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PMA Virtual Town Hall

COVID-19: what’s the ROI on the industry’s pandemic investments?

Six months into the pandemic, the fresh produce industry has felt the economic impact of investing in greater resources around COVID-related safety—whether it’s educating workers, implementing physical distancing and more. But, as this week’s PMA virtual town hall discussed: what effect have these…

Carrots and tomatoes may help reverse Alzheimer symptoms

Researchers at the University of Southern California, who have recently conducted a study on how diet can influence the development of Alzheimer's, are obtaining promising…

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UK: 380 workers tested for virus at Staffordshire fruit farm after COVID case

More than 350 people were tested for Covid-19 at a Staffordshire fruit farm after a worker tested positive for the virus. The Staffordshire County Council carried out tests at…

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Ozone brings MRLs of fungicides and pesticides down within limits

Restrictions on the use of pesticides and fungicides are becoming increasingly stringent. In some cases, changes to Maximum Residue Levels (MRLs) are made by governments overnight, putting a lot of pressure on growers and exporters. “Most of the pressure is coming from the European Union,” says Christian…

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Broccoli and Brussels sprouts associated with less extensive blood vessel disease in older women

New research has shown that broccoli and Brussels sprouts could be the most beneficial when it comes to preventing advanced blood vessel disease. The research, published in…

Grafting watermelons prevents disease, WSU study shows

A new study from Washington State University’s Department of Horticulture found that splice grafting helps watermelons resist disease. For more than 10 years, watermelon…

"Our crops have not been affected, but we're closely monitoring air quality for workers"

Produce industry comments on California fires

It is fire season in California, and this season so far has seen a higher number of fires than in previous years. The current heatwave that the state has been experiencing has had its own effect on crops, and now the farms are seeing smokey skies. CNN reports that over 40,000 acres of land has burned in…

Two mental fitness programs now available from Connect 2 Potential

Each of us is affected by stress and anxiety to some extent. According to Wendy McManus, Leadership Coach with Connect 2 Potential, it is the universal condition. The…

Australian dragonfruit grower hopeful of an increase in demand as more production comes online

A Northern New South Wales dragonfruit grower would like to see consumption of the fruit in Australia grow, as more of his plants come online in coming seasons.   While North Byron Farms still has fruit on the trees this winter, the main consignments wrapped up in June. Owner Anthony Johnston says while 2020 was…

"People want to eat more nutritious food, especially those linked with boosting immunity."

Tapping into the health benefits of blood oranges to help increase sales

One of Australia's leading blood orange producers has launched a new campaign in 2020 focused on promoting the health benefits and nutritional values of the fruit. Redbelly Citrus is in the peak of its season, and director Len Mancini says the main message that his company is trying to get across this…

Colombian researchers develop cherry tomatoes that have greater anti-cancer properties

Researchers from Colombia's National University's Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, led by Professor Mario Augusto Garcia, have managed to develop a selection of cherry tomato…

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UK: COVID-19 outbreak on Herefordshire farm 'successfully contained'

According to UK health officials, a COVID-19 outbreak among farm workers in Herefordshire has been successfully contained with no more cases, or spread to the wider community.…

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FDA announces 'qualified health claim' for some cranberry products

The US Food and Drug Administration has responded to a petition submitted on behalf of Ocean Spray Cranberries, Inc. which requested authorisation of a health claim regarding…

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Blueberry & persimmon waste powders may have beneficial effects on gut microbiota

Scientists are exploring options for transforming fruit and vegetable by-products -like peels or pulp discarded during processing- into nutritious food ingredients and…

Colombian Banana Growers' Union Calls for Accelerated Testing of COVID-19

The 20-day delay in delivering the results of the COVID-19 tests since they were taken has led the Colombian Banana Growers' Association (Augura) to demand that the Healthcare…

“Our contribution to a healthier future is now more important than ever.”

Future consumers will attach far more importance to health and well-being food products over the coming years. In anticipation of this upcoming food movement, Takii recently…

Coronavirus outbreak in Lleida linked to the horticultural sector

The coronavirus outbreak that has spread in the Lleida region of Segrià is closely linked to the fruit and vegetable sector of the region. Twelve of the 20 outbreaks detected in the area correspond to such companies and 28% of those hospitalized in Lleida were workers in the fruit sector, reports José…

Outbreak of Cyclospora Infections Linked to Bagged Salad Mix

CDC, public health and regulatory officials in several states, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration external icon (FDA) are investigating a multistate outbreak of…

Queensland's Natural Evolution creates Green Banana GUTHEALTH+

How fresh produce waste is being turned into gut health fibre supplement

A Queensland based food innovation company has produced a new health product, made mostly from discarded fruit and vegetables, which is being released. Natural Evolution has created an Australian first 3 in 1 Multifibre, called GUTHEALTH+, a synbiotic blend of prebiotics and probiotics, which supports,…

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Aspirin and flavonoids in fruits and vegetables might help prevent colorectal cancer

Experts claim that a diet rich in fruits and vegetables and a daily dose of aspirin have one thing in common: both can help prevent colorectal cancer. Yet scientists have…

Israeli scientists develop a tomato that fights degenerative eye diseases

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem reported that a team of Israeli scientists has developed Xanthoma, a new tomato variety that can help fight degenerative eye diseases. This…

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Black raspberries could reduce skin inflammation and allergies

A study on mice seems to indicate that diets with a high content of black raspberries could reduce skin allergy and skin inflammation related to contact hypersensitivity.…

Spanish researchers develop broccoli plants with greater anticancer potential

A group of researchers from the Center for Edaphology and Applied Biology of the Segura, Cebas-CSIC, led by Micaela Carvajal, is developing a project called "Implementation of…

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"Our label uses only oxygen and light to sterilize the handles of shopping carts"

The current exceptional situation surrounding the coronavirus has brought about several innovations. Companies worldwide are preparing for a "new normal". This includes, at the forefront, hygiene measures in daily life, such as frequent hand washing and disinfecting of surfaces. K-D Hermann LLC…

Grower develops low sugar level variety

A new, diabetic-friendly Andhra Pradesh mango

There is a good news for diabetics. Kongara Ramesh, a progressive grower of Tarluwada village, near Anandapuram, has developed a mango variety with low levels of sugar. “The total soluble sugar (TSS) of this variety is only 16 as against 20 and 25 that of common mango varieties. Despite being low in…

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COVID-19 has altered the diet of Ghanaians

In order to stay healthy during the pandemic, Ghanaians are now adding more fruits and vegetables to their diet. The proper intake of fruits and vegetables protect the body…

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Distributing vitamin-C enriched fruits among people to boost immunity

According to Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb, the state government will start free distribution of vitamin-C enriched fruits among people in urban areas from Saturday…

Researchers from Otago, Auckland and Melbourne Universities Thanakorn Suppamethasawat

Food taxes coupled with fruit and veg subsidies can bring major health gains

According to researchers from Otago, Auckland and Melbourne Universities, a consumer tax on the saturated fat, salt and sugar content of food, accompanied by a 20 per cent…


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