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Cherries and blueberries, the best-known Chilean products in China

During the launch of the Chile Week China 2017, Imagen de Chile presented the Chilean image in China study, a quantitative and qualitative research about the Chinese public opinion and those who make decisions on Chile and its products."The idea of these kinds of studies is to have an up-to-date picture of.....

In path of longest total eclipse on the East Coast

Leafy greens grower-shipper excited for solar eclipse

On Monday, August 21st, WP Rawl, grower, processor and shipper of leafy greens in the U.S. will be in one of the three largest areas in the total solar eclipse’s path of totality.The Midlands of South Carolina, as this region is called, is buzzing about with excited chatter regarding the upcoming solar.....

Diederick Knijnenburg, Oakfield Champignons:

Poland is Holland's biggest competitor

It's a calm period in the mushroom market. "The demand is lower in the summer months and a lot of growers have reduced their production. We also produce less in May, June and the start of July. We are now gradually ramping the volumes up again," says Diederick Knijnenburg of Oakfield Champignons.Not.....

Peru: Millions lost due to drought and the Coastal El Niño

Piura's agricultural sector lost 640 million soles due to the drought of 2016 and the Coastal El Niño, stated the Head of the Regional Directorate of Agriculture (DRA), Mario Laberry Saavedra.The drought, he said, left losses of 240 million soles, while the Coastal El Niño caused losses of 212 million soles in.....

Mexico seeks to open markets with agricultural-food safety

In the last six years, the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Rural Development, Fisheries and Food (SAGARPA) has invested more than one billion pesos to promote the application of Pollution Risk Reduction Systems (SRRC) in the production of fresh food.The Director General of Agricultural Food, Aquaculture.....

Working accommodation of 7,900 m2 for rent in Poznan, Poland

A working accommodation of 7,900 m2 is available for rent in Poznan, Poland. Wolter Koops has working accommodation for rent for logistical and/or production activities at a strategic location, directly on the A2/E30.Modern building;Approx. 7,900 m2 floor area;Loading docks provided;Address: Ul. Fabianowska.....

Australia's deputy PM found to be a New Zealander

Australia’s deputy prime minister, Barnaby Joyce, may be ineligible to sit in the country’s parliament after it emerged he is a New Zealand citizen.Joyce is potentially the fifth politician in recent weeks to fall foul of constitutional rules barring dual citizens from Australia’s parliament.The laws, designed.....

Strange: Chinese person eats 15 red peppers in pepper bath

The Netherlands has the Dutch Cucumber Sorting Championship; in the UK they battle for growing the largest vegetables and in China you can be the best at eating peppers whilst sitting in a bath of them.The title of "Pepper King" was fought for this weekend for the first time in the Chinese province of Hunan......

BÖLN trial

Cultivation of organic vegetables in Winter - Lettuce and Cucumbers from polytunnels

Organic vegetables and organic milk are the two most important organic food groups for retailers in Germany. Through this, regional production is gaining importance. More than three quarters of consumers say they prefer regional products. But in winter, many businesses are having a hard time providing a broad.....

Mexico: Looking to reduce arsenic in crops

Researchers from the Departments of Food and Agricultural Mechanics of the Division of Life Sciences (DIEVA) at the University of Guanajuato, Irapuato-Salamanca campus are working on the prototype of filters and membranes to clean the water with which the crops are irrigated.Maria Rosario Abraham Juarez, a PhD.....

Argentine fruit growers waiting for 540 million pesos in aid

August will be a key month for the fruit growing activity of the Alto Valle de Rio Negro and Neuquén, which is waiting for 540 million pesos to prune the fruit crops; an activity that should have already been done. The delay in the aid that hundreds of producers require to conduct pruning activities, something.....

Unmeltable ice cream thanks to a strawberry extract

The ice cream from the Japanese store Kanazawa Ice can maintain its appearance and taste for five minutes in the sun.Scientists have created an unmeltable ice cream using a liquid form of a polyphenol obtained from strawberries.The polyphenol ensures that the fat and water do not separate from the ice cream's.....

Peru: The FTA with Australia is expected to be quickly negotiated

The negotiations for a trade agreement with Australia began a short time ago but, given that country's and Peru's level of openness, the process is expected to be fast, to the point where the FTA can be signed by the first quarter of next year, said the president of the Association of Exporters (ADEX), Juan.....

China: Heavy rain leads to major damage in Li village

Recently, continuous heavy rain has turned Li village into a water village. Many fields, houses and cars have been flooded. The damage is enormous.Cars can be seen drifting through the streetsThe situation is the worst in Zaohang village, where many villagers have to wait on the roof for helpThe streets after.....

New gadget is a DIY fruit & vegetable face mask

A new gadget called the EgoEra DIY by the Natural Fruit Vegetable Beauty Automatic Multifunction Facial Mask Maker, has been developed enabling consumers to make their own facemasks with organic and natural products from home. The mask maker creates a face mask by making use of fruits and vegetables to craft.....

Italian woman and son nabbed for stealing 460kg of peaches

Police in southern Italy on Wednesday arrested a woman and her son for stealing 460 kilogrammes of peaches from a local farmer.Police nabbed the 63-year-old woman, F.Z., and her 43-year-old son, S.P., with the stolen fruit as they drove out of an orchard near the Calabrian town of Sibari.The pair, who are both.....

Bananas banned in Scottish primary school

A Campie Primary School in Musselburgh is understood to have introduced the ban after a pupil was identified as having “a serious banana allergy”, East Lothian Council said.Parents were informed at the end of last term and the ban comes into force when the pupils return to school on Wednesday.The decision will.....

Almost 70% higher profit for Ahold Delhaize

Ahold Delhaize has closed the second quarter of 2017. Their turnover increased by 67.3 percent to EUR 16.1 billion. The company's profit also rose by 68.2% to an amount of EUR 355 million.Dick Boer, CEO of Ahold Delhaize: "We are happy to announce such strong results", he said. "A year after the merger between.....

Sweden predicted to be a cashless society by 2030

Two thirds of traders in Sweden believe they will stop accepting cash by 2030, according to a report by Stockholm’s Royal Institute of Technology (KTH).Niklas Arvidsson, one of the researchers at KTH behind the study, believes the prediction is possible."It's going very fast just now. For the banks handling.....

Dutch agrarian sector has lowest environmental impact in the world

The Dutch agrarian sector has the lowest ecological footprint in the world. The agrarian production in the Netherlands has been using residual and waste streams for years, and CO2 emissions are greatly reduced by the use of biomass. Additionally, our country scores high internationally in combating food waste......

Fruit and veggie bouquets a hit in AU

Choosing a dozen capsicums over roses may seem strange to some, but it is the creative idea one SA resident hopes can satisfy the heart — and a hungry stomach.Adelaide Hills resident Vlada Kazimirchuk is the founder of Lunch Bunch, creating edible arrangements using local fruit and vegetables.Having found a.....

Canada looks for fruits and vegetables in Nicaragua

A trade mission made up of ten well-known companies from Canada will arrive in Nicaragua in September with the goal of increasing trade relations with Nicaraguan entrepreneurs, stated the Nicaraguan Association of Producers and Exporters (APEN).The trade mission is made up of the following companies: the Arc.....

Asian hornet could enter UK in 2 decades

The yellow legged or Asian hornet, a voracious predator of honey bees and other beneficial insects, could rapidly colonise the UK unless its spread is combatted, according to new research by the Universities of Warwick and Newcastle, working with the National Bee Unit.Professor Matt Keeling, from Warwick's.....

More space for fresh produce

Green light for Aldi Nord's EUR 5.2 billion investment

Aldi Nord's shareholders have given the go-ahead for the company to invest EUR 5.2 billion in the coming year. This is to modernise all its branches. In Germany alone, all 2 300 of Aldi Nord's branches are going to be transformed to adhere to the ANIKo framework. The shops must be made brighter and more.....

United Fresh

2017 Washington Conference to kick off in historic Senate Kennedy Caucus room

The United Fresh Washington Conference Celebrate Fresh Opening Reception will take place Monday, September 18, 2017 in one of the most historic rooms in the nation’s capital: the Kennedy Caucus Room of the Russell Senate Office Building.Produce industry leaders from across the country will come together to.....

Agri Investment Fund sells shares in Greenyard

Agri Investment Fund has sold its shares in Greenyard. The Belgian Agricultural Investment Fund sold its shares in the Belgian vegetable processing company to the Deprez family. This means the Deprez family now holds more than 50% of the interest in the business. Agri Investment Fund bought shares in.....

Thai coconut ice cream an upcoming culinary trend in Canada

Recently, Thai coconut ice cream has become increasingly popular in Canada. More and more foreigners are enjoying this ice cream without cow's milk, with its new taste. North America is becoming more accepting of coconut products. No matter if it is coconut water, coconut milk cakes, or using coconut in soap,.....

The ALDI Bistro is moving on

With a final concert of the Cologne-based rock band CAT BALLOU, the ALDI Bistro said goodbye to Cologne on the weekend. After about three months at the Mediapark, the new concept will be continued in Munich, starting from early September.The stay in Cologne began just as spectacularly as it ended festively......

Chile: The fruit industry analyzes the export campaigns to the US and to Europe

During the past week, Karen Brux, Director of Marketing of the Chilean Fresh Fruit Association of North America, and Charif Christian Carvajal, ASOEX Marketing Director for Asia and Europe, held several meetings to analyze the promotional campaigns carried out to boost the consumption of Chilean fruit in the.....

Millions in fines and community service for fraud growers

Sixteen cultivation companies from Brabant and Limburg dodged taxes between 2006 and 2010. By participating in a phoney construction they kept profits off the books and had a tax advantage. The businessmen now have to pay fines or carry out community service. This was just announced by the Public MinistryThe.....

Tour de Fresh approaches closest fundraising margin to date

With only days before the event July 25-27, Tour de Fresh, presented by the California Giant Foundation, is encouraging riders, sponsors, and industry members to come together to reach the fundraising goal of $150,000 to place at least 50 salad bars in schools around the country. Currently, Tour de Fresh.....