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A new project will use laser technology to get rid of weeds on crops without pesticides

The WeLASER project will create an autonomous robot with intelligent vision for detecting weeds and later applying a strong laser to exterminate them and prevent them from spreading.

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Simple and non-polluting CO2 treatments improve the conservation of table grapes

A team from the Institute of Science and Technology of Food and Nutrition (ICTAN-CSIC) of Madrid and the University of Almería is studying viable and non-polluting solutions for improving the preservation of table grapes, which can be applied in a way simple in postharvest processes.

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Plants as antifungal factories

CSIC scientists at the CRAG, the IBMCP and the IATA centres, have demonstrated that plants can be used as antifungal factories, enabling a sustainable, safe and non expensive production of these antifungal proteins. The results of the research published in the Plant Biotechnology Journal could impact the pharmaceutical and agri-food industries.

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New natural coatings from tomatoes improve the preservation of pork

A team of CSIC researchers has achieved gelatin coatings that would delay the oxidation process of the product during storage. The stability of the compounds opens up avenues of research into their possible antioxidant effect after digestion.

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Seafood Tomorrow, a European project for improving seafood sector

SEAFOOD Tomorrow is a new European Union Horizon 2020-funded project aimed at developing sustainable solutions to improve the safety and dietary properties of seafood. A scientific team of the CSIC is involved in the project.

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