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Fresh Del Monte announces pineapple offering


Group is to offer Costa Rica-grown carbon neutral-certified pineapples from farm to table through carbon insetting


EU tightens controls on Turkish lemons and grapefruit


Three in every 10 trucks entering the EU will now be subjected to pesticide analysis after increase in detections

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EC publishes school fruit and veg programme report


Some 54.6 per cent of European children consumed fruit, vegetables and milk in those schools utilising the community promotion programme

Azovian is a large plum variety from BASF with intermediate resistance to ToBRFV

BASF fast-tracks rugose-resistant tomatoes


Devastating tomato virus sparks urgent calls for resistant varieties, with breeder anticipating strong demand for new round cultivar

The UK is the first market where the full range of Kissabel apples is available

Bright start for Kissabel in UK


Red-fleshed apple range receives positive feedback in consumer tastings as Worldwide Fruit spearheads marketing push

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Ambrosia apples hit European shelves


Harvest volumes in Piedmont and Val Venosta are at the same level as last year, with apple quality said to be good

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Paul Clüver handed conservation award


Former Capespan and Unifruco chairman rewarded for his conservation work on his family fruit farm in Elgin, South Africa

Asda ditches swede wrapping

Wrap urges increased collaboration and action on climate


The climate action group is calling on more businesses in the UK to take immediate action on climate change, including efforts on food waste and plastic packaging

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‘Big opportunities’ in Vietnamese fruit sector


Supplier forecasts major growth in exports and domestic supply if Vietnam can attract overseas investment, open up new markets, and modernise production methods

Beshoy Teriak

El Teriak Farm on solid growth path


The Egyptian grower-exporter is confident of the continued potential of Egyptian produce on the world stage, expanding production and investing in packing and juicing facilities


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Automation and supply chain agility ‘will shape sector’ in 2023

2022-11-29T11:10:00+00:00By ,

Comment: Fresh produce firms must remain agile to meet fluctuating demand, as well as considering investment in automation and AI, as they face up to supply chain instability, inflation, labour shortages and climate change

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Primland extends European operations with “We are growers”


French kiwifruit specialist Primland is continuing its “We are growers” positioning for Northern Hemisphere exports, establishing partnerships for Oscar kiwifruit with growers in Greece, Italy and Portugal

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Ahold Delhaize updates its CO2 targets


Retailer sets CO2 emission reduction targets for its entire value chain in line with UN goal of keeping global warming below 1.5°C

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Mixed plum breeds make their mark


New-look ‘interspecific’ plum varieties are making headway in South Africa, offering greater options for exporters


‘Seed potato ban at crisis point for NI growers’


Potato production in Northern Ireland at risk due to ban on seed potato trade between UK, EU and Northern Ireland, says grower