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Potato consumption in Spain down 12% in six years

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The preference of large distribution chains to import old potatoes for storage, bought at low prices, has caused a 12% drop in potato consumption in Spain over the last six years. According to data from the Food Consumption Panel MAGRAMA 2014, Spain has gone from an annual domestic consumption of 1,147,000.....
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AHDB Next Generation group explore potato processing

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The AHDB Potatoes ‘Next Generation’ tour kicked off in Yorkshire last month, visiting two progressive Yorkshire based potato businesses. The day focused on processing, a star performer of the £4.1bn GB potato industry.The first session in Scarborough was hosted at the GB headquarters of McCain Foods. As the.....
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Plan to increase mango export with refrigerated trucks

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Abdel-Rahman Abdel-Majid, director of center for fruit pasteurization has disclosed a plan for increasing fruits exports to 400 tonnes per a month and additional 100 tonnes by air, adding that arrangements are underway to transport mango exports by refrigerated trucks. He noted exportation by planes is faced.....
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Senegalese mango exports to the Ivory Coast increase

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Mango exports from Senegal to the EU increased to 10,247 tons in 2014, up 2,042 tons compared to last season. This makes the country the second largest West African mango exporter, after the Ivory Coast. However, the country loses between 20-30% of its production every year due to whitefly which attacks.....
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Fiji: Good demand for pineapple export

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There are provisions for a good pineapple export market for Fiji considering that New Zealand intends to import 500 tonnes of pineapple on an annual basis.This was revealed by divisional planning officer North Alipate Bolalevu, who said during the Seaqaqa District Development Advisory Council meeting.....
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Monsanto CEO flies to Europe to meet Syngenta investors

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Monsanto Co. Chief Executive Officer Hugh Grant will be in Europe this week and next to meet with Syngenta AG investors as he pursues a takeover of the Swiss pesticide producer.Grant, in his first European trip to lobby shareholders on the potential deal, will be accompanied by Chief Financial Officer Pierre.....
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BioSafe Systems announces new service team

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BioSafe Systems is excited to announce the hire of two new members for our service team. David Britt recently joined the team to handle East Coast service calls, while Michael Ambuehl will be the Technical Service Representative on the West Coast. Developing a service team will allow BioSafe Systems to.....
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John Giumarra elected President, CEO of Giumarra Vineyards Corp.

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Giumarra Vineyards Corporation have announced that John Giumarra has been elected President and CEO of the company by the company’s shareholders. Giumarra Vineyards is one of California’s leading producers of California table grapes, citrus and wine products, one of the largest employers in Kern County,.....
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Stenzel, Gombas & Guenther appointed to USDA advisory

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United Fresh’s President and CEO, Tom Stenzel, along with Senior Vice President, Food Safety and Technology, Dave Gombas, Ph.D. and Senior Vice President of Public Policy, Robert Guenther, have been appointed by USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack and U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman to serve on federal.....
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Two-front legal fight for POM Wonderful

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The hard-charging California company behind POM Wonderful pomegranate juice is facing a two-front legal fight.On the East Coast, the juice maker crosses swords with the Federal Trade Commission. An appellate court’s recent refusal to reconsider an earlier ruling against POM Wonderful plants the possibility.....
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ConAgra Foods to exit private label market

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In a report issued on June 30, ConAgra Foods, Inc. reported results for this year’s fourth quarter, which ended May 31, 2015, with consumer and commercial foods posting operating profit growth.Nonetheless, the same statement revealed an operating profit decline in the private brands section, after adjusting.....
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Dirk Hoffmann new CFO of Messe Berlin

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At its regular meeting today the supervisory board of Messe Berlin appointed 45 year-old Dirk Hoffmann, a business studies graduate, as the chief financial officer of Messe Berlin. He will take up his post on 15 September 2015 and oversee Finances, IT and Human Resources. Dirk Hoffmann studied Business.....
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Nigerian Shippers Council commends new warehouse

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The Airfreight Stakeholders forum of the Nigerian Shippers Council on Wednesday embarked on a facility tour on the ground handling company headquarters located at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos.The team led by its Chairman, Toyin Olufade was received by the Managing Director and Chief.....
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Economy booming in Dominican Republic

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Dominican Republic's economy has the biggest growth potential in Latin America and the Caribbean. GDP growth in the first quarter of 2015 was 6.5%, much better than the 5% forecast (2015) and ranked second in the region. In the following paragraphs, we will take a closer look at the different factors that.....
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US: Proposed fees for delivering “poor quality” produce

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Shipper members of Western Growers have recently been informed by a retailer of proposed fees that will be assessed for delivering “poor quality” produce, according to the organization. The tiered fees assessed could require suppliers to pay hefty fines. In this case, fines of $500, $1000 $5,000 and more,.....
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Greek tomatoes pave way for increased exports to UAE

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Greek tomatoes have paved the way of a new trade route between Greece and the United Arab Emirates, and there is also increased interest in other Greek fruits and vegetables. As explained to Agrotypos by Mr Michalis Vrettakis, responsible for the Greek Office of Economic and Commercial Affairs (ISD) in.....
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Greece: Difficulties for marketing of perishable products

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At the moment, fruit traders in Greece are facing significant difficulties in the transport of fresh and perishable products, such as peaches, apricots, cherries and nectarines, as a result of the "freezing" of financial transactions due to the closure of banks and restrictions on capital movement imposed by.....
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US: Safe repellents found to fight spotted wing Drosophila

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Insects destroy a very large fraction of the global agricultural output – nearly 40 percent. The spotted wing Drosophila (Drosophila suzukii), for example, feeds on ripening fruits. A nuisance especially in Northern California and Europe, it lays its eggs inside ripe berries, and, when its larvae emerge.....
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Spain: Unemployment in agriculture up 3.6% in June

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After three months with positive results, unemployment in agriculture has again entered an upward trend, registering a 3.6% increase in June. The number of people unemployed now stands at 202,456 people.The agricultural sector was also the only one in which unemployment increased compared to May, although.....
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Dole CEO Murdock accused of conspiracy in Take-Private Deal

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Dole Food Co. Chief Executive Officer David Murdock was accused in court of conspiring with Deutsche Bank AG officials to drive down the value of the fresh-fruit producer so the billionaire could take it private on the cheap in a $1.2 billion deal.Murdoch played the role of a reverse “Robin Hood” by taking.....
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