After cyclone Niran hit New Caledonia with gusts of more than 250km per hour in March, one banana grower refused to accept that much of his three tons of unripe fruit would now be lost. He decided to make lemonade out of lemons - by making his damaged fruit into banana flour. It's an alternative to wheat for consumers looking for gluten-free options, and producers in New Caledonia now hope that this could be the beginning of a whole new local industry.
13 Dec 2021
A greenhouse made of solar panels could point the way forward for the whole agricultural industry. Yet the farming pioneers who came up with the idea didn't find much favor with the local authorities — at first.
27 Jun 2020
Smelly durian fruit forces evacuation of Bavarian post office. An overwhelming smell coming from a suspicious package at a Bavarian post office caused six workers to be taken to hospital and many more to be evacuated – only for police to discover that durian fruit, and not a dangerous gas, was the reason for the panic.