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Belgium: foodcareplus announces results of third reefer handling inspection program

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 12:29
foodcareplus today announced the results of its third reefer handling inspection program, naming HANDICO LINKEROEVER (container depot) and OOCL (shipping line) as the best perishable shipping performers in the Port of Antwerp. The inspection measured the quality and speed offered by depots and shipping lines.....
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Cherry Growers Australia looking to expand export markets

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 12:29
Cherry Growers Australia and a number of growers and exporters will be heading back to Hong Hong for Asia Fruit Logistica 2014. They can be found on the Australia Fresh Stand and around the trade show. Simon Boughey CEO of the Cherry Growers Australia said the industry will be looking at expanding.....
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Malaysia: Pineapple board plans big exports to China

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 12:29
Malaysia hopes to start exporting fresh pineapples on a large scale to China by early next year after ironing out bureaucratic issues with the Chinese authorities.The first shipment of the fruits to China was scheduled for early next year but no approval has been given by the authorities there.Malaysia.....
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How much protien do veggies really have?

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 12:29
Here are five veggies that are protein-powerhouses to help you reach your daily intake goal:Green peas and edamame: Both are part of the legume family, so it’s no surprise they’re high in protein. Each cup of peas holds seven grams of protein while a cup of edamame (cooked green soybeans) clocks in at 22.....
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US (GA): Lawrenceville man shoots for world record tomato plant

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 12:29
Lawrenceville resident Brad Richner is just four and a half feet away from being in the Guinness Book of World Records. Richner remembers planting a knee-high tomato plant next to his house three months ago and saying a prayer over it. Now he stands and gazes up at his chimney where the massive 14-foot-tall.....
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Long asparagus season leads to record harvest in Germany

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 12:29
Because of the early start of the harvest, the 2014 asparagus season was one of the longest ever in Germany. At the beginning of April, more asparagus was already harvested from fields where cultivation was brought forward by making use of foil. And although the harvest was finished in some cases before the.....
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Finland: Chanterelle crop is vanishing

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 12:29
Mushroom researcher Kare Liimatainen at the Helsinki University Department of Biosciences told us in researcher jargon what the mushroom hunters are fully aware of. "The growth of chanterelles has come to a halt."In other words, chanterelles have grown poorly in their natural habitats, or have dried.....
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Average price of bananas in Russia in June 50.81 rub/kg (~1 Euro/kg)

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 12:29
According to the Office for National Statistics, the average price of bananas in Russia in June equalled 50.81 rub/kg (~1 Euro per kilo), which is 16% less than in May. In comparison to June 2013, the price of bananas has increased by 7.9%. As reported by Agro Perspektiva (Kiev, Ukraine), in May the average.....
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Austria: Large potatoes becoming a problem

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 12:29
Early potatoes are still widely available in Austria, from all states. That the acreage has increased slightly compared to last year, is now causing clearly higher harvest yields, as the German Agrarmarkt Informations-Gesellschaft (AMI) reports on itswebsite.Regarding the excessively large potatoes, however,.....
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Belarusian scientists 'breed blue and pink potatoes'

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 12:29
Shoppers in Belarus may soon be tempted by new breeds of potato with luridly blue and pink flesh, it's reported.It's all part of a wider national effort by Belarusian scientists to develop new kinds of spuds with non-traditional colours, the Minsk Novosti news website says. There'll be blue, pink and purple.....
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9,000 ton onion harvest in Mauritius

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 12:29
Mauritius harvested 9,000 tons of onion compared to 7,800 last year.The country will import 7,000 to 8,000 tons this year as annual consumption is around 16,000 to 17,000 tons. To satisfy local demand Mauritius imports onions mainly from India and South Africa. The food security fund has targeted a 16,000.....
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Potato grower cuts pesticide use on Minnesota land

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 12:29
A Fargo-based potato grower is finding that using fewer pesticides is better for business and the environment. R.D. Offutt Co., the nation's largest potato grower, cut pesticide use by 30 percent last year after installing a new system. Automated weather stations and an advanced computer program now help the.....
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AU: Potato growers boost consumption by 2000 tonnes with $1.5 million marketing campaign

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 12:29
Western Australia’s potato growers’ $1.5 million investment in marketing has produced a lift of 2000 tonnes in sales this past financial year. The marketing program was working to tackle consumer perceptions that potatoes were unhealthy and inconvenient.The WA industry usually produces 50,000 tonnes of.....
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Cassava promoters as Uganda’s staple food should consider safety issues

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 12:29
Plant research is critical in identifying diets of plant origin without toxic substances so as to promote optimal human health and longevity. Many plants contain toxic agents but communities that consume them have developed some local technologies that may be tedious, laborious and time consuming for.....
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Chiquita Fyffes deal in jeopardy

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 12:29
Chiquita Brands International received an unsolicited $611 million (NZ$723m) takeover proposal that envisages the company scrapping its pending merger with Irish competitor Fyffes.Brazilian juice maker Cutrale Group and financial conglomerate Safra Group said on Monday in a joint statement they are offering.....
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MGroup announce Mano D Babiolakis as Chief Executive Officer

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 12:29
MGroup is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr Mano D Babiolakis as Chief Executive Officer effective 27 August 2014.Chairman of the Group Oscar Chow said today’s announcement was an exciting one for the future of MGroup.“Mano is an executive of high calibre. He has extensive knowledge within the.....
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Operations FRS Holland discontinued on August 9

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 12:29
In a letter to business relations, Toine van Hoof reports that FRS Holland discontinued its operations on August 9. His personal health forced him to take this decision. FRS-Holland was the distributor for Spanish citrus exporter Frutas Romu. Apart from Frutas Romu, he worked with several suppliers, from.....
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Tadeco gets GlobalGAP certification

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 12:29
Tagum Agricultural Development Company, Inc. (Tadeco) has again proven its commitment to the concept of best practices with its recent award of GlobalGAP certification for the entire plantation.Tadeco, one of the world's highest yielding banana plantations, actively pursued and was eventually found to have.....
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Palm trees and citrus fruit are grown in greenhouses of Kazakhstan

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 12:29
Dutch roses and palm trees grow in South Kazakhstan. Seeded and germinated in the greenhouse complex YUKO, they are replanted into the open ground. The complex is fast developing, and more and more new greenhouses and orchards are being set out. There is also a large mushroom spawn of organic shiitake.....
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US (CA): Work force cut as prototype proves itself with almond sorting

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 12:29
Brown-skinned almonds pour like a waterfall from one conveyor belt to another and pass under a strip of bright lights. A robotic head poised over the belt waits for any almond-size rocks, twigs or discoloured nuts to move into range, then darting down, right and left, vacuums up the culls and airlifts them.....
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