Robots can operate at a faster pace than human labor and are particularly suitable for dull, repetitive and dangerous jobs.
Reliable systems keep maintenance to a minimum and output to plan.
Global demand for fermentation chemicals reached 51.83 million tons in 2013 and is expected to climb to 70.76 million tons by 2020.
Researchers in Ukraine have developed an electronic tongue with a silicon surface that they say could be used to quality-check food and drinks and might also have applications in medical diagnostics, pharmaceutical testing and environmental monitoring.
The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) has warned that excessive consumption of energy drinks may have grave consequences and even result in death.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced it had no new policy regarding aging of cheese on wooden boards, effectively easing concerns of U.S. cheesemakers that they might need to put an end to the practice.