Seed Treatment – A solution to protect high quality seeds

“B-300 could potentially be applied to more than 90 million acres by 2025, and become one of the biggest biological products in the agriculture industry”, says Colin Bletsky, Novozymes’ vice president for The BioAg Alliance. Colin was talking about a new microbial, namely Acceleron B-300 SAT, that Novozymes (in partnership with Monsanto) has launched; this…

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Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.

The ancient Greek physician Hippocrates, in his famous quote, written around 5th century BC, was essentially referring to nutraceuticals. The portmanteau of the words “nutrition” and “pharmaceutical”, was coined in 1989, by Stephen L. DeFelice, founder, and chairman of the Foundation of Innovation Medicine. Nutraceutical is any substance considered as food or its part, which,…

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Emulsifiers: Micro Technology with Macro Effect

Introduction Water and oil, when mixed together and vigorously shaken, form a dispersion of oil droplets in water. Once the shaking stops, the phases start to separate. However, when an emulsifier is added to the system, the droplets remain dispersed, and a stable emulsion is obtained. An emulsifier consists of a water-loving hydrophilic head and…

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