Open Fields on waste reduction in the value chain of processing tomatoes and on innovative applications of soft wheat

In October 2012 Open Fields participated in two important events: the first organized in Parma by Kuminda, having as a subject “food companies, efficiency, waste reduction and recycling of processing by-products”, and the second, organized by the Museo Lombardo di Storia dell’Agricoltura entitled “Wheat, the most relevant source of food for human beings”.
Both appointments saw a good participation of the value chain operators and of the scientific community.


In the presentation at the workshop of Kuminda, Open Fields tried to summarize all the industrial and research initiatives in the North Italian District of tomato, aiming at reducing tomato and water waists during cultivation and aiming at increasing the value of processing by-products. The presentation is available here .
In the report presented at the conference on wheat, Open Fields gave an overview on the most innovative applications of soft wheat, on new transformation processes, nutritional and functional targets and on techniques to reduce immunogenicity of gluten. The presentation entitled “Emerging needs of soft wheat processors”, can be downloaded here.

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