When shopping for the humble carrot, spare a thought for the effort and technology that goes into bringing to market a clean and wholesome looking commodity. Soil and stones have been removed, haulm (stalks) taken off, they have been cleaned and polished, and graded to size—all before packaging.
The maturing of wine calls upon ancestral know-how and methods, but also on the most up-to-date techniques and materials. From vine to glass, and including the subtle stages of wine-making, stainless steel plays an important part in every stage of the process.
In India, food and beverage processing, preserving and distribution are becoming increasingly important—both to ensure the availability of food at a relatively low cost for this vast country’s growing population and to fuel a developing export sector. Because of its climate diversity, India is one of the few countries in the world capable of producing a wide variety of crops and an abundance of livestock year round. And nickel-containing stainless steel is playing a key role in India’s food processing industries through its use in equipment, components and appliances.
Italy is known for both its love of food and its love of design. And by virtue of its hygienic properties, corrosion-resistant characteristics and attractive finish, nickel-containing stainless steel has played a notable role in this love affair.
Dairy cows can seem gentle creatures—and for the most part are. But with an average weight of 475 to 700kg, they can cause damage if they lean against barriers or piping and can pack a hefty kick or a targeted neck swing if irritated. To the farmer, strength and toughness to resist battering are important for housing barriers as well as food and water dispensing equipment. And longevity, corrosion resistance against excrement as well as disinfection and ease of cleaning are also required. Cow manure is a beneficial fertiliser for gardens and fields and plays its part in biogas production but as slurry in farm buildings, it does have its drawbacks.
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Food supply and food safety are very much current issues across the globe. According to the World Health Organisation, one in ten people fall ill each year from eating contaminated food and 420 thousand people die each year as a result, with young children at particularly high risk. These statistics urged the WHO to dedicate World Health Day in 2015 to “Food safety: from farm to plate, make food safe”.
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Have you ever stopped to think about the design and craftsmanship that goes into the most familiar of domestic utensils—the knives, forks and spoons that are part of daily life? David Mellor (1930-2009), one of the best known 20th century British designers built his reputation on beautiful and functional cutlery which are now modern design classics.
In the middle of a cornfield, near a small town in Kentucky, an innovative, state-of-the-art bourbon distillery is set to open its doors. Situated on 40 hectares, the 3460 square metre facility is being erected at a cost of US $25 million. When it starts production it will have a 5.7 million litre capacity with the ability to easily expand to 22.7 million litres without disrupting the current design. It will be the largest new distillery in America.
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