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High Pressure Food Preservation – Is This the Next Food Rage?

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Touch the Soil News # 131 “Treating foods with high pressure rather than high heat or chemicals is a natural choice for better maintaining flavor and nutrients,” says biologist Carole Tonello. A high pressure processing machine (photo – courtesy of Hiperbaric) Tonello works for Hiperbaric, a designer, manufacturer and marketer of high pressure processing machines. High pressure processing evenly subjects fresh foods to high pressures in the range of 70,000 pounds per square inch and higher. The effect of this high pressure is to kill microorganisms while maintaining the biochemical properties of food. Tonello explains that with high pressure, there is very little effect on a food’s flavor, nutrients and…

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Agricultural Innovations on the Rise

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Touch the Soil News #113 –– includes 5 videos Agricultural innovations are on the rise to address all kinds of issues such as nutrition, recycling food waste, labor shortages and more. Following is a sampling of new innovations: California Safe Soils The Company has developed a recycling process that turns waste food into farm fertilizer for a complete harvest to harvest recycling program. See video: Edyn Smart Garden Sensor The company has developed technology that lets you know what’s happening in your garden at all times. Whether you are a novice gardener or managing a small-scale organic farm. The garden sensor gathers and analyzes data about weather and soil conditions-…

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