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Pineapple cultivation has great potential in Manipur

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Pineapples from Manipur are well known for its distinct taste. And small farmers like Indrajit Singh have tapped the potential. He has been growing the fruit in one acre of his land at Ngariyan Hills in Imphal East. He earns Rs. 70,000 every season. In a move to motivate more farmers to grow pineapple, the.....
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Kazakhstan: Oranges, bananas and coffee grow in underground greenhouses

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Underground greenhouses give Kazakhstan a chance to grow its own oranges, bananas, coffee, pineapples, and even to export them, for example, to Bangladesh. The main secret is to build a greenhouse at a depth of 3-4 m below ground and to cover it with a glass roof.Underground greenhouses were invented in.....
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TNAU develops Hexanal to minimise post-harvest losses of mango

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Tamil Nadu Agricultural University (TNAU), University of Guelph in Canada, Industrial Technology Institute, Colombo and Mysore Resettlement and Development Agency, Erode have jointly developed Hexanal formulation to minimise post-harvest losses of mango.Experiments carried out by TNAU in three major mango.....
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Asian demand a boon to NZ food and beverage market

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High-value foods and beverages are in demand in Asia - and New Zealand is cashing in on the trend. A new report published by the NZ government shows the increased demand is driving export growth and diversification in the country.The report, “What Does Asia Want for Dinner? Emerging Market Opportunities for.....
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US (NY): City school kids served vegetables from China

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New York’s public-school students are being served collard greens and spinach from China, The Post has learned.Records show that Mount Vernon-based Endico Potatoes supplies the frozen vegetables from the Far East — but could get them elsewhere if school officials asked.“Sure, we’d find another source — we.....
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Ukrainian fresh produce prohibited access into Russia

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On Tuesday, July 29, the Russian consumer rights regulator, Rospotrebnadzor, suspended the import of canned fruit, vegetables and fish from Ukraine, RIA Novosti learned at the agency’s press office.According to the regulator, inspections of canned fruit, vegetables and fish made in Ukraine showed that.....
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50% of agricultural production in Arab countries has to be destroyed

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Hassan Al Nuaimi, Director of the Regional Bureau for the Arab Organization for Agricultural Investment and Development, said that the neglect of standards and international food safety requirements led to the destruction of 50% of the agricultural products in the Arab world, thereby contributing to an.....
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Romania to import Moldovan fruit and vegetables

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Romania's Prime Minister, Victor Ponta, and his Moldovan counterpart, Lurie Leanca, reached an agreement for the import of fresh and canned fruits and vegetables from Moldova in an attempt to mitigate the effects of the Russian Federation's announced restrictions on the import of Moldovan agricultural.....
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Australian Made calls for mandatory country-of-origin labelling across all food products

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The Australian Made Campaign is renewing its call for mandatory country-of-origin labelling across all food products, after Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) revealed that this information would remain optional on a small range of unpackaged foods.FSANZ was originally instructed to develop a.....
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Italy: Foreign demand of mini-watermelons increasing slightly

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"Slight increase in the consumption of mini-watermelons abroad in the last ten days, though prices are lower than 2013," explains Antonio Latorrata, sole administrator of Agricola Ceres srl.Antonio Latorrata.The company cultivates mainly table grapes, followed by citrus fruit, apricots, cabbages and.....
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Best peaches battle for votes in organic fruit comparison tests

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The three-week “Battle of the Peaches” is underway. In a message to customers this week, Frog Hollow Farm owner “Farmer Al” Courchesne said, “We’re out in the orchard and the picking crew is harvesting O’Henry peaches. This means that the beloved Battle of the Peaches is back! For discerning peach lovers,.....
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White House to honour Michigan blueberry producer

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A Paw Paw, Michigan blueberry producer is among 15 “Champions of Change” for agriculture.Brookside Farms retail manager Kristin Kubiszak is being honoured on Tuesday by the White House and U.S. Department of Agriculture. “Champions of Change” are cited for efforts to inspire the next generation of farmers.....
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Turkish watermelons are to become organic

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Turkish farmers are constantly improving their growing technologies in order to establish an unrestricted export of organic watermelons into different countries, including Russia, France, Germany. Their efforts are expected to be a success, as climatic conditions in Turkey contribute to a natural organic.....
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Ontario produce season shaping up to be a good one

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Growers of Ontario fruits and vegetables say this summer is looking like a good one for produce.John Thwaites can’t help but smile, “We were worried there for awhile,” he said, following a winter that brought more snow and cold temperatures than he could recall in several decades.The fruit and vegetable.....
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US (WA): Good demand for stonefruit

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The harvest of apricots in the state is pretty well wrapped up and attention is turning to the harvesting of peaches and nectarines. BJ Thurlby with the Washington State Fruit Commission says that so far demand has been good.THURLBY: We’re finishing up the back end of the apricot crop. It’s been a nice crop,.....
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Afghanistan: Pomegranate boom in Kandahar

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Sardar Wali, 50, looks forward to an abundant pomegranate crop.“As long as my orchard isn’t hit by disease and the security situation doesn’t deteriorate, I will have such a high yield this year that all my problems will be solved,” he said.Pointing at the small green fruit on the trees, he said, “Do you see.....
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‘School Tools for Cool Kids’ School supply drive at Publix

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Publix Super Markets invites our community to participate in a program to collect school supplies for children in Suwannee County. This program is similar to “Stuff the Bus.” Store customers can purchase donation tickets which range from $5 to $10. The school supplies will then be packaged and delivered to.....
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Aldi and Lidl 'Victors In Supermarket War'

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Discounters Aldi and Lidl have seen their market share surge as Britain's four biggest outlets suffer in the ongoing bitter supermarket war.Research firm Kantar Worldpanel said in the three months to June 20, both of the German-based retailers saw significant growth compared to the same period last year.It.....
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Joe Fresh stores open in Saudi Arabia in Loblaw and Fawaz A. Alhokair & Co. deal

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Loblaw, owner of the Joe Fresh brand, in partnership with Fawaz A. Alhokair & Co., has announced the opening of the first three Joe Fresh stores in Saudi Arabia.The first 4,800sq ft store in Mall of Dhahran opened on 2 July 2014, followed by the 4,500sq ft in the Sahara Mall which opened on 11 July 11.....
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B&M announces strong first quarter results

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UK discount chain B&M has announced strong first quarter results. Group sales rose by 39 per cent to £367 million, while UK sales alone increased by 22.6 per cent to £341.2 million.Like-for-like sales was down slightly to 6 per cent from 7 per cent in 2013.Terry Leahy, former chief executive of Tesco, is.....
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