GEM-Pack & Red Blossom Berries: Strength in Numbers & Know-How

October 8, 2021 Red Blossom

GEM-Pack Berries, LLC and Red Blossom Sales, Inc. are combining forces to create a dynamic union, capitalizing on tangible synergies that translate directly to customer benefits and grower success

Cal Poly Strawberry Center Highlights Research at Strawberry Field Day

The Cal Poly Strawberry Center highlighted 15 different research projects they worked on throughout the season at its annual Strawberry Field Day. Members of the California Strawberry Commission and more than 250 industry members were in attendance and learned about the program’s efforts to improve California’s multi-billion dollar strawberry industry.

Keeping Strawberries Fresh Using Bioactive Packaging

Strawberries are delicate and difficult to keep fresh. In response to this challenge, Monique Lacroix, a professor at the Institut national de la recherche scientifique (INRS), and her team have developed a packaging film that can keep strawberries fresh for up to 12 days. The team’s findings on how this film protects against mould and certain pathogenic bacteria have been published in Food Hydrocolloids.

Spread Develops Technology for Mass Production of Pesticide-free Strawberry in Vertical Farms

May 18, 2021 Spread Co., Ltd.

Spread is considering the deployment of strawberry vertical farms in Japan and overseas, targeting North America, Europe and Asia.

GoodFarms Strawberries First EFI-Certified Product in Whole Foods Market Sourced for Good Program

Equitable Food Initiative, the workforce development and certification organization that partners with growers, farmworkers, retailers and consumer groups, announced that GoodFarms strawberries will debut as the first EFI-certified product in Whole Foods Market’s Sourced for Good program during May, which is also National Strawberry Month.