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The Freshness Lab team maintains media collaborations to disseminate information and public awareness about the science and technology behind fruits and vegetables, the properties of these produce and the ways they reach the consumer.  


Recent interventions in generalist and specialized media

  • Interviewed by Ana Rute Silva for the article “Hypers want growers producing year round”, newspaper Público, August 28, 2016, pp. 32-33 [in Portuguese]. Read here.

  • Domingos Almeida interviewed by Sara Pelicano, «Suppliers are the main source of innovation for the agricultural sector», Frutas, Legumes e Flores magazine, May 2016 [in Portuguese]. See here.

  • Ana Oliveira interviews Domingos Almeida for O Quercus, n.º 74, April 2016, on the Freshness Lab and the horticultural industry.

  • Interview to Ana Clara, "Freshness Lab: The Science of Freshness and Flavor", Agrotec, December 2015, pp. 65-70.

  • Statement about the film maker and flower grower Aurélio Paz dos Reis, in the documental TV series “À Porta da História”, broadcasted on RTP Internacional, 20 December 2015. See here [in Portuguese].

  • Almeida, D. 2015. Poinsettia, the Christmas star. Fugas. Jornal Público, 21 November [in Portuguese]Read here.

  • Interview of Domingos Almeida to Isabel Martins (text) and David Oitavem (photo), "There is no appreciation for accuracy", Vida Rural nº 1810, September 2015, pp. 12-19. [in Portuguese].

  • Almeida, D. 2015. Living soil of your garden. Fugas. Jornal Público, 26 September (in celebration of the International Year of Soils). Read here [in Portuguese].

  • Almeida, D.P.F. 2015. Shaping fruit: technologies and new product development. Frutas, Legumes e Flores 155: 54-57. [in Portuguese].

  • Costa, J.M., Reis, M., Passarinho, J.A., Palha, M.G., Carvalho, S.M.P., Almeida, D. & Ferreira, M.E. 2015. Environmental sustainability of protected horticulture. Revista da Associação Portuguesa de Horticultura 118: 42-45.​  [in Portuguese].

  • Gonçalves, R.C. & Rodrigo, I. 2015. Hortas urbanas: uma solução para a regeneração urbana aliada ao desenvolvimento saudável da população. Revista da Associação Portuguesa de Horticultura 117: 29-36.

  • Almeida, D.P.F. 2015. Aurélio da Paz dos Reis e a horticultura portuense na segunda metade de Oitocentos. Revista da Associação Portuguesa de Horticultura 117: 18-23.

  • Almeida, D.P.F. 2015. Tecnologia pós-colheita e a competitividade da hortofruticultura portuguesa. Frutas, Legumes e Flores 150: 10-14.

  • Presence in the panel of the TV show  “Sociedade Civil”, RTP 2, on social horticulture, broadcasted on 3 July 2015. See here.

  • Almeida, D. 2015. Rocha, a pereira de Portugal. Fugas. Público, 20 de fevereiro. Read here.

  • Participation in the radio show “Prova Oral” presented by Fernando Alvim, Antena 3, 11 September 2014, on the ocasion of the launch of the Handbook of Floriculture. Listen here[in Portuguese].

  • Interview to Ana Rute Silva (text) and Sandra Ribeiro (photo), “The new life of fruit”, Revista 2, Jornal Público, 8 July  2014, pp. 32-35. Read here[in Portuguese].

  • Interview to Ana Rute Silva, “Desperdício de comida no campo e na fábrica dá para encher todos os caixotes do lixo do país”, Revista 2, Jornal Público, 7 December 2014, pp. 8-11. Read here[in Portuguese].

  • Almeida, D. 2014. Desafios à competitividade da fruticultura portuguesa. Frutas e Legumes 145: 8-9.


Media references to the Freshness Lab 

  • Público, August 28, 2016: “Hypers want growers producing year round”.

  • Agrotec (december 2015): "Freshness Lab: The science of freshness and flavor", entreview to the head of the Freshness Lab.

  • Tecnoalimentar (26 November 2015): "More than 200 participants in the debate about the future of the food industry".

  • Revista de Hidroponia, Brazil (13 November 2015): "ISA launches a new laboratory specialized in horticulture".

  • Vida Rural (10 November 2015): "University of Lisbon is associated with the World Food Preservation Center LLC".

  • Agronegócios (4 November 2015): "University of Lisbon in an international consortium joint forces to reduce postharvest losses".

  • Frutas, Legumes e Flores (4 November 2015): "University of Lisbon in an international consortium to fight hunger".

  • Frutas, Legumes e Flores (16 October 2015 and issue no 157 printed edition): "Pome Fruit Postharvest Institute meets in November".

  • Vida Rural (September 2015): "There is no appreciation for accuracy", interview to the head of the Freshness Lab.

  • Hipersuper (2 September 2015)

  • Agronegócios (2 September 2015)

  • Frutas, Legumes e Flores (2 September 2015)

  • Agrotec (2 September 2015)

  • Diário Agrário (2 September 2015)

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