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Wednesday, November 14, 2018

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Greenbelt Microgreens nursery on the MJ market

New chapter opens up for Canadian microgreen growers

They put organic microgreens on the map, now it’s time for another type of green plant. Ian Adamson and Michael Curry built their company Greenbelt Microgreens from 40,000 sq.ft. up to the current 3.5 acres and, by their extensive knowledge of the plants and the cultivation, extended the shelf life and…

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The Association of Producers and Packers/Exporters of Avocados of Mexico (APEAM)

"We have been able to reconcile the parts that make up this great industry"

"The situation has been resolved. After some intense talks, the militant producers have decided to end their protests. The harvests are resuming normally as of today." The…

Green beans gear up for Thanksgiving

Green beans supply out of California is on the edge of tightening up. “We’re only growing green beans out of Thermal, Ca. right now. We just finished up in the San Joaquin valley but it…

Mexico freeze signals premature season end for some regions

Central and mountainous regions of Mexico are experiencing freezing temperatures this week as a deep southward dip in the jet stream makes its way well south of the border, drawing colder air from the north. The states of Chihuahua, Coahuila, Durango, San Luis Potosi, and Guanajuato are seeing the…

Demand on cooking bananas about to increase sharply

Supply is steady of imported cooking bananas. “There will be a good supply too for the upcoming holiday season,” says Jose M. Roggiero of Freshway Produce Inc. in Miami, Fl. “There haven’t been any major reported shortages from Central or South America.” Freshway brings in the bananas from Costa Rica and Ecuador. “We’ve found a…

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New York apples in good shape despite wet harvest

A wet apple harvest in New York has failed to cause any problems for growers aside from the difficulties associated with rainy harvest days. Overall, the crop came in with good yields and quality, and most growers have now completed picking and are now focused on packing and shipping. "We have completed harvesting, which…

New format for Amsterdam Produce Show

"China way ahead of the west in omni-channel retail"

Yesterday was conference day at the Amsterdam Produce Summit. The whole format of the event changed this year, from a trade show to a conference. The theme was Retail Strategies : Seizing Success in the Omni-Channel Future. According to Lisa Cork from Fresh Produce Marketing, omni-channel is already here and suppliers and retailers…

Celery supplies good ahead of Thanksgiving rush

Supplies of celery on the West Coast are good as the seasons transition from north to south. Salinas is still in production for about three more weeks but the southern regions…

USDA cites Frutera Del Litoral USA LLC in Florida for PACA violations

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has cited Frutera Del Litoral USA LLC, operating out of Miami, Fla., for failure to pay for produce. The company failed to pay $698,992 to five…

Rising demand for convenience foods projects walnut market growth at 4.1% CAGR

Transparency Market Research are offering an 8-year forecast for the global Walnuts market between 2017 and 2025. The global Walnuts market is expected to register a CAGR of…

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Philip van Geest, Van Geest International:

“Prices of cucumbers and iceberg lettuce rising, minimum prices for green bell pepper”

The Dutch greenhouse vegetable season is reaching its final stages. “In the production of bell pepper, a lot of greenhouses have already been emptied, and most growers have already finished with loose tomatoes as well. Some might go on for another week or two. The Dutch aubergine season will last a few…

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Carrefour guarantees freshness of fruit and vegetables

As of September, customers of Carrefour can be sure of the good quality of the fruit and vegetables they buy from the supermarket. In September, the retailer presented its…

Gaëlle Juton, Prince de Bretagne:

"Consumption of cauliflower is growing in France”

The beginning of the cauliflower season was rather complicated. "Normally, growers progressively start the season between mid-October and mid-November, but this year our growers started harvests a little earlier and in a concentrated manner in mid-October, given the weather conditions," says Gaëlle Juton…

Opening of store "Les Comptoirs de la Bio" on Reunion Island

On November 7th, the network Les Comptoirs de la Bio inaugurated its first store overseas on Reunion Island. With its 300 m², this point of sale is located in the town of…

Turkey: Potato harvest under way in various production areas

Potato harvesting continues at full speed in Kayseri which is becoming a more important area for potato production in the country. Potato production areas in Nigde and Nevsehir, two main potato production areas in the country, have been diminishing due to potato wart and Kayseri has been picking up the…

Romain Cools about the French fries war with over Colombia

“Europe must bare its teeth, and if needs be, bite"

The Belgian, Dutch and German potato industries are afraid that it will become increasingly difficult to export frozen French fries to the South American market. Colombia has announced that it will charge anti-dumping tariffs on frozen potato products from these three European countries. “The threat Colombia poses is…

Third set of plans for Vlissingen container terminal also on the rocks

The planned container terminal in the Dutch port of Vlissingen is also a no-go. The businesses in the Vlissingen harbor cannot promise enough containers in advance. This is…

New machine helps when harvesting green asparagus

Asparagus production is in full swing with a tendency towards an intensive production with a high harvesting efficiency. An AspergeSpin using the M-arches system for the management of foil is used for 90 days per season. This intense use of the AspergeSpin makes new demands on the machine. To reinforce this development, Engels Machines further…

Minister for Agriculture pays visit to new La Linea Verde facility in Serbia

The Serb Minister for Agriculture Branislav Nedimović, together with the Head of the Economic Office of the Italian Embassy in Belgrade Matthias Claivaz, paid a visit to the new Serb production site of Italian group La Linea Verde, a leader in the ready-to-eat fresh produce and dish market. The…

Zero Residual: actions and benefits

Several Italian and foreign MMR chains demand the so-called ‘Zero Residual’, as was confirmed by researchers from the Sicural Lab. First of all, it is crucial to specify what we are talking about. A ‘Zero Residual’ occurs when the chemical principles of a given analysed produce are below the instrumental…

Spain: COAG proposes contracts to set fixed vegetable prices

The fruit and vegetable campaign in Almeria has had a good start in terms of prices, with the exception of loose tomatoes, which are still being sold for about 60 cents. The…

Spain: Almeria taking advantage of Morocco's lower zucchini production

This season, the supply of Moroccan zucchini in European supermarkets is expected to be lower, according to the Prices and Markets Observatory of the Government of Andalusia. At…

Spain: Processors start buying oranges at very low prices

The orange juice industry has started buying fruit for just 10 cents per kilo, half as much as last season. The stockists and commission agents, who are the ones buying the…

Significant increase in port logistics expected

HHLA exceeds last year's high level

Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG (HHLA) continued the positive development of the current financial year and once again exceeded the already strong results of last year in the…

Total revenue about a quarter lower than last year

Potato harvest Lower Saxony at historically low level

Market observers are calling the current potato harvest yield 'historically small'. As the Landvolk press service reports, the total German harvest is put at 8.7 million tons,…

Significant shortfall in potatoes, apple sector satisfied

Baden-Württemberg: Harvest year characterized by dry summer

This Thanksgiving, the Statistical Office will give a first comprehensive overview of the harvest quantities in Baden-Württemberg 2018. After a long, cool spring, the year was…

Skepticism among customers, despite good quality fruit

"Difficult market for last strawberries of the year"

The long summer brings us not just small potatoes and long carrots - but also (for the first time) German strawberries in November. However, the market for the autumn products is particularly difficult. Consumers are not immediately accepting of German strawberries, harvested in November and that is why…

New module 'REDpulse' to be presented at the upcoming Interpoma

''Proportion of Class 1 grade apples increased by pneumatic defoliation''

The guarantee of an optimal and even exposure becomes more and more important - especially with modern, red-coated apple varieties. German supplier Fruit Tec GmbH has set itself the goal to enable higher light and temperature incidence, guaranteeing optimal coloration of the pome fruit. For this purpose,…

British cabinet meeting today after reaching preliminary agreement

Brexit deal: Brits could remain in the customs union for longer

British and European negotiators have reached an agreement over Brexit. A cabinet meeting is planned for today at 14:00 GMT. Here, the British Prime Minister, Theresa May,…

Easy peel avocado launched in the UK

It’s one of the messiest and potentially dangerous kitchen chores – slicing and scooping out the flesh from an avocado. But at last help is at hand – Tesco is exclusively launching the world’s first ever avocado that easily pulls away from its skin once cut in half. The fruit, EasyAvo, is grown in South Africa and…

Poland courting East Africa as trade partner

Poland is revamping its relations with Africa, already having advanced a $110 million credit to Tanzania to improve its agriculture and food security sectors. Speaking to The EastAfrican in Warsaw, deputy director of the Department of Economic Co-operation in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Konrad Pawlik said that,…

First highly specialized pear-processing plant built

July 16th 2018 saw the opening of the new 18-lane plant equipped with UNITEC Uni 9.0 Pear technology with Pears Sort 3 system to sort different pear grades. It is the first plant in the world highly specialised in pear processing and grading. David Garcia, president of Diamond Fruit Growers, clarified their reasons: "The…

Greenbelt Microgreens nursery on the MJ market

New chapter opens up for Canadian microgreen growers

They put organic microgreens on the map, now it’s time for another type of green plant. Ian Adamson and Michael Curry built their company Greenbelt Microgreens from 40,000 sq.ft. up to the current 3.5 acres and, by their extensive knowledge of the plants and the cultivation, extended the shelf life and…

Grape growers invest in late varieties

Greeks extend European grape season

With the Thompson Seedless grapes, Greece held a winning card. Spanish growers have now also switched to the seedless grape production, and these new varieties are also being planted in Italy. Time for the Greeks to take action before they’re pushed off the market. “Greece is in danger of losing its…

Global food security improvements projected to be largest in Asia

ERS’s annual International Food Security Assessment (IFSA) estimates and projects levels of food insecurity at a national level for 76 low- and middle-income countries. Using a demand-oriented model, ERS projects per capita food consumption based on prices and income and evaluates it against a daily…

Turkey: Onion prices could skyrocket to 2 USD per kg in January

Antalya Trade Association Chairman, Ali Candir, warned consumers about the potential rise in onion prices in the approaching winter months. Ali Candir: “The sale price of onion during August and September was around 0.22 USD per kg and 80 % of these products have gone to waste. We have lost a significant…

Victorian veg makes a comeback

Making their way exclusively into selected shops are Victorian favourites salsify and Fenland celery - specially grown in the Fens for sale in the Victorian Christmas markets in London. Fenland celery was extremely…

Turkey: Fig exports have surpassed 300 million USD

AK Party Aydin Senator Mustafa Savas: “Turkey’s fig exports have already surpassed 300 million USD despite lower production due to climate conditions. Normally the annual production projection was around 120,000 tons but due to bad weather, production volume was only around 80,000 tons. However the…

Iceland and Unilever team-up: Marmite Brussels Sprouts

The Iceland supermarket chain has teamed up with Unilever to create a brand-new delicacy: Marmite Brussels Sprouts. Now, on both of these foodstuffs, opinions are divided. To say the least. As Marmite divides a breakfast table, Brussels Sprouts can divide the Christmas dinner table. But now the two have been merged in a brand-new…

Turkey: Annual agricultural production projections for 2018 have been updated

The Turkish Statistical Institute (TUIK) has released new projections for the year of 2018 regarding agricultural production. These projections indicate a 4.2 % decline in grain and other agricultural products, a 3 % decline in vegetables and a 1.7 % decline in fruit production. Grain production is expected to drop…

"Poland is a leader in conventional apples, so why not in organic apples?"

With conventional Polish apples swamping Europe, it might be time for Poland to go about it in a different way. Rather than following the trend, Anna Gabler of Agro Queens decided to create a new one; organic apples not only give farmers and exporters more profits, but also contributes to our health, she…

New format for Amsterdam Produce Show

"China way ahead of the west in omni-channel retail"

Yesterday was conference day at the Amsterdam Produce Summit. The whole format of the event changed this year, from a trade show to a conference. The theme was Retail Strategies : Seizing Success in the Omni-Channel Future. According to Lisa Cork from Fresh Produce Marketing, omni-channel is already here and suppliers and retailers…

UK firms makes new labels that track produce as it spoils

A new type of use-by label for milk bottles could appear on UK supermarket shelves later this year that decomposes as the liquid inside goes sour. Labels such as these,…

Eco-friendly food packaging:

Emma Sicher makes packaging from fermented bacteria and yeast

In a bid to provide a sustainable alternative to plastic, Italian designer Emma Sicher has combined food waste with bacteria and yeasts to create disposable packaging. The project, called From Peel to Peel, sees Sicher make eco-friendly food packaging and containers by fermenting microbial cellulose, a symbiotic culture…

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China: "The ROI of projects is more important than ever"

With the Chinese horticulture market on the rise, there are huge opportunities for both investors and suppliers. However, as both groups might recall, it’s not an easy market. There’s a gap between the Chinese demands and the suppliers' offerings in knowledge, language, culture and other topics. That’s…

Oceania

AU: Montague on track for one of best stone fruit seasons with growing Chinese market

One of Australia's leading produce companies says this year's stonefruit crop is looking the best it has in years, with good fruit volume and size. Montague is gearing up for the start…

New Zealand case: International rip-off or innocent abroad?

After a week of contradictory evidence in the High Court at Auckland, Justice Sarah Katz must decide whether a Chinese-born, Opotiki kiwifruit grower conspired to sell one of…

Town of Chinchilla now has the Big Melon

Successful vote to pick Australia's next 'big thing'

Queensland, home to the Big Pineapple and the Big Mango, has added another jumbo-size fruit to its platter. About 300 kilometres west of Brisbane lies the town of Chinchilla; the 6,600 residents now have their own Big Melon to accompany their annual Melon Festival. The four-tonne Big Melon, almost nine metres wide and more than…

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