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NZ kiwano now shipping direct to US east coastNew Zealand Kiwano grower Enzed Exotics has improved access to its sustainably grown fruit by beginning shipments direct to the US East Coast for the first time.Relationships formed at The New York Produce Show in December have enabled the Bay of Plenty growers to establish a shipping base in Philadelphia......
Travelling from Costa Rica to West Yorkshire in a bunch of bananasA tiny lizard is currently recovering after journeying some 10,000 kilometres from Costa Rica to West Yorkshire in a bunch of bananas.Examiner.co.uk reported that the 3 cm-long animal -known as an anole- was found in a warehouse in West Yorkshire. The creature was dehydrated and underweight after the big trip......
Colombia - Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana
Banana waste product makes for slower-melting ice creamBananas grow on trees in closely-grouped bunches, and each of those bunches is in turn is attached to a central stalk. When all the bunches are picked, the leftover stalks are simply discarded. But a team led by dr. Robin Zuluaga Gallego ground up some of the stalks and extracted cellulose nanofibrils from.....
The inside of this tomato looks like a strawberryPosted on Reddit yesterday. What more is there to say?
National Bonnie Plants Cabbage Program
US: Hillsboro 3rd grader wins award for growing enormous cabbageAn American 3rd-grader from Hillsboro, Oregon, won a state championship for growing an impressive and massive cabbage. Anna Kappler was the National Bonnie Plants Cabbage Program's Oregon winner for a 9-kilogram cabbage. She said she had to water it a lot. "And the key is watering it on the bottom, not on the.....
University of Manchester - Western Sydney University
Brussels sprouts and oranges might help fight schizophreniaNutrients found in Brussels sprouts, shellfish and oranges could help fight the early stages of schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders, a recent study claims. The study, from the University of Manchester and Western Sydney University, showed certain supplements could improve classic treatments for.....
Australian poor diets mimic supermarket catalogues
Carrefour trials Supeco in PolandBelgium: Colruyt launches Apporto ‘shared shopping’ serviceBelgium-based Colruyt has formally launched the Apporto service after announcing a trial in January 2018. The retailer said the platform provides a solution that makes ‘it easier to shop groceries for others’. As part of the launch Colruyt highlighted.....
OVERVIEW GLOBAL ORANGE MARKETNorthern Hemisphere growers are getting ready for the end of the orange season. Sizes in Europe were smaller this season due to a drought in the summer. In Italy, this resulted in a mixed mood on the market. Some growers were satisfied while other called it a moderate season. Prices for Spanish oranges rose.....
So this is how Europe looks, as seen from the UK
Why not change your perspective once in a while?
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Roundabout mash-up in KentOn a roundabout near the Kent town of Deal, earlier this week a truck driver flipped his tractor trailer, spilling thousands of potatoes onto the road.News stations all over the world, like foxnews.com, did their best to come up with every potato and roundabout joke known to man, so we did not have to.
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Lidl: Autism Aware Quiet EveningsBrits lead France and Germany for online grocery shoppingAlthough 53% of people in the UK are doing some or all their grocery shopping online, there’s a massive gap between what consumers want, and what retailers are offering, according to new research. RichRelevance’s research shows that more than half of the.....
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Australian hazelnuts focus on export optionsCaboor Farms is a Victorian based hazelnut grower with a focus firmly on domestic and export growth.We're looking at expanding our market to fully realise the value of our hazelnut products," said Founder/CEO Ben Barrow.Recently Fresh Plaza caught up with Ben as he exhibited his products at Japan's FOODEX.....
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When you feel ice sculpting is way too much
Banana ArtIn Shiga Prefecture, Japan, Keisuke Yamada carves faces, animals and more into fruit. He spends his days as an electrician and his spare time as a banana sculptor, starting in 2011.According to atlasobscura.com, he often finds inspirations in people’s movements and favourite movie characters. The texture of.....
Spanish watermelon, leader in the European market
Guatemala becomes world's largest melon exporterGuatemala has taken over Spain's position at the top of the world ranking of melon exporting countries.This has been revealed by data supplied by COMTRADE, the Statistics Division of the United Nations (UN), under code 080719 (fresh and refrigerated MELON) of the Tariff Integrated of the European Communities.....
Global food trends and reefer technologiesAs the world's population is becoming more interested in leading a healthy lifestyle and disposable incomes increase, people become more conscious of choosing nutritious food. Accordingly, the demand for so-called "superfoods" has skyrocketed.Euromonitor claims that China now consumes 40% of the world's fruit.....
Mercadona: 8.5bln euros investment in next six years
Morrisons: strong full year resultsSpain: Eroski to remodel CapraboFrom 2018 the progressive remodelling of Caprabo stores in Catalonia will take place, with a focus on making the stores more attractive to clients. Caprabo has a focus on fresh and local products, many of which come from cooperatives. In a similar vein to Makro Chef’s workshops,.....
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Delhaize: innovative new store opened in Bucharest
Carrefour Brasil plans expansion; considers purchases and partnershipsSingapore: retail sales dropped 8.4% in JanuaryTotal retail sales value also dropped 9.3% from $4.3bln to $3.9bln. Retail sales dropped 8.4% in January 2018 compared to January 2017 when Chinese New Year was celebrated, the Department of Statistics revealed. Excluding motor vehicles, retail sales declined.....
Australian Melon Association
Australian melon sales reduced by 90% in light of Listeria outbreakThe Australian Melon Association (AMA) is reassuring growers that it acted quickly and appropriately following a listeria outbreak.Last month a New South Wales' rockmelon grower was identified as the source of the bacteria, and all affected product has been removed from the supply chain through a Trade Level.....
Year-round table grapes from AustraliaThe Australian continent proved to be very challenging for the first, pioneering grape growers who originally established themselves in the Sunraysia region.Sunraysia is still the major growing region, however, with an eye on the Asian markets and the subsequent need to lengthen the marketing period, producers.....
Robert Graham - Agronico
"We are now the only people producing the tubers hydroponically"Agronomist Julian Shaw set up Agronico in 1985, as a consultancy providing advice for growers. As the company grew they saw the need for more research to solve technical issues. In 1997 the company's research team started running trials on hydroponic potatoes and now has a successful seed potato production.....
Interesting green handicraftSome nice creations from Joan Adah Shola Odiach.
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