Fresh Takes on Tech

Welcome to Fresh Takes on Tech, a podcast from the International Fresh Produce Association. At IFPA, Our trade association represents companies from every segment of the global fresh produce and floral supply chain. We advocate, ...more

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37

November 09, 2021 00:46:26
PMA Takes on Tech, Episode 37: Plenty’s Secret Sauce for Production: Vertical Towers and more

PMA Takes on Tech, Episode 37: Plenty’s Secret Sauce for Production: Vertical Towers and more

This is the first episode in the last season of 2021 and is focused on Controlled Environment Ag. Nate starts off explaining CEA; it’s benefits and challenges. We talk about how Plenty improves food security, safety and availability. Unlike most vertical farms, Plenty grows on vertical towers instead of flatbeds. Nate has a great description on how this came about and the advantages. We also have an enlightening conversation on breeding for vertical farms. Whether you are a practitioner or are new to vertical farming, you will learn something from this engaging discussion.  ...

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Bonus

November 02, 2021 01:08:52
PMA Takes on Tech, Bonus Episode: Carbon Economy: Where is the Money for the Producers?

PMA Takes on Tech, Bonus Episode: Carbon Economy: Where is the Money for the Producers?

As the federal government invests into carbon sequestration and as entrepreneurs explore "green financing," "negative foods," and carbon credit trading, what are the potential opportunities for producers of specialty crops? Are producers sitting on a gold mine, or is this fool's gold? We will explore these and other questions during this week’s Virtual Town Hall. ...

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36

September 28, 2021 00:37:10
PMA Takes on Tech, Episode 36: Conversation with Food Futurist Jack Bobo on innovation, technology and consumer choice

PMA Takes on Tech, Episode 36: Conversation with Food Futurist Jack Bobo on innovation, technology and consumer choice

We speak with Jack Bobo, food futurist and the author of the book "Why Smart People Make Bad Food Choices." Jack talks about how we ended up with giant-sized food portions in the US and what can be done to redesign our food environment to make better food choices for healthier living. We talk about the role of innovation and technology in solving many of our problems and the imperative to get consumers on board. ...

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35

September 21, 2021 00:39:46
PMA Takes on Tech, Episode 35: Spotlight - Future View From the c-Suite: Bolthouse Farms

PMA Takes on Tech, Episode 35: Spotlight - Future View From the c-Suite: Bolthouse Farms

In this episode, we speak to two executives from Bolthouse Farms about innovation.  The Bolthouse Farms story is a great business case on what innovation and collaboration can bring to a company.  Innovation is woven through everything they do and think about.  There is also an open invitation to reach out to the company with innovative ideas/products/technology at [email protected]  ...

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34

September 14, 2021 00:32:00
PMA Takes on Tech, Episode 34: From Boots on the Ground: Using data management platforms in the field

PMA Takes on Tech, Episode 34: From Boots on the Ground: Using data management platforms in the field

Hear from Randy Pequignot about his journey as a field supervisor for Del Monte AND data management administrator. He uses software to accumulate Ag data from contract of growers through to the processing of snap beans. Randy gives a great view of what is important to him and how data management has helped his operation and his time management. It is always great to hear the voice of the customer of new technology! ...

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33

September 07, 2021 00:35:54
PMA Takes on Tech, Episode 33: Tackling the Carbon Challenge: Track, Trace and Transparency

PMA Takes on Tech, Episode 33: Tackling the Carbon Challenge: Track, Trace and Transparency

The race to develop systems for carbon capture and reduction is on! We dig deeper into the carbon challenge and talk with two innovators who are working with food companies to ensure transparency across the supply chain. The speakers tie together the importance of ESG, effects of climate change, carbon programs and how technology is the “unlock” to solve these issues. ...

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