Quality control and assessment is a vital part of the grain and oilseed production cycles. Environmental factors, processing treatments, and varietal differences are all factors the lead to large variations in product quality and profitability. SCiO – the world’s first and only pocket-sized NIR spectrometer – is radically changing the way farmers, traders and
Hi everyone, it’s an exciting day here at Consumer Physics. The reason is that Cargill, the world’s largest agri-food company and the largest privately held company in America, launched Reveal®, a SCiO based precision agriculture service for dairy farms. Reveal lets dairy farmers analyze the nutritional contents of their herd’s feed. It currently analyzes dry
Quality control and assessment is a vital part of the soy production cycle. Environmental factors, processing treatments, and varietal differences in soybeans are all factors the lead to large variations in product quality and profitability. Maintaining and optimizing both quality and profitability is just one of the many challenges facing today’s soybean industry. Current chemical
Picture this, you’re checking food quality control parameters on the factory floor. In your hand is a wireless device the size of a Zippo. You press a button and a small beam of light scans the material in front of you. Within a matter of seconds detailed nutritional information appears on your smartphone. You move
A funny thing happened to me at the market the other day. Drawn to a trendy new cheese boutique (you know the type, sawdust floor, great cheese and expensive prices), I tasted some highly recommended low fat cream cheese. Indeed, it really was delicious. Rich, full bodied, with exactly the right butter thick consistency and
With this year’s record breaking sugar beet harvest reaching completion, the next few months are set to be a busy time for processing facilities. As with any campaign, factories will be stretched to capacity, operating around the clock, seven days a week, in order to process and refine the beet harvest into top quality sugar.
Those of you following us for a while probably noticed a newly added “SCiO for Business” section on our website. And some of you have been asking us what a cool molecular sensor has to do with industry; with advanced manufacturing, food production, modern agriculture, manufacturing quality control and the pharmaceutical industry. So here’s the