Grufesa and AMC Chemical are launching the project, ‘Development of a new integrated technology based on various bioeffectors to increase the useful life of strawberries’ (IDI–20160667), financed by the Centre for the Development of Industrial Technology (CDTI), affiliated to the Ministry of Economy, Industry and Competitiveness, and with the collaboration of CEU San Pablo University (Madrid). It aims to create a new integrated technology that is capable of improving and increasing by 40% the post-harvest life of strawberries depending on environmental conditions, with a minimum input of agrochemicals, thereby contributing to food security within sustainable agriculture.
The end result is a food product with 40% greater durability, which improves its organoleptic properties and enables it to be sold in previously unreachable markets. It also raises its quality standards beyond nutritional parameters, strengthening its position as a healthy food product.
This project opens the door to a residue-free technology that improves the process as well as offering significant benefits to the strawberry industry.