Kōrero: Agricultural and horticultural research

HortResearch ripeSense packaging

HortResearch ripeSense packaging

In 2004, Time magazine’s end-of-year innovation roundup cited New Zealand’s ripeSense as one of the year’s 36 greatest inventions. Developed by HortResearch, the packaging protects fruit in transit and storage, and contains an indicator that senses the ripeness of the fruit and changes colour accordingly. The sensor is on the top right of the package. The sensor will turn yellow when these pears are ripe.

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Ross Galbreath, 'Agricultural and horticultural research - Plant & Food Research, Landcare and NIWA', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/19671/hortresearch-ripesense-packaging (accessed 20 May 2022)

He kōrero nā Ross Galbreath, i tāngia i te 24 Nov 2008