Syngenta Wins Innovation Award at Fruit Logistica
This year’s Fruit Logistica Innovation Award (FLIA) went to the tomato “Yoom™” from the company Syngenta Seeds. With around 30% of the votes, it is the winner in the competition to determine the best innovation in the international fruit and vegetable industry.
The Dutch company Syngenta won the FLIA before in 2012, for its red snack pepper “Angello”. The Yoom tomato won voters over with its outer and inner values: depending on the hours of sunlight, its color ranges from purple to black. What remains constant is its high vitamin, mineral and antioxidant content as well as its sweet-sour and tangy flavor, also known as “umami”.
“We are very pleased to have won this award again, because Fruit Logistica is the most important convention for the fresh fruit industry. This will be a major boost for our product. And the award is a great acknowledgment of our work as well as a wonderful motivation for our team,” says Jérémie Chabanis, EAME Food Chain manager Vegetable and Specialties at Syngenta.
The silver FLIA went to Polish company Silbo for its certified fruit and vegetable packaging with water-based dyes and adhesives (“Compostable, Flexible, Printed, Packaging”). It is completely compostable, making it especially sustainable, while the bronze FLIA was also awarded to sustainable packaging: the “SoFruMiniPak® Eco View” from SoFruPak Witold Gai from Poland. It seals quickly, is made from renewable resources, ensures good ventilation and optimized cooling, and is 100% biodegradable.
In 2020, 3,300 exhibitors from 93 countries presented their products, services and technical solutions in Berlin.