Yearly Archives: 2015



While the world’s first fully-robotic farm will operate indoors, traditional outdoor farms aren’t immune to the coming robotic revolution. Bonirob, developed by Bosch's Deepfield Robotics, is billed to eliminate some of the most tedious tasks in modern farming, plant breeding, and weeding. The autonomous robot is built to be a mobile plant lab, able to [...]

By |2019-12-08T11:43:36+08:00October 21st, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Production Glitches Dampen the Prospects of Neera

KOCHI:It has been over one year since the State Government launched the commercial sale of Neera, the unfermented coconut inflorescence sap. However, the non-alcoholic drink is yet to ‘tap’ its full potential in the Gods Own Country, due to low production and shortage of tappers. According to officials of the Coconut Development Board (CDB), of [...]

By |2019-12-08T11:43:36+08:00October 18th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Neera Can Cure Liver Disease

Neera can cure liver disease, says study A study has found that Neera, a product manufactured from coconut palms, can be used in the treatment of liver diseases. The study was conducted by the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. The study instills hope in both patients with liver disease as well as coconut cultivators. Neera [...]

By |2019-12-08T11:43:36+08:00October 11th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Thai Coconut gears up for $18.41m IPO this year

Thai Coconut Plc, one of Thailand’s coconut product leaders, is planning to issue 150 million shares in a bid to raise 600 million baht ($18.41 million) through its initial public offering (IPO). The IPO is expected to be launched during the second half of this year. The shares offered during the IPO will be equivalent to 27 per cent [...]

By |2019-12-08T11:43:36+08:00October 10th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Brits are going nuts for coconut oil

Consumers are apparently going nuts for coconut oil, the edible oil derived from the flesh and kernel of mature coconuts, it has emerged. Whole Foods, the high street grocer specialising in healthy and organic produce, had its strongest ever month for coconut oil sales last month. The retailer sold six tons of coconut oil across [...]

By |2019-12-08T11:43:36+08:00October 10th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Global water supplies are ‘in distress’, scientists warn

More than a third of the world’s biggest aquifers, a vital source of fresh water for millions, are “in distress” because human activities are draining them, according to satellite observations. Scientists from Nasa, the US space agency, and the University of California, Irvine, analysed 10 years of data from the twin Grace satellites, which measure [...]

By |2019-12-08T11:43:36+08:00June 17th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments