The invention relates to a process for producing protein microparticles in dilute organic acid solutions and without the presence of an alcohol such as ethanol. The microparticles are formed by dissolving a cereal prolamin protein in a concentrated organic acid solution with agitation and then...

The Drycard is an affordable device invented by the University of California,Davis in USA  that enables small-scale farmers to measure the moisture content of their produce and therefore prevent mold growth and post-harvest losses.  Retailing for below US $ 1, the Drycard is an inexpensive device...

Omega Canine emulsion combines the benefits of omega-3, Carotene and vitamin e for the benefit of man’s best friend. This product has been approved by the RSA Department of Agriculture, forestry and fisheries and has a number of approvals. omega Canine emulsion has also been approved in Canada. The...

slowRedT is an innovation of Cape Peninsula University of Technology that involves a modified release delivery system of rooibos extract (Aspalathus linearis) to be used as a nutraceutical or dietary supplement that will deliver specific rooibos polyphenolic constituents immediately as well as over...

BamFibre is a natural, gluten-, lactose- and cholesterol- free soluble and insoluble fibre developed at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology.  BamFibre acts as a stabiliser and cryoprotectant in food, aids detoxification and waste excretion and is suitable for high temperature application...

GreenTest is a compact, award-winning, device that tests nitrate levels in fruit, vegetables, meat, and water, helping people to quantify their daily nitrate intake and make healthier choices. The food-safe nitrate levels are determined on the bases of the World Health Organisation (WHO) standards...

VivoCare: Safe Fat Chickens

The use of antibiotic growth promotors (AGPs) in poultry and other livestock farming has become increasingly restricted, and banned in a number of countries, this is in response to the risk of antibiotic overuse creating the right pressure for superbugs to arise. While...

Cultural Practices Rendered Safe

Human Geophagia, a phenomenon widely practised especially in Africa, is the craving and deliberate ingestion of clayey soils. It is frequently practised by women and children to relieve hunger, supply nutritional deficiencies or as folk medicine. Geophagic...

Stress Tolerant Maize Variety: Higher Yield Maize

Food security is an enormous challenge for the smallholder farming sector, especially in the Eastern Cape province where maize production is extensively susceptible to major stresses which include drought, low soil fertility, low soil pH, diseases...

Diagnostic Pain Biomarker Kit: Better Humane Meat Quality

This technology exploits the use of pain biomarkers to develop quantitative testing methods to establish or improve quality control measures in abattoirs with the aim to promote more humane slaughter practices. The technology provides a...