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China: Greenhouse vegetables in the Gobi Desert

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In the past few years, the Animal Husbandry and Agriculture Science and Technology Park in Subei County has been developing and improving their technology according to industry needs and market demand. Since 2010, Subei County has invested around 42.4 million yuan in the outskirts of Dangchengwan county in.....
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Demonstration greenhouse open week commencing 21st of April

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Preparations in Enza Zaden’s demonstration greenhouse started a few months ago and are now well underway. The first tomatoes have already been harvested and the crop is looking good.New locationThis year our demonstration greenhouse is to be found at a new location, i.e. at the premises of Triomaas b.v......
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Kloosterboer installs South Holland’s largest solar panel roof plant

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At the start of April, the installation of solar panels on the roof of the Kloosterboer Delta Terminal at Maasvlakte was put in to operation. A total of 1800 solar panels have been fitted to this cold storage facility making it, in terms of capacity, the largest PV plant in the province of South Holland. The.....
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The future of growing melons and strawberries without soil

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Fruits hanging in the air, literally. This is the type of sight you will see at the 2nd Beijing Agricultural Festival. Hosted by the Beijing Changping Strawberry Park, the expo and has attracted nearly 700,000 visitors. The event showcases the latest new technology in modern agriculture. Professor Hao.....
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Italy: Analysis of 2013 fruit production

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Production estimates for 2013 show a domestic supply of 7.8 million tons of produce, 3% more than 2012. Ismea stated that this number was due to an increase in the production of apples, pears, kiwis, melons and cherries.Apple production in 2013 increased by 9% with respect to the previous year, although it.....
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India: Fruit, vegetable prices push March retail inflation to 8.31 percent

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Retail inflation in March inched up to 8.31 per cent from 8.03 in February, mainly on account of a rise in fruit and vegetable prices."Provisional annual inflation rate based on all India general Consumer Price Index (Combined) for March 2014 on point to point basis (over March 2013) is 8.31 per cent as.....
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Fresh World International active for almost 20 years in Poland

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Fresh World International was founded in Poland in 1997 as part of the Best Fresh Group. Today there are three Dutch men working for the company: Erik van Vugt, Frans Koppes and Harold Doldersum. Erik explains how they have grown, how they now stand and also looks to the future. According to him Poland have.....
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Spain demands stricter phytosanitary controls on imports

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FEPEX asked the Spanish MEPs to support amendments 76-85 in the European Parliament, so that a so-called reverse strategy, that allows for stricter phytosanitary controls on imports, could be adopted. This would entail adopting similar policies to those enforced by the countries most involved in the.....
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Risk assessment vs risk management: What’s the difference?

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The decision to separate the tasks of risk assessment and risk management just over a decade ago has transformed the safety of Europe’s food. And while there is wide recognition that this change has strengthened the safety of the food chain, uncertainty can still exist over the difference in roles and.....
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Durian odour triggers patient evacuation at Melbourne hospital

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Firefighters were called to the Mitcham Private Hospital in Mitcham,Australia, around 10 pm on Monday amid concerns there had been a gas leak in one of the wards for the elderly. However, the Metropolitan Fire Brigade (MFB) was later told the unusual smell was from a durian fruit, believed to be a gift to a.....
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China: Daning’s apple industry leads county’s economy

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Daning County, dry and windy in the spring, hot and rainy in the summer, rain in the autumn, cold and dry in winter, the large temperature differences between day and night makes is very suitable for growing apple trees.And since 2012, from the implementation of the "Use the Forest for the People" strategy,.....
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Over 170,000 tonnes of Peruvian table grapes exported in 2013/2014

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Piura registered a record 60% growth in table grape export volumes, with over 70,000 tonnes shipped within the short period between October and December 2013 and widely surpassing the levels of previous campaigns. Meanwhile, Ica grew by 25%, reaching 100,000 tonnes, as revealed by Cillóniz Fernando,.....
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Paraguayan melon and watermelon growers wish to export to Europe

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The members of the Committee for Industry, Trade, Tourism and Cooperatives, chaired by Oscar González Drakeford (PLRA), had a chat with farmers from Tavapy, department of Alto Paraná, who are interested in exporting cassava, melon and watermelon to Europe with a certification.The Executive Director of the.....
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Mexico: Hidalgo produces over 48,000 tons of citrus per year

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The Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Rural Development, Fisheries and Food (Sagarpa) reported that Hidalgo produces 48,332.30 tons of citrus per year, which amounts to 25,416,400 pesos (U.S. $1,941,482.55).The agency also reported, in the pest management training workshops imparted to the growers of.....
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Uruguay to place approx. 9,000 tons of citrus in the U.S.

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Federeico Montes, citrus advisor to the Ministry of Livestock, Agriculture and Fisheries (MGAP), revealed that Uruguay expected to place between 8,000 and 9,000 tons of citrus in the United States.Montes estimated the citrus sector production volume would recover from the climatic adversity suffered in 2012.....
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'Fresh From Florida' produce enjoys warm reception in South Korea

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Even as Florida’s orange crops continue shrinking amidst a worldwide greening disease outbreak, the state agriculture department is celebrating new export opportunities for citrus. More than 100 South Korean Outback Steakhouse restaurants plan to offer a grapefruit cocktail called “Fresh from.....
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Organic sector growing in Switzerland

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The organic sector in Switzerland is beating records. In 2013 turnover was over the 2 billion franc line for the first time ever. Market share for organic produce has gone up to 6.9% compared to 6.3% in 2012, according to Bio Suisse. The organic produce umbrella organisation announced in a press release that.....
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Demand for regional foods increases in Czech Republic

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The Czechs value food from domestic production. The success of the farmers markets, which attract tens of thousands of customers in Prague every weekend, prove this impressively. Here the demand for fruit and vegetables is larger than the supply, research by Czech television shows. The domestic production.....
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China and Turkey main suppliers of garlic in Senegal

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The Director General of Agroseed, Moctar Fall, announced that China and Turkey supply most of the garlic consumed in Senegal. ''In Senegal, we consume 10,000 tons of garlic per year, according to official figures. We import because we do not produce it,'' he indicated, ''Senegal could produce garlic for its.....
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Ginger shown to lower blood sugar in people with type 2 diabetes

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Ginger, the spice that puts a kick in your favourite foods, has been a go-to medicine for eons, being used to treat ailments such as colds, motion sickness, and arthritis pain. Now, it looks like the spice can lower blood sugar in people with type 2 diabetes, according to a new study by researchers from.....
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