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  • Dubai
    Analysis

    Deep farms: The future of food production?

    2019-02-11T10:53:04Z

    There’s been much talk of how vertical farming offers a solution to the impacts of climate change and population growth, but University of Nottingham academics Professor Saffa Riffat, president of the World Society of Sustainable Energy Technologies, and Professor Yijun Yuan, EU Marie Curie fellow, are preferring to look downwards for the future of food

  • Afourer 2
    Analysis

    Export growth for Australian citrus

    2019-01-03T02:57:46Z

    Shipments of oranges and mandarins to China continue to climb, while US demand stabilises

  • mushrooms
    Analysis

    Room for Manoeuvre?

    2018-11-29T17:04:18Z

    Poland is a key mushroom source for the UK market, which relies on imports to ensure it can meet demand. Michael Barker speaks to producer Grzybmar to find out how supply is shaping up and how it is bracing for Brexi

  • Tomra
    Analysis

    What will shape the supermarkets of the future?

    2018-11-21T08:43:09Z

    Bjorn Thumas of Tomra Food looks at the technologies and trends driving retail change

  • Romaine lettuce
    Analysis

    A new leaf for salad?

    2018-09-26T17:14:51Z

    High temperatures and health-conscious shoppers mean Brits are buying more salads despite hot weather and labour shortages putting pressure on producers

  • Gert Kema WUR
    Analysis

    Panama disease: the point of no return?

    2018-09-19T16:41:28Z

    The future looks bleak for the banana business as it struggles to contain the disease TR4, but Professor Gert Kema believes an escape route could be within reach, provided the industry works together. He speaks exclusively to Mike Knowles and Michael Barker

  • Tui bird New Zealand (attribute to Sid Mosdell from Wikimedia Commons)
    Analysis

    Could birds replace some pesticides?

    2018-09-19T15:40:25Z

    A team from Plant & Food Research in New Zealand is looking to answer that very question

  • US NW Pacific Northwest Washington cherries in tub
    Analysis

    Is it the end for US imports in China?

    2018-07-18T11:25:28Z

    China’s 25 per cent retaliatory tariffs on US products threaten future Californian and North Western fruit imports

  • Bitcoin Kiwifruit
    Analysis

    Blockchain: myth or salvation?

    2018-06-21T15:41:59Z

    Although there is plenty of hype around the technology, it may still present a valuable opportunity for the produce trade

  • Credit Matthias Hangst Wimbledon
    Analysis

    New strawberries, please!

    2018-06-20T11:37:18Z

    As labour and packaging serve up fresh challenges for suppliers, the ball is very much in the industry's court

  • mushroom dress Aniela Hoitink
    Analysis

    Can we turn the fashion trade green?

    2018-05-30T15:26:14Z

    Dresses made from mushrooms or leather made from fruit waste could be part of a more circular economy, says WUR

  • Figs
    Analysis

    Tropical fruits cooling off?

    2018-05-03T16:35:58Z

    Tropical fruit volume sales dropped unexpectedly in the past 12 months, but excitement abounds for the potential of smaller and exotic varieties

  • RenzoPiraccini
    Analysis

    A new avocado avenue for Italy?

    2018-05-03T15:32:46Z

    Growing demand for tropical fruit among number of new options for country to consider, says head of trade fair Macfrut

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    Analysis

    Could 3D printing boost fruit and veg?

    2018-04-16T14:33:35Z

    Natural Machines co-founder claims technology is here now to offer creative ways to get people eating more fresh

  • South Africa vineyard
    Analysis

    Is the sky the limit for South Africa?

    2018-04-13T12:10:42Z

    The South African fruit export industry is facing a number of challenges beyond its control, but if things fall into line, the sector is set for further growth

  • Unicorn Grocery
    Analysis

    Organics for all?

    2018-04-12T14:31:46Z

    The organics sector is shaking off perceptions of exclusivity, but could the major supermarkets be doing more to lower prices? Fred Searle asks whether lessons can be learned from an organic co-op in Manchester

  • tractor in field
    Analysis

    Healthy and harmonious?

    2018-04-09T10:45:45Z

    NFU chief horticulture adviser Hayley Campbell-Gibbons has been touring the country to get growers’ views on the future direction of the industry. Here, she outlines the opinions of a panel of producers in Kent

  • Whole Foods Market
    Analysis

    Will Amazon revolutionise food distribution?

    2018-03-22T11:31:43Z

    Isabelle Chaboud, a professor at the Grenoble School of Management (GEM), looks at the possible long-term effects on the grocery market of Amazon's foray into food retail

  • robotic brassica picking arm (credit University of Plymouth)
    Analysis

    More human than human?

    2018-03-07T14:48:58Z

    Rapid technological growth and labour issues have brought agricultural robotics out of the fringe and into the mainstream, but are they a panacea or still in the realm of sci-fi?

  • spiralizer CREDIT Jessica Mullen
    Analysis

    Have spiralisers had their day?

    2018-02-26T14:35:51Z

    New figures from Argos show sales of spiralisers have nosedived, but potatoes are set to benefit from appetite for 'real' carbs