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Special  —  Australia / New Zealand

Where a ‘normal’ pear would weigh about 200 g:

Massive 950 gram pear picked in Victoria, Australia

Australia: Foodbank and Perfection Fresh tackle food waste

Food waste is a growing problem, not only in terms of sustainability but also considering the vast number of people who continue to go hungry.The 2017 Hunger Report by hunger relief organisation Foodbank stated that 3.6 million Australians experienced food insecurity at least once during that year, and over.....

Kate Sutherland - Burlington Berries

"Pay people properly and treat them well"

Burlington Berries Pty Ltd is a family-owned company producing soft fruit, established in 2012. With over 35ha of soft fruit, it is one of the largest independent berry growers in Tasmania. Originally one of the richest wheat growing areas in Tasmania, today Cressy is home to many specialised crops including.....

Sarah McCormack - T&G

T&G - Montague partnership has successful first season

Last September T&G Global announced that it had become the license holder of 16 proprietary blueberry varieties in Australia and at the same time had strengthened its relationship with long-term partner, Montague, based in Victoria, Australia. We caught up with Sarah McCormack, executive general manager.....

AU: New data reveals strong growth in fresh salads

Convenience and a desire to eat healthier food have driven a significant growth in fresh salads, according to the latest data from Harvest to Home.The category had both the biggest growth over the past 12 months until 30 December last year, in terms of kilogram volume (11.7%) and dollars (12.5%). AUSVEG.....

Nicola Morris - Tasmanian Irrigation

"You know that you are going to have the water regardless"

Tasmanian Irrigation (TI) says there is enough water in the state to grow the fruit and vegetable industry, it is just a matter of finding a smart way to move and utilise it more efficiently.The organisation has built and operates irrigation schemes across Tasmania, and CEO Nicola Morris says this gives the.....