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Students win award for onion peeler invention

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Peeling onions might just be a tear-less and fuss-free chore in future with a group of Universiti Teknologi Malaysia students’ invention.The onion peeler machine, called Peel-O was invented the Faculty of Education students and had won the university’s 7th Innovation Competition “Best of the Best” award for.....
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September heat leads to early topfruit harvest

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The next two weeks will be crucial for the final quality of the fruit.According to the records of the National Institute of Agricultural Technology (INTA), the plant's flowering started seven or eight days before their historical average because of the unusually warm days in September, which is now affecting.....
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Interpoma: meeting point for apple industry

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Interpoma is becoming more and more important in the global community. The show provides for interfacing with breeders, intellectual property managers, grower organizations and marketing firms. Associated International Group of Nurseries (AIGN®) and its members have found it necessary to attend this very.....
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Marlene receives increasing attention

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South Tyrol is an important apple area. One in ten European apples come from the region. With up to 300 sunny days per year, climatic conditions are excellent. The apples are collectively sold through VOG.The Association of South Tyrolean fruit growers is located in Terlano in the Val d'Adige region. In.....
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High temperatures lead to Seville oranges 25% drop

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According to the Technical Services of Asaja-Seville, orange production in the province of Seville for the 2014-2015 citrus season will decrease by 25 percent over the last season because the high temperatures in the moths of April and May harmed the orange' flowering, which especially affected the later.....
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Italy: Uncertainty for citrus fruit

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"In this sector, even the best have become amateurs - the ever-changing weather and fast and unpredictable market mean all programmes must be revised. We need to plan things for February or March but nobody knows what is going to happen between now and then. The problem is production and processing costs.....
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Italy: Terrible season for clementines

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Confagricoltura has explained that the "low prices, invasion of Spanish clementines and high temperatures that accelerated ripening are casing many problems for clementine producers.""The abnormal weather concentrated supply in just a few weeks. In addition, the Russian ban meant the European market was.....
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BioVibe, already 30+ growers

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Belgian firm BioVibe, a wholesaler in organic fruit and vegetables, has been in existence since July this year. BioVibe was founded by André Vanhaeren. Together with his three sons, Johan, Erwin and Ive, he's been growing organic vegetables on an acreage of 45 hectares in Limburg, for around 40 years now......
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Leafy vegetables improve heart health

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Mother was right – eating your greens really can improve your health. Spinach, broccoli, cabbage, kale and even lettuce contain the beneficial chemical nitrate, which can reach all parts of the body, claim British researchers.In three independent studies they found leafy green vegetables can thin the blood,.....
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Right food composition promotes mobility of elderly

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A long running German research has shown that the right food composition promotes the mobility of seniors, reports the German newspaper 'Die Welt' on its website. The best thing to do is to eat brightly colour fruits and vegetables five times per day, a new German health service, which informs people about.....
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Simplot files damaged fry suit

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Idaho-based J.R. Simplot Co. has filed a lawsuit against a railway company after a large freight carrying french fries traveling to Georgia spoiled because it wasn't properly sealed.According to the lawsuit, the company paid BNSF Railway Company more than $12,000 last year to deliver roughly 5,000 cases of.....
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Online Food Safety program launched

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On Monday, the University of Guelph’s Department of Food Science launched an online food safety training program for food industry professionals.The university said the program is designed specifically for professionals and staff working in food safety, quality assurance, production and management. The first.....
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Almond crops damaged in big storm

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In last week's big storm, thousands of almond trees were knocked down from the heavy winds. "Whenever we have a storm like this, where the wind comes out of the southeast, we can always expect to find more damage, especially in the older orchards," Clinton Shick, a farmer in the McFarland area, said.....
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AU: Packing job has bags of appeal

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Packing about 150,000-190,000 boxes of grapes, 80,000 trays of mangoes, and more than one million boxes of mandarins from 45,000 bins of citrus means the future is looking fruitful for Central Fruit Packers Mundubbera.General manager Brent Chambers said the business was expanding and locals were set to.....
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South Korea: Major retailers fined for abusing power

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South Korea’s antitrust watchdog said Monday that it has fined three major retailers a combined 580 million won ($527,220) for abusing their market power in deals with smaller suppliers.Hyundai Department Store and E-Mart were ordered to pay 290 million won each in penalties, according to the Fair Trade.....
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Tesco: Best sales performance since June

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Tesco had its best quarterly sales performance since June as a revenue decline eased, according to Kantar Worldpanel.It provides some rare good news for the troubled UK supermarket leader ahead of the peak holiday season.Sales fell 2.7 per cent from a year earlier in the 12 weeks ended 7 December, the.....
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UK: Greggs reports strong H2

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Leading UK food-to-go retailer, Greggs has issued a trading update for the 24 weeks to 13 December revealing like-for-like sales up 5.2% within its company-owned store estate. This improving performance has boosted like-for-likes in the year to date to +4.2%, compared with -1.1% in 2013.2014 a good year for.....
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Conad plans Chinese venture

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Italian retailer Conad has announced plans to enter the Chinese market.Promoting Italian quality worldwideFrom 19 February 2015 - Chinese New Year - Conad will open five stores in the municipality of Shanghai, and in Jiangsu and Zhejiang provinces in the east of China, working with a local partner. They will.....
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Tri-Cities retail sales up 'dramatically'

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Tri-Cities retail activity improved dramatically during the third quarter in all three cities, and marked the best performance in more than two years, according to a report released Tuesday by the East Tennessee State University Bureau of Business and Economic Research.On a year-to-year basis, the ETSU.....
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Scottish retail sales slip

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Retail sales in Scotland fell last month, despite a rise in the number of shoppers on the high street.A report by the Scottish Retail Consortium (SRC) and KPMG found overall sales were 1.4% down on a year ago. Non-food sales were 0.7% lower than the same month last year, while food slipped by 2.3%.However,.....
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