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Ecuador-EU agreement is "wonderful" for the banana sector

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Ecuador's banana sector is optimistic about the Multiparty Trade Agreement reached on Thursday between the country and the European Union, which will make it possible to improve the tariff conditions."After almost four years of negotiations, we have finally signed a balanced agreement with the European.....
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Total Produce adds pineapple to its TOP home brand

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TOP - Total Produce’s home brand – includes a new product: Extra Sweet Pineapple. The new product will be available in new packaging year-round from week 30. With its mix of premium quality and prominent packaging design, TOP Extra Sweet Pineapple is a truly exclusive product. As Product Manager Stef van der.....
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South Africa to fight citrus ban

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Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies on Monday vowed to fight tooth and nail to avert a possible European ban on citrus imports from South Africa. This came after oranges contaminated with black spot fungus were found in a shipment to the Netherlands.“If decisions are taken that keep us out of an important.....
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Italy: Solarelli stonefruit doing well in the Middle East

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"After the positive test of 2013, this year we have increased the stores in the UAE that sell our Solarelli products," explains Ilenio Bastoni from Apofruit Italia.Promotions were carried out also throughout the Ramadan, which will end on 27th July: "in one single month, we shipped 150 pallets of stonefruit.....
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Citrus cooperative showcases trends to foodservice trade

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Fresh ingredients are dominating restaurant menus across the country and nothing denotes “fresh” more than crisp, bright, refreshing citrus. From fast-casual to special occasion, from appetizers to entrées, desserts and beverages, diners are embracing the zesty flavours of fresh citrus as part of their.....
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High season for Prince de Bretagne fresh peas

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In the Breton coastal region, conditions are ideal for the cultivation of peas: no heat, lots of water and plenty of sunlight. The 'Prince de Bretagne' peas are produced here, with the production volume spread out over the season amounting to around 300 tonnes.At the moment, the harvest is in full swing, and.....
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2014 Australian orange season kicks off in Shanghai, China

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More than 80 Australian and Chinese government officials, local importers, distributors and retailers gathered to celebrate the arrival of the world’s sweetest oranges in China late last week.The Chinese market is a relatively new export destination for Australian oranges, but trade has grown rapidly due to.....
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Indian scientists develop seedless mangoes

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First came seedless grapes. Now, Indian scientists have developed what could be the ultimate delicacy - a seedless mango which is finely textured and juicy, with a rich, sweet and distinctive flavour when mature."We have developed a seedless mango variety from hybrids of mango varieties Ratna and Alphonso,".....
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Hit by declines in Ukraine, Russia, Poland seeks new export markets

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Poland is on the hunt for new trade partners after seeing a 25 percent drop in exports to Russia and Ukraine, Polskie Radio reports.Sales to the two countries have been hurt by instability in Ukraine and a Russian block on importing EU pork products, Polskie Radio says.“It's an ideal time to gain new markets.....
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Israeli vegetables not harvested in time may be transferred to Palestinians

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Due to the tumultuous conditions in southern Israeli that have been preventing many farmers from harvesting vegetables in time, over-ripened crops may need to be sold to the Palestinian vegetable market in the West Bank, one cooperative announced on Monday.Farmers from the Ein Yahav-based Yofi Shel Yerakot.....
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Report of the second meeting on Tacler Platform with Quafety Scientists

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As anticipated in the last days (read here), the scientists of EU project Quafety are on the platform of Tacler in July, on Fridays from 2.00 to 3.00 pm (Rome Time), to discuss some topics that are studying within the project.A brief report of the second meeting occurred on last 18 July follows.During.....
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Stonefruit hard work for Washington growers

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With the speed of a Vegas card cheat, Amelia Beltran flashes through her work packing apricots.The 26-year-old single mother, one of the fastest packers at the Valicoff Fruit Co.’s stonefruit shed, receives them in buckets, sorts them by size and cranks out roughly 150 boxes per day. And like the rest of her.....
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New freight train from China through 5 countries in Central Asia

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Early morning, July, 16th, the first “Made in Chengdu”-freight train honks the horn and departs from the Chengdu Railway Station to Central Asia. The freight is due to arrive in 5 countries of Central Asia in 9 days.According to Van Bingvay, the CEO of Logistics company of “Chengdu-Central Asia”, this train.....
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AU: Supermarkets to make healthy snacking easier

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While Australians are still not eating the recommended amount of fruit and vegetables, research shows the fastest growing consumer trend is healthy snacks.Australia is following Europe's lead, where sales of snacking vegetables grew by 337 per cent over three years, between 2009-2011, in the.....
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Indigenous vegetables ‘boost food security in Nigeria’

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Indigenous vegetables grown by rural farmers in Africa have the potential to improve food security, nutrition and incomes on the continent, researchers in Nigeria say.In a paper presented on underutilised vegetables project in Nigeria during the Research to Feed Africa Symposium in Naivasha, Kenya, last.....
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US (ID): First car of lettuce shipped yesterday

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The first carload shipment of head lettuce was sent out last evening by Manager W. J. MacFarland of the Cherrylanes growers, from the packing houses on Snake River avenue, and he expects to send another car by the end of this week.A carload consists of 200 crates, and it will be sold while on the road, but.....
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India: ‘Vegetable prices lower than last year’

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Tomatoes are available at half of July 2013 rates and onions 9.5 per cent lower: the Food and Civil Supplies Department highlighted these figures as the impact of its increased procurement and sale through retail to control food price inflation.In a statement on Sunday, Food and Supplies Commissioner S.S......
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Cucumber price revival, but one swallow doesn't make a summer

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The cucumber market has seen a revival this week. For the first time this season, an improvement is seen in Dutch and Belgian prices, Joop de Hoog of Friskom says. Today, prices for size 30 cucumbers on the free market are around 25 cents. The 35-sized ones go toward 33 cents. The 40-sized ones are a few.....
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Cameroon exported close to 133,000 tonnes of banana in first half of 2014

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According to the Cameroonian Banana Association (Assobacam), close to 133,000 tonnes of bananas have been exported since the start of 2014. The largest of these exports is that of Société des plantations du Haut Penja (PHP). With 55,518 tonnes exported on June 30, 2013, the Cameroonian subsidy of Compagnie.....
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Germany has potato hotel

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What can we not do with potatoes? Germany has opened it's first potato hotel in the Lüneburger Heide region (in the state of Niedersachsen). At this hotel everything revolves around the German's beloved night shade crop, reports the German newspaper 'Bild' on their website. At this hotel potatoes are not.....
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