However, Brown warned that this is still not enough to foster innovation as quickly as could be achieved and suggested that there is a need for a virtual industry platform to facilitate industry collaboration and innovation. Brown put to the audience that in order to meet the challenge of food security whilst using the planets resources sustainably, the crop protection industry needs to work harder to foster innovation and to do this it needs to further open the channels of communication.
“Collectively we need to work harder. It has taken Exosect a number of years to develop relationships across the industry and it’s through these relationships that we have learned the true scope of our technology. There are a significant number of emerging innovative companies that are only just beginning to understand the full potential of what their technology can achieve. The industry needs to nurture these young companies as they hold to key to advancing innovation and developing products that feed the planet but do not literally cost us the earth”
*Entostat powder is the platform technology for Exosect’s entire range of products. Derived from a natural ‘food grade’ wax which is sustainably harvested from palm trees, Entostat powder acts as a delivery system for a wide range of chemistry.
As the name suggests “Entostat”
Notes to Editors
Exosect is focused on the development of Intelligent Pest Management solutions. Its innovative and cost-effective products help growers, food manufacturers and processors to actively reduce their use of pesticides. These products are used globally in a wide range of sectors including crop protection (agriculture, horticulture and stored products), apiculture and public health. Exosect is a SOFHT (Society of Food Hygiene and Technology) award winner, a category winner in the Guardian Global Cleantech 100 awards and a finalist in the Agrow Awards. This and further news is available at: www.exosect.com
to discover, develop & commercialise, safe, sustainable bio-conventional control solutions for the food industry, that protect food from insect damage and disease whilst reducing use of and dependence on traditional chemical pest control products