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Dynamic controlled atmosphere for better quality apples

Dynamic Controlled Atmosphere (DCA) appeared in Canada ten years ago where O2 rates are lowered to 0.5% thanks to a sophisticated system used to monitor fruit quality during the process.
Apples are the most consumed fruit in the world, with a production 65-75 million tons worldwide, 9-11 million of which in the EU.
Controlling O2 and CO2 levels during storage made it possible to double storage life of apples.
More recently, chemical use criticized by consumers incited syst...

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