Drought information: May 11, 2023.
The latest announcement of the National Meteorological Service on the drought index
In the Great Plain, the amount of precipitation for the last 30 and the last 90 days also shows a significant negative difference compared to the long-term average, so the layer near the surface of the soil has dried out quite a bit, and the middle soil layer has also lost a lot of its moisture content. In particular, drought can be observed in the wider area of Budapest and in the Alföld in relation to summer plants that are still shallowly rooted.
In the continuation, however, our weather will turn rainy, there is a prospect of a significant amount of rain in several waves in the week ahead, so the current drought will end in the next few days.
LOOKOUT: Serbia – The 90th International Agricultural Fair opened in Novi Sad – GALLERY
The International Agricultural Fair in Novi Sad celebrated its 90th anniversary this year
István Pásztor, the President of the Assembly of the Vojvodina Autonomous Region, visited the jubilee 90th International Agricultural Fair yesterday and viewed the stands of the institutions located in the “Master” hall of KITE Kft. and the Hungarian exhibitors in the 2nd hall, who was received by Slobodan Cvetković, CEO of Novosadski Sajam.
There can be serious demand for printed fish fillets
The first laboratory fish fillet is being developed by an Israeli-based company
The first laboratory fish fillet is being developed by an Israeli-based company. Due to the dwindling fish population and high environmental taxes, laboratory-grown fish foods may come to the fore, writes Euronews . The author refers to a study by Dalhousie University, according to which fish may practically disappear from the oceans by 2048, which, in addition to high environmental taxes, is expected to generate even more demand. The first fish fillet produced in laboratory conditions and printed using 3D technology may be on the market in Singapore next year.
It is also true for this product that cell culture is still a very expensive process, so the production costs are still uncompetitive compared to products made from traditional raw materials.
Steakholder Foods believes that their printed meats are more sustainable food, and the company supports forward-thinking and sustainable people, companies, organizations and countries. They believe that cultured meat will play a crucial role in significantly reducing the meat industry’s carbon footprint, reducing water and farmland use, and making meat safer and more accessible. We should have no illusions about the technology : it can be seen on the company’s website that the selected stem cells are obtained by sampling. If you scroll down, you can also learn about the concept of “bio-ink”, from which the meat slices are born in the incubator at the end of the process.
In the TIME article , you can read more interesting facts about how Israel became the global center of alternative meat technology. They also write about the fact that they appeared at the Food Tech Israel exhibition with amazing products such as reduced-sugar sugar, protein bar with all the positive properties of breast milk, caviar made from modified lake green algae, cheese made from microalgae, roast beef made from fermented vegetable proteins, and we could go on and on. The only animal-based product at the event was a single liter of cow’s milk hidden behind the plant-based drinks offered in the cafe.
It’s an interesting new world, given that Israel is second only to the United States in startups and investment in alternative protein companies, and has the highest per capita consumption of poultry. At the same time, it ranks fourth in red meat consumption, while the largest number of vegans in the world also live there.
Source: Krisztina Pető – NAK
National ice damage mitigation system – two-week summary 24.04.2023. – 05.07.
NAK issued a statement on the results of the National Ice Damage Mitigation System
Presentation of thunderstorm days from April 24 to May 7, 2023 in terms of generator activation and meteorological conditions
The weather between April 24 and May 7 was different from the average, as in previous weeks. In the given period, the distribution of precipitation was extreme, as larger amounts of precipitation fell in several areas, while larger areas remained dry.
Overall, the period was drier in most of the Great Plain, while it was wetter in Transdanubia and the northern part of the country. The last week of April was several degrees colder than usual.
Unusually for the weather of the period, several ice-threatening thunderstorms and four supercells formed in the country, so the ground generators were switched on for 8 days.
The affected ground generators were switched on according to the arrival and formation of ice-threatening thunderstorms.
The following maps show how much the generators had to be operated on average per county during the examined period (image 1) , as well as to what extent the thunderstorms that developed were dangerous and which areas were affected (image 2) .
More details can be found on the NAK website here.