-8.70%) and 3A at R $ 55.58 / cx (-8.33%). The fall is attributed mainly to the intensification of the harvest of the first part of the winter harvest, since Sumaré (SP) started the harvest with good volume of good quality fruits (despite some problems due to rainfall), and Paty do Alferes ( RJ) and Araguari (MG) intensified the harvest. Even with the reduction in the supply of Caçador (SC) and Itapeva (SP), producing regions of the summer harvest, the greater volume of tomato available from the winter squares generated greater supply in the market.

Source: hfbrasil.org.br

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