Agtech firm FarmersFZ makes unit-level traceability possible for vegetables
The ‘Know Your Farmer’ feature is part of quality control, facilitating regular checks to ensure non-toxic and pesticide-free products
A nascent agri-tech firm under the Kerala Startup Mission has come up with a system that enables the consumer to detect the origin of the branded vegetables in the market.
Kochi-based Farmers Fresh Zone has introduced a unit-level traceability feature called ‘Know Your Farmer’ as part of quality control, facilitating regular checks to ensure non-toxic and pesticide-free products.
Wheat set for record output despite some farmers reporting lower yield
Record area under the foodgrain likely to buoy production
India’s wheat production is on course for record production, despite some farmers, especially in Madhya Pradesh, reporting lower yield.
“Our scientists have visited different parts of the country where wheat is grown. We don’t find any problem with the crop. The Union Government has projected a record crop of 109.24 million tonnes (mt). I expect it higher than 110 mt,” said Gyanendra P Singh, Director of Karnal-based ICAR-Indian Institute of Wheat and Barley Research (IIWBR).
FSSAI chief calls for regulatory vigilance to ensure food safety and quality
The fifth session of the Codex Committee on Spices and culinary herbs begins virtual meet.
Underlining the importance of safe and quality food amidst the pandemic situation, Rita Teaotia, Chairperson, Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI), has said that the regulatory bodies need to be more vigilant to ensure food safety and quality.