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AU: Family adapts to change in stonefruit industry

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 22:29
Robert and Robyn Hood, their daughters Michelle and Julie, and older brother Bill, of Newrybar, came to the north coast of New South Wales already familiar with stonefruit and orchard production. So they revelled in the warmer climate, compared to their first foray into horticulture in western Sydney. This.....
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‘Superfood’ berries benefit from raw food trend

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 22:29
In line with raw food and a healthy lifestyle in general, berries have been quick to jump on the bandwagon. The consumption of blueberries in particular increases significantly, but other berries grow in popularity as well.Honey berryA little-known berry is the honey berry. The honey berry,.....
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Apple growers fear difficult year

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 22:29
At the fruit company 't Hoogveld in Bertem apple production is the top priority. At the company, various varieties of apples are grown, in particular Zari, Gala and Decosta," says Kristien Van Essche, who runs the company together with Eddy Decoster. She said that right now it is quiet on the market. "The.....
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Germany: Asian fruit fly causing more and more problems

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 22:29
The Asian fruit fly is originally from Asia and established itself in Southern Europe a number of years ago. Now the vermin has penetrated into the German Hessen. The white or cream coloured larvae are destroying the fruit flesh of cherries, raspberries, blackberries and strawberries in gardens. Wine grapes.....
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Turkish Sultana grapes from Denizli at Enes

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 22:29
Enes Groenten & Fruit from Venlo has a new harvest of Turkish Sultana grapes in their assortment. Ercument Saka says: "The grapes are just in and are from Denizli. It is well known and the best grape region in Turkey. The quality is excellent, the sugar level is perfect and the grapes have a good.....
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Pakistani fruit growers reap benefits from Italian government project

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 22:29
Peach farmers of Swat experienced over 200% increase in profits this year in the sales of their produce, according to Muhammad Uzair, Director of the Agriculture Extension Department of Swat.Speaking to The Express Tribune on Friday, Uzair said that this season’s well graded and packed peaches were highly.....
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Worldwide strawberry production up 13%

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 22:29
The international trade of strawberries, either fresh or processed, has grown in recent years. According to data provided by Trade Map, worldwide sales in 2013 reached 1,533,000 tonnes; 29% more than in 2006..The motivation for Chile to invest in the strawberry market is given by the opportunities that the.....
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Solid apple crop expected in Northern New England

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 22:29
A cold winter and trees still weary from last season's massive apple crop have Northern New England growers eyeing a decent but not spectacular harvest this year.Early season varieties — like Paula Red — are already ripening, prompting pick-your-own orchards to open this weekend or next week.Vermont, the.....
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US (WA): Grant County may surpass Yakima as top apple producer

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 22:29
Abraham De La Cruz reaches for ripe Galas under a seemingly infinite tree canopy.De La Cruz, 19, and the rest of the Stemilt Growers seasonal workers, pick in Grant County, just south of Mattawa, where orchards stretch for miles under the sunbaked Umtanum Ridge across the Columbia River.Yakima County has.....
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U.S. Labor Department can't appeal ruling that it wrongly punished blueberry farmers

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 22:29
For the third time this year, a judge last week sided with Oregon blueberry growers who claimed they were unfairly pressured into paying fines and admitting guilt to federal minimum-wage and record-keeping laws – or else lose an entire season's crop.In the latest ruling, U.S. District Judge Michael McShane.....
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Sydney Markets to auction the first tray of mangoes

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 22:29
Mango season is so close you can almost taste it. And what better way for mango lovers to show their eagerness than to enter a bidding war to get their hands on the first tray of mangoes, and all for a good cause?The Sydney Markets Foundation and the Australian Mango Industry Association have teamed up once.....
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7th annual “Fruit & Vegetable Business of Russia – 2014” coming to Moscow

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 22:29
The “Fruit & Vegetable Business of Russia – 2014” conference is to be held in conjunction with WorldFood Moscow 2014, the largest food exhibition in the Russian Federation, which makes the conference as informative as possible. The exhibition and the conference are annually attended by leaders of the.....
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Indian researchers develop new ‘seed less’ kinnows

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 22:29
Iron mesh cages enclose India’s first seedless kinnows at the fruit research farm of the Punjab Agricultural University in Ludhiana. Dr H S Rattanpal, a PAU scientist working on the seedless variety of the citrus fruit since 2006, has successfully grown four saplings that are kept guarded in a cages to avoid.....
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AU: Supporting local citrus growers

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 22:29
Regional consumers are often better placed than those in the city to eat and shop local. Outside city areas is where the food is grown and can be on your dinner plate direct from the farmer.ABC Riverland's talking to local food producers over the next few weeks about what fresh food is in season and how to.....
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Possible increased demand for Chinese pomelos from Russia

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 22:29
The Chinese pomelo season has started again at the exotics importer Yex. Three weeks ago the first harvest took place in the province of Guangdong. Yex will be importing Chinese pomelos until February 2015. According to Xian Huang from Yex the Chinese production of pomelo is similar to last year. "It is.....
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New method could authenticate organic produce

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 22:29
How do you know you're vegetables are actually organic? According to experts, fake organic food really does exist. However, scientists studying conventional and organic tomatoes are trying to come up with a new way to make sure farms are labelling their produce appropriately.Researchers from the Bavarian.....
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Germany: Stable sales volumes of organic fruit

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 22:29
German households bought on average 2.2 kg of organic fruit in the first half of 2014. This is the same amount as last year during the same period, reports the German Agrarmarkt Informations-Gesellschaft (AMI) (Agricultural market information service) on their website. The average from the last five years.....
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Soil Association urges UK public to make a small change to organic

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 22:29
The Soil Association has launched 2014’s Organic September campaign – the UK’s biggest celebration of all things organic, which takes place in a year which saw the organic market return to growth and scientific evidence showed nutritional differences in organic vegetables, fruit and cereals Building on the.....
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American scientists develop non-allergic peanuts

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 22:29
Nut allergy is a dangerous disease that can be lethal for a person who suffers from it. However the greatest risk is that the product can get into the human body accidentally, without the knowledge of the person. That is why the researchers have begun to look for a solution in the root of the problem: in the.....
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The Colour Games: the best food in each colour group

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 22:29
America is getting sicker. A study just out indicates that 2 in every 5 Americans are expected to get diabetes in their lifetime – to give you some perspective of how huge this number is, it’s almost half the United States population. Diabetes is winning, and the catalyst for acquiring it is obesity......
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