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Georgia Vidalia onions ready by Memorial Day

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 12:29
Growers are optimistic about this year’s crop of Vidalia sweet onions. Although April brought rains for the start of the season, May has provided beautiful weather conditions perfect for the harvest. “Both quality and sizing looks good at this time with promotable volumes available for summer promotions,”.....
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Cyprus and Italy rule the German new potato market

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 12:29
Customers on the German wholesale markets were very interested in new potatoes throughout the week of 11-17 May 2015. This is clearly shown in the BLE market newsletter KW 20/2015 of the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Food (BLE). Annabelle of Cyprus and Italian Sieglinde were the most traded potato.....
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Vietnamese lychee exports to China

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 12:29
Authorities in the Vietnamese provinces of Lao Cai and Bac Giang met with authorities from the Chinese province Yunnan last week to discuss measures to facilitate lychee exports this year. Vice President of the Bac Giang committee, Bui Van Hanh, emphasised that his province were reinforcing food safety.....
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Cuban pineapple seeing success in European market

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 12:29
The pinneapple grown in central Cuba is conquering the European market, where some 550 tons of the hybrid variety MD-2 have arrived, it was known in this city today.Reinaldo De Avila, leader of the brigade that produces the fruit in Ciego de Avila, told Prensa Latina that large consignements were sent fo.....
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US Visa for Pakistani mangoes

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 12:29
Pakistan has decided to widen its horizon, it has planned to start the exports of mangoes on Wednesday, particularly to United States.Pakistan has set to export mangoes to United States, which is the largest as well as the most profit yielding market in the world.The first slot of 2.9 tons has already been.....
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UK not running out of avocados

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 12:29
Although there are legitimate concerns about shortfalls of the fruit, the world’s source of guacamole is safe for now.Britain’s leading supermarkets do not depend on America when sourcing their avocados, says a spokesperson for Sainsbury’s, “We don’t source our avocados from California.” Tony Baines, of Aldi.....
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The Greenery appoints Alfred de Vreeze as Director of Retail

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 12:29
On May 26, 2015 Alfred de Vreeze (43) will start as Director of Retail at The Greenery bv. In this position Alfred will work the retail strategy in the core markets, which are the Netherlands, Germany and the United Kingdom. In addition to further realization of sales in traditional retail channels, Alfred.....
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IFCO enters Chilean reusable plastic crate segment

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 12:29
IFCO Systems, a Brambles Company, is pleased to announce the acquisition of Renta Pack S.A. (“Rentapack”), Chile’s leading provider of reusable plastic crate (RPC) pooling services. The transaction completed on 18 May 2015.“We are excited about building on Rentapack’s strong position in the Chilean fresh.....
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Lakeside Organic Gardens, Ocean Mist Farms formed a strategic alliance

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 12:29
Ocean Mist Farms and Lakeside Organic Gardens formed a strategic alliance to grow for one another and offer their customers wider organic product lines. The strategic alliance will add organic artichokes to the Lakeside Organic Gardens product line. For Ocean Mist, the company’s organic product line will.....
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NatureSweet tomatoes reunites with Weber Grills

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 12:29
NatureSweet® is rekindling its partnership with Weber® Grills for a contest that endeavors to make the company’s Glorys® brand of Fresh Ingredient Tomatoes a grilling season necessity: The Glorys of Grilling Sweepstakes.According to NatureSweet, money saving coupons, grilling ideas, and instructions on how.....
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Solar-powered floating farms to provide food for world?

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 12:29
With an increasing global population and a decreasing supply of arable land, providing sufficient food to meet demand is becoming increasingly more difficult. Barcelona-based design practice Forward Thinking Architecture proposes an innovative solution: Smart Floating Farms. Designed to complement.....
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The first Brandenburg peppers are here

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 12:29
<div><span style="font-size: 13px;">The asparagus harvest in Brandenburg is in the second half of the season and strawberries are getting ripe. Now there is another product in the region.&nbsp;</span></div><div>The first greenhouse peppers “Pepper Made in Brandenburg” are.....
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Wilmington port to get $9.8M overhaul

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 12:29
The Port of Wilmington is preparing for a $9.8 million rehabilitation of a nearly century-old cargo ship berth, a project largely financed with a federal grant awarded in 2012.Port Director Gene Bailey said members of the port's governing Diamond State Port Corp. have tentatively approved a contract for the.....
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Comercial Mecánica Tamegar launches new tray erecting machine

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 12:29
Comercial Mecánica Tamegar (TMG) launches the C6-H tray erecting machine for forming shelf-ready packaging and oversized trays.Model C6-H is the latest machine from Tamegar for forming oversized trays, such as half pallet and shelf-ready (SRP) trays, using Hotmelt glue. The machine offers all the latest.....
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"Complete tray sealing lines produced under own management"

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 12:29
Nearly two years ago, Tramper Technology opened their new facilities in Goes, the Netherlands, with a total surface area of 10.000m2. In these facilities, a team of more than fifty employees actively develop and manufacture complete tray sealing lines for the food processing industry. The entire process,.....
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Norway: Fruit production up 30% in 2014, vegetables up 10%

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 12:29
The production of open ground and greenhouse vegetables in Norway amounted to 190,000 tonnes last year; an increase of 10% compared to 2013. Fruit production grew by almost 30%. Between 2013 and 2014, the production of open ground vegetables increased from 153,000 to 158,400 tonnes, while production in.....
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Severe hailstorm causes damage in Murcia and Albacete

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 12:29
On Tuesday, 19 May, Murcia and Albacete registered an intense hailstorm that is estimated to have caused serious damage to some 1,800 hectares of crops.Photo supplied by Asaja Murcia The storm took place on the border between Murcia and Albacete, with the northern Altiplano region.....
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Bahrain: Measures on imported fruits, vegetables tightened

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 12:29
In line with HRH Prime Minister's directives on tightening control on imported fruits and vegetables to ensure consumers' health, the Joint Agriculture and Health Committee today held a meeting to discuss means of cooperation and coordination to ensure the implementation of the same directives.Agriculture.....
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Food: how much does the world need?

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 12:29
The dominant paradigm of global food security is that humanity “needs” to increase food production by 50 to 100% by 2050. The consensus is that this is partly due to population growth, but mostly because this population is shifting towards more meat- and dairy-intensive diets.But dramatically increasing.....
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Jordan, Bulgaria to forge tighter economic ties

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 12:29
A senior Jordanian economic delegation yesterday concluded a working visit to the Republic of Bulgaria.The delegation, representing 30 local companies, held meetings with Bulgarian officials from both public and private sectors, focusing on developing economic cooperation between the two countries in the.....
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