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Global agri-food business AB Agri partners with agritech company Aceae Nutra to develop a new tomato-based product that could offer a natural way to reduce traditional treatment in animals

AdobeStock 603253120Trials using tomatoes will determine the product's effectiveness as a feed material in animals. (Image source: Adobe Stock)

The two companies are working together to assess its application in livestock animals. Tomatoes being grown by AB Agri will be used in trials to determine the effectiveness of the product as a feed material. 

"The industry is looking for ways to responsibly reduce the use of traditional treatments that bring either environmental or resistance concerns and this product is an exciting new prospect that offers real potential to achieve this goal," said head of innovation at AB Agri, Natasha Whenham. She further explained the company's commitment to nurture new technologies that have the potential to make a real impact in the production of responsible, affordable food – and turning those ideas into industry-relevant solutions.

"The data we have generated from initial lab-based trials is really promising," said director of Aceae Nutra, Andrew Bottley, expressing his delight to be working with AB Agri to take the product to the next stage.