- Account Manager - Melbourne, Australia
- Grower - Australia
- Director of Marketing & Communications - Summerland (BC), Canada
- Lead Auditor
- Quality Assurance Team EA Region - Antwerp - Quality Assurance Supervisor
- General Manager Australia
- Einkaufskoordinator/in - Austria
- Chief plant protection agronomist
- Сhief agronomist
- Head of Sales for Mexico and Latin America
Top 5 -yesterday
Top 5 -last month
Top 5 -last week
- Official bodies ensuring that recalled lettuce not allowed back in Malaysia
- Baby potato supplier to undergo full re-brand
- Pakistan stops Afghanistan from exporting its apples
- Spanish producers affected by "ridiculously low" Chinese garlic prices
- Food safety about more than just 'keeping regulators happy'
Italy: Ivrea has ‘Battle of the Oranges’ festival
According to a legend dating back to the 12th century, local beauty Violetta was forced to spend her wedding night with the town’s evil lord. In order to save her honour for her betrothed she beheaded the nobleman and set Ivrea free from his tyranny.
A little more prosaically, in the 1930s local girls started to throw oranges, flowers and confetti from their balconies onto the carnival floats so the boys would notice them. With time the gesture became first a duel and then a real food fight between the orange throwers, also known as ‘aranceri’, on the balconies and those in the streets.
Globalnews.ca recounts how the orange-throwing battle, with participants split into noblemen and commoners with the fruits representing the oppressor’s head, recalls the insurrection against the tyrant and was transformed into a spectacular event after the Second World War.
Every year some 500 tonnes of oranges are shipped from Sicily to the Piedmont region in order to provide weapons to these fruity warriors.
Publication date :
Receive the daily newsletter in your email for free | Click here
Other news in this sector:
- 10/18/2018 Invasive beetle causes big problems on Hawaii's Big Island
- 10/18/2018 Spain: A new way to consume fruit on the go
- 10/18/2018 Washington sanctions Iranian banks, factories and mines
- 10/18/2018 AU: Scott Morrison reassures farmers that an "Ag Visa" is still on the cards
- 10/18/2018 More funding to tackle fruit flies in Australia
- 10/18/2018 Qatar - Researchers crack code deciding date palm gender
- 10/18/2018 Pests that spread citrus disease are key to cure
- 10/18/2018 South Africa - Almost R1 billion allocated to Western Cape drought relief
- 10/18/2018 Tearless onions... Who needs them?
- 10/17/2018 England's 50 largest built up areas
- 10/17/2018 Chloe Rutzerveld reflects on 4 years of her mini 3D printed vegetable garden
- 10/17/2018 Fuego volcano continues to threaten Guatemala
- 10/17/2018 Land reform - all over the world
- 10/17/2018 Bugs threaten billion-dollar kiwifruit industry New Zealand
- 10/17/2018 Map projections can certainly be deceptive
- 10/17/2018 US: Kale burgers are coming
- 10/17/2018 Residents fear compost stench from New Zealand mushroom farm
- 10/17/2018 San Mateo County: Mediterranean fruit fly eradicated
- 10/16/2018 An American story - man becomes a millionaire by selling potato peelers
- 10/16/2018 Wholesaler-Distributor produce operation training checklists now available