CAS Bioechnology to keep food fresh for 10 years has been applied in Vietnam for the first time.Update: 12/10/2018
Japan has transferred to Vietnam the best biotechnology of preservation agricultural products, food (CAS) nowadays. Agricultural and fisheries products will be kept fresh to 99.7% compared to the last time harvested for up to 10 years.
For years, farmers are going into the season devaluation. The agricultural commodities, especially fruits, often Chinese traders price pressure. Watermelon, lychee ... more time to sell off, dumped as unmarketable.
Through international cooperation, ABI Corporation (Japan) has transferred technology to Vietnam CAS (Cells Alive System). "This is a very modern technology, can cost up to millions of dollars. Looking ahead, if successful, believe that not only melons, and other crops can be stored for several months, possibly up to several years, "the Minister of Science - Technology Nguyen Quan said.
According to Tran Ngoc Lan, Deputy Director of the Institute for Regional Development (Ministry of Science - Technology), in charge of the project, the CAS technology works on the principle of combining rapid freezing temperatures -45 C with the magnetic field, the object is frozen seafood, agricultural products, food ...
Japanese scientists have proven in practice, after 1 to 2 years, or even 10 years depending on the product, preserving food after fresh quality was 99.7% compared with the new harvest. "That was today put on fish, shrimp, litchi, citrus fruits, mushrooms ..., 1 year later, 2 years later still as new. While in Vietnam, past fruit preservatives to be at best only 2 months. Rice after 1-2 years of acne. And in Japan, 5 years maximum fruit, rice remains the original 10 years, "he said Lan.
The ownership Vietnam CAS technology can be seen as an incredible event because this is very new technology in the field of technology and preservation of agricultural and marine products, food that's not all countries have access to .
Mr. Norio Owada, President of ABI Corporation (Japan), as well as the technology patent CAS said: "I look forward to CAS technology transfer in Vietnam will help agricultural workers, fishermen , or the cattle have better lives. Fruit exports, if no preservation techniques will soon broken, then the price will be lower. Vietnam When using our technology, you can put the ingredients or products to countries in the region and in many other countries around the world with a higher price. That is why Japan has chosen Vietnam as the 8th country to transfer this technology. "
Solve the difficult problem of Vietnam agricuture.
According to Tran Ngoc Lan, Vietnam's agricultural products have a very high competitive advantage for tropical food taste, quality, delicious colors consumers in developed countries are preferred. Besides the major export products such as rice, catfish, tuna, shrimp ..., more than 50 kinds of specialty fruits that loves the world, such as lychee, longan, dragon fruit, mango , mangosteen, pineapple ...
Transfer process and cooperation will be divided into 3 phases. The first step (2013 - 2014), building technology centers CAS, 3 selected products tested are: litchi fruit, shrimp and tuna. Phase 2 (2015 - 2016) will transfer technology in a number of businesses CAS seafood, agricultural products in Vietnam, Phase 3 will transfer equipment manufacture CAS in Vietnam, and also establish joint venture production and export of agricultural products, seafood, food Vietnam by CAS technology (with Japan and other countries).
CAS Laboratories went into operation in late June. Mr Lan said: "It is our desire CAS technology will contribute to the technological innovation in the field of post-harvest technology to solve a difficult problem in the development of commercial agriculture, which are preserved fresh seafood and tropical agricultural products and export to Vietnam to serve people's life. "
"There is a season, so we choose fabrics Luc Ngan lychee was first tested products. The immediate goal, to preserve in 6 months. After that, you can store the results within 1 year fabric. That is, here, not individual consumers can purchase lychee specialty food throughout the year that can make exporting to the U.S. and European countries, "he once said.
CAS 33 countries and territories recognized
CAS technology is patented in Japan and is applied in many enterprises seafood, meat and poultry, agricultural products and foodstuffs in Japan. Worldwide, patented technology CAS is recognized in 22 countries, territories and the European Union (11 countries). Currently, CAS is applied in the U.S. (tuna), Canada (fruit blueberries), Mexico (avocado and mango), Ireland and the UK (seafood, tuna ...), Korea ...
Source: http://cafef.vn by Thu Hang