The world’s smelliest fruit ‘could become a super power bank’

Scientists claim to have converted the fruits’ waste portions into super-capacitors that can be used to store electricity efficiently

Tesco trials plastic-free fruit and veg

The supermarket says the pilot will see 45 of its products sold loose at two branches in Watford and Swindon

Lidl announces £1.50 fruitful idea to cut food waste

It is offering 5kg of ‘slightly damaged’ food and veg for the price

Farmers get fruity and save water with satellite tech

Drought-stricken farmers in South Africa are using satellite data to monitor the efficiency of their water use. Dutch company eLEAF says through using its FruitLook technology, users have reported water savings and improvements of at least 10%. The Western Cape Department of Agriculture is providing the service without charge to fruit farmers – it works […]

Core blimey! Aussie apple farmers offered cash to cut energy

Apple and pear farmers in Australia are being tempted to take a bite out of their energy use with grants of up to A$50,000(£30k). Fruit growers in the nation’s state of Victoria can apply for the ‘Capital Funding’ grants which help small to medium businesses with the costs of energy efficiency projects. Annie Farrow at […]