Intense tomato nominated for Innovation Award 2008

Intense tomato nominated for Innovation Award 2008

Nunhems, a seed company and subsidiary of Bayer CropScience, will be at Fruit Logistica in Berlin, the world’s biggest fruit and vegetable trade fair. The company will be presenting its many and varied activities connected with the production of high-quality food to an international trade audience at stand B-09 in Hall 20 from February 7 – 9, 2008. The Nunhems stand is in Hall 8.2 (A-08). Nunhems is a global specialist in vegetable seeds and sharing products, concepts and expertise with the professional horticultural production industry and supply chain. Its portfolio includes varieties and brands in crops such as leek, onion, carrot, melon, cucumber, tomato, watermelon, lettuce, pepper and chicory witlof.

Nunhems Intense tomato has been nominated for the Fruit Logistica Innovation Award 2008. Intense is a full-flesh tomato with a higher density, which does not lose its juice. The high density of Intense makes it a convenient tomato for slicing, dicing and cutting in any other form without losing its shape. The ability to retain the juice results in a lasting fresh appearance after cutting. These characteristics, together with the deep red color make Intense a very convenient tomato for fresh salads, pizza toppings, wraps, sandwiches or as a cooking tomato. Messe Berlin and Fruchthandel Magazine grant the Innovation Award for outstanding innovation in the fresh produce sector and its service industries. As nominated for the award, Intense will be presented to the visitors of Fruit Logistica in a special exhibition area in the entrance foyer.

Bayer is a global enterprise with core competencies in the fields of health care, nutrition and high-tech materials. Bayer CropScience AG, a subsidiary of Bayer AG with annual sales of about EUR 5.7 billion (2006), is one of the worlds leading innovative crop science companies in the areas of crop protection, non-agricultural pest control, seeds and plant biotechnology.

The company offers an outstanding range of products and extensive service backup for modern, sustainable agriculture and for non-agricultural applications. Bayer CropScience has a global workforce of about 17,900 and is represented in more than 120 countries. This and further news is available at: www.newsroom.bayercropscience.com