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AgroFresh to Share Innovative Freshness Solution at Madrid Show
Pennsylvania Ag Connection - 09/22/2022

AgroFresh Solutions, Inc., Philadelphia, announced its participation in Fruit Attraction in Madrid Oct. 4-6. Organized by IFEMA MADRID and FEPEX, Fruit Attraction is one of the main international trade shows bringing together the fruit and vegetable industry. As a global AgTech innovator and the leader in the fresh produce post-harvest segment, AgroFresh representatives will showcase a full range of freshness solutions and digital technologies that enhance the quality and help extend the shelf life of fresh fruits and vegetables.

"We look forward to meeting again with our industry colleagues and customers to share AgroFresh's latest innovations and advancements for reducing food loss and waste," said Juli√°n Herr√°iz, general director for AgroFresh Fruit Protection. "At AgroFresh we're continually pushing the potential of our post-harvest solutions to benefit an expanding range of crops and markets to help improve freshness and quality at each step of the value chain for growers, packers and retailers."

While sharing information about its wide range of innovative freshness solutions, AgroFresh experts will highlight several recent advancements during the show, including:

- Launch of VitaFresh Botanicals Life Select, an organic plant-based coating that helps keep produce fresh longer and reduces food loss and waste. The new product recently received organic certification from CAAE and is OMRI listed.

- Live demonstrations of its FreshCloud Inspection, an integrated digital platform that uses aggregated data, machine learning and artificial intelligence to sustainably address food waste reduction and derive quality and supply chain insights, allowing for real time decisions with live analytics.

- FreshStart disinfectants that are CAAE certified for stone fruit, pome fruit and citrus. FreshStart degrades quickly without leaving residues and can decrease contaminants in water treatment and help make water recycling more efficient and less costly.

AgroFresh Chief Technology Officer Duncan Aust will participate in a panel discussion "Post-Harvest Innovation: The keys for new market access and 0 food-waste" as part of the BioFruit Congress event. Aust will discuss AgroFresh's recent announcement of a new research collaboration with Novozymes to develop sustainable bio-solutions to fight fungal decay.

In addition to new offerings, AgroFresh will prominently feature its quality platform directed to the citrus industry, SmartCitrus along with SmartFresh, its flagship solution for pome fruit, stone fruit, persimmon, melon and other fruits.

Finally, AgroFresh will celebrate some of the company's key accomplishments from the year. On Sept. 13, AgroFresh received the Award for Innovation in Business granted by C√°mara Valencia (Valencia Chamber of Commerce), in Spain. AgroFresh was one of five Valencian companies recognized. The jury selected AgroFresh from a pool of more than 50 nominations, evaluating, among other characteristics, their innovative capacity, business strategy, strategic vision and adaptation to market needs, as well as the ability to collaborate with other companies or organizations in the development of R&D&I projects.

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