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Moldova must aim to diversify its export markets

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During a tasting of Moldovan products organised on Tuesday at the U.S. Embassy in Bucharest, Romania, Charge d'Affairs Dean Thompson said that Moldova must diversify its export markets in the shortest time possible after Russia banned import of fruit and wine from this country. The U.S. official said that.....
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Australia: Market trial streamlines fruit and vegetable record keeping

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A trail of electronic record keeping began at Melbourne’s Wholesale Fruit and Vegetable Market this week.If successful, the new system — created by the Department of Environment and Primary Industries — could soon see paper plant health certificates replaced with electronic records, improving the efficiency.....
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Romania: VAT on fruit, vegetables could be lowered in the second half of 2015

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Prime Minister Victor Ponta said on Wednesday that no tax will be raised in 2015, but quite the contrary, the VAT on fruit, vegetables and meat products could be lowered in the second half of the year. He explained however that the future government will decide on this "according to the concrete fiscal and.....
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Natural way discovered to extend the shelf life of produce by 1,500%

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Between a third and half of the food grown today never makes it to market. Produce of all kinds is “lost” to spoilage and disease, due mostly to transportation, storage, and other logistics issues. As a result, hundreds of millions of people still go hungry – but they don’t have to, thanks to an invention by.....
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Bulgaria: 282 suppliers approved for “Fruit in schools” programme

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282 companies have been approved as suppliers of fresh fruits and vegetables for the "Fruit in schools" programme. Another 129 candidates have also applied, some of which still have to provide additional information or eliminate gaps and inaccuracies in the submitted documents. After reviewing the remaining.....
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Asoex got together with the Ambassador of the People's Republic of China in Chile

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The Fruit Exporters Association of Chile AG, Asoex, paid a courtesy call to Li Baorong, the new Chinese ambassador to Chile, in which they spoke about the collaborative work developed by both countries in the economic sphere, especially regarding Chile and China's fruit industry.The meeting was attended by.....
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USDA restricts PACA violators in Texas, Idaho from operating in produce industry

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has imposed sanctions on four produce businesses for failure to pay reparation awards issued under the Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act (PACA).The following businesses and individuals are currently restricted from operating in the produce industry:Mercatropic.....
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Mexico and Israel increase their cooperation in agriculture

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During his tour to Israel, the Secretary of Agriculture, Enrique Martinez y Martinez, visited production and research units in order to exchange information and experience on issues related to the productive development of desert areas.In particular, he stressed, the technological advances in crop irrigation.....
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India: Cyclone means the end for many small farmers

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For small farmers eking a living raising banana, cashew, or vegetables, the cyclone Hudhud has dealt a death blow.Having lost the crop that is about to bring them money, they are not able to come to terms with the destruction caused by the storm.At Appannapalem, not far from Visakhapatnam, Paila Appa Rao had.....
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Francois Hollande’s face on Japanese apples

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If since 1995 Jacques Chirac is associated with apples, it looks like Francois Hollande will be too. The Elysée should soon receive a package from Japan of apples with the President’s face on them!According to the Japanese press agency, Kyodo, by sending the President this package they hope to promote.....
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Argentina seeks to export fresh grapes to China

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Argentina's Secretary of Agriculture reported that he had reached an agreement with the Chinese authorities so that a medical delegation from that country would visit the province of San Juan next January to certify the local table grape production, with the aim of signing the protocol of access to that.....
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US (WA): Record apple crop not producing jobs

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All the growth in the apple industry has created a demand for skilled technicians, though it has not yet boosted overall employment.Even though packers are expanding facilities, building new lines and boxing up a record number of apples, the number of packing jobs has remained about steady over the past 10.....
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AU: Little cherry disease threatens crop

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The Department of Primary Industries (DPI) is urging NSW growers to check their cherry crops for possible signs of little cherry disease. DPI Leader Plant Pest Surveillance, Dr Louise Rossiter said DPI, in partnership with industry, is supporting surveillance in NSW cherry orchards, following detection of.....
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UK: Jumbled apple mess in supermarkets must be improved

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English Apples & Pears chief executive Adrian Barlow has called for a "massive improvement" in retailers' displays to clearly identify English apples to shoppers."What you see now is a jumbled mess of English and imported," he told delegates at the National Fruit Show (21-22 October). We want to see.....
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IPO Global Pineapple Conference

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Major Stakeholders from the Global Pineapple Supply Chain are packing their bags and making plans to attend the IPO Global Pineapple Conference in San Jose, Costa Rica this coming November 4-6, 2014.The venue for this year's event in Costa Rica will be The Double Tree Cariari HotelFor a List of.....
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Tangerines ripen in Russian Sochi

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At Sochi Museum Garden “Tree of Friendship” the first crop of tangerines has ripened.The Sochi garden-museum is located on the hillside, thus, the citrus fruit there gets plenty of sunlight and heat, consequently, ripening rapidly. Tangerines have been grown there over the last eighty years. In the.....
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Mercadona starts sale of Spanish oranges

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The supermarket chain Mercadona has recently started selling early season oranges, harvested mainly in Valencia, Murcia and Andalusia.Naveline oranges are already available and will be followed by the Navel, the Navelate, Lane-Late, Lane-Late Powell and Valencia Late, which will last until August 2015,.....
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Spain: Andalusian mandarins spark interest of eastern operators

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Several circumstances have resulted in optimistic prospects for the mandarin campaign. The provinces of Huelva and Cadiz have kicked off the harvest season between 7 and 10 days earlier than last year, according to the report of Andalusia's Prices and Markets Observatory.The quality and calibre of the first.....
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Italy: Organic avocados are still a niche product

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"We have been importing and selling avocados from Frutas Montosa for ten years, especially organic ones, which are destined to the Italian, Austrian, Slovenian and Croatian market," explains Tom Fusato, sales manager ofBrio S.p.A."The Hass variety, which is actually the most prestigious one, is still.....
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Biotochka - new name in Russian retail of natural products

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Store of healthy food BioTochka located in Zelenograd (Moscow region) sells products made of natural ingredients only, without preservatives, flavourings, or chemical substitutes. The range includes healthy sweets, herbal teas, snacks, exotic fruit, muesli and handmade granola, sublimated berries and fruit,.....
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