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Katie’s Krops founder releases children's book

51 min 31 sec ago
Katie Stagliano, 16-year-old founder and director of Katie’s Krops, is now the published author of Katie's Cabbage. The children’s book shares the story of the little cabbage seedling and the big ideas of generosity and service that motivated Stagliano to turn her experiences into Katie's Krops, a national.....
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AU: Veggie Patch Project comes to end

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Job seekers planted seeds and grew vital skills thanks to the Veggie Patch Project, which has come to an end after 18 months.More than 100 raised garden beds were installed in communities across the North-West Coast by the group of 25 participants, giving older people, those with low incomes and families.....
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Philippines: 'No need for genetically modified strawberries'

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Benguet farmers do not need frost resistant varieties of strawberries yet. Leoncia Tandang, a professor from the College of Agriculture of Benguet State University, said while there are already genetically modified varieties of strawberries available abroad, strawberry farmers in the province do not need.....
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Italy: 45% of Abate Fetel pears already sold

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The definitive data concerning the Italian pear production reports 736,000 tons produced at a national level, quite a lot below the country's potential. Supply is similar to last year's and 6% less than the 2009-2012 average.This is what emerged from OI Pera data processed by theCSO.As regards pear stocks in.....
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Promising future for Chilean blueberries in China

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Chile's 2014-2015 blueberry export season appears to have left last season's problems behind; consequently, volumes are expected to increase by 40%, reaching a total of 100,000 tonnes shipped."In terms of volume, the campaign has been very good so far; the weather has been favourable and we haven't suffered.....
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Tree fruit nurseries: often forgotten player

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While the grower receives much of the credit for the fruit in the supermarket produce department, and deservedly so, many accomplishments in the nursery are also vital in the overall satisfaction the consumer receives when biting into a tasty, juicy fruit variety. It also helps to have a rich history as a.....
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US (IN): Students seek solution for melon producer

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Melons aren't only good for health but, as a group of Indiana State University business students learned this fall, can also help in applying the concepts of supply chain management in a real world setting.Instead of textbook-driven projects, Kuntal Bhattacharyya, assistant professor of operations and supply.....
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AU (Queensland): Lychee harvest begins

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It's harvest time for lychees on Queensland's Capricorn Coast. Ian Groves and his family have been growing tropical fruit on their Bungundarra property since the early 1980s, including lychees, mangoes, and avocadoes.For the next eight or nine weeks, the Groves family, with the help of half a dozen.....
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Decrease in South African lychee production

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According to Gavin Hardy from the South Africa Lychee Growers Association (SALGA), South African lychee production will record a 30% decrease this year. According to Mr Hardy, this decrease caused by weather conditions and insufficient cold chains in the sector will not affect the quality of the fruit, which.....
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US (HI): University promotes breadfruit

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The University of Hawai‘i Pacific Business Center Program is aiming to create a multibillion-dollar industry by promoting and expanding breadfruit (ulu) throughout the Pacific, the Star-Advertiser reported.Failautusi Avegalio Jr., the director of the program's Pacific Regional Breadfruit Initiative, said.....
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Peru: Organic banana exports increase

51 min 32 sec ago
The president of the National Banana Board (JNB), Valentin Ruiz Delgado, stated that banana producers from the Valley of Chira (Sullana) will export 6,890 organic banana containers this year (130 containers per week), 18% more than the 5,830 containers shipped in 2013 (110 containers per week). Each.....
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India: "Need to promote organic farming"

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Looking at immense bio-diversity and natural resources in the country, India needs to promote organic farming, Indian agriculture minister, Radha Mohan Singh said recently while underlining the importance of organic farming.The minister was chairing the In-Session meeting of the Parliamentary Consultative.....
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New rules for food labelling

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On December 13, 2014 the EU Food information regulation was put into force. "This is an important milestone for clarity and truth in the presentation and labelling of food, and it makes it possible for people to be able to better identify what is in their food," says Christian Schmidt, the German minister of.....
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Are apples healthier than bananas?

51 min 32 sec ago
Foods differ in the amount they raise your blood sugar. So you'd think that a diet with foods that hike your blood sugar levels less, would reduce your risk of diabetes and heart disease. A new study in the current issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association finds that's not necessarily so."Some.....
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US (GA): Peanut crop ends well despite bad weather

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Georgia peanut farmers are expecting slightly lower prices for this year's crop compared to those in recent years. The price is about $450 per ton.Industry leaders are expecting the average yield to be just over 2 tons per acre. Late planting and a rainy harvest threatened this year's production."It was a.....
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Mexico: New labelling for fruit and vegetables

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Fruit and vegetables sold by Mexican supermarkets will have a new four-digit code, in addition to the barcode, and which is called "price look up" (PLU), used globally since 1988, which allows stores, suppliers and consumers to identify the type, size and variety of each product, as well as whether it comes.....
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Small retailers disappearing in Croatia

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Since the beginning of the economic crisis in 2008, some 5,771 small shops have closed in Croatia, resulting in between 15,000 and 20,000 lost jobs, according to latest data.President of Traders Guild of the Croatian Chamber of Commerce (HOK), Boris Vukelic, speaking at the ninth meeting of retailers,.....
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Mercator posts €2.85 billion sales

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Slovenian retailer Mercator Group expects €2.85 billion of sales revenue for 2015, which is 6.94 per cent more than the 2014 estimate, according to the business plan approved by the supervisory board.The group, which is majority owned by Croatian food-to-retail concern Agrokor, expects EBITDA to reach €182.....
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UK: Social supermarket cuts prices for needy

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Community Shop, a ‘social supermarket’ which found success in Yorkshire, has launched in London, selling reduced price produce to people nearing food poverty. Selling edible food that high street retailers would have disposed of, the store offers up to 70% off top brands and supermarket prices such as.....
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Brazil: Carrefour offloads 10% stake

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Carrefour has kept open the possibility of listing its Brazilian unit as it announced the sale of a stake in the business to a company led by billionaire Abilio Diniz.Diniz's Peninsula is acquiring a 10 per cent holding for $663 million (€525 million), the French retailer said. Peninsula also has options.....
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