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Comment: AI can make a big difference to fruit quality

2024-06-25T15:34:00+01:00By Willie Wood

Worldwide Fruit’s head of technical Willie Wood believes new technology is about to remove all subjectivity from fresh produce quality control


Comment: Sustainability is no longer an optional extra

2024-06-20T11:12:00+01:00By Richard Bonn

Agrifood companies are well used to tracking key performance indicators. The reality is they now need to monitor sustainability performance closely too

Wanda Goldwag at New Spitalfields

New CGMA chair promises new era of wholesale collaboration


New Covent Garden Market Authority chair Wanda Goldwag outlines the vital role wholesale markets continue to play

FL 2024 Logistics Hub airfreight session James MacGregor Morag Webb Simon Derrick

Fruit Logistica: How do we take a fair approach to net zero for airfreighted produce?


The argument for airfreight was put forward on the Logistics Hub stage during day two of Fruit Logistica in Berlin

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Non-destructive tools help predict tomato quality over time


Fighting food waste in tomatoes demands quality modelling using non-destructive tools, says Eva Ketel, scientific researcher in physiology and product quality at Wageningen University & Research


Peter Shakespeare is the country manager of Certis Belchim UK

New bio controls have ‘great potential’ as crop protection toolkit shrinks

2024-04-19T12:22:00+01:00By Peter Shakespeare

Peter Shakespeare of Certis Belchim UK explains that growers must think carefully about how to integrate biorational controls in their IPM programmes as synthetic products continue to be banned

Dr Hans-Christopth Behr AMI FL 2024 Fresh Produce Forum

Fruit Logistica: Avocados – the state of the market and data for optimised marketing


Dr Hans-Christoph Behr and Antonio Lizano studied avocado production, trade and more on day three of Fruit Logistica in Berlin

Mike Parr FL 2024 Logistics Hub

Fruit Logistica: Everything in check – How can suppliers continue to reach the UK market?


This Logistics Hub session focused on the impact of new legislation on the UK business and those looking to supply it

Dr Manuela Zude-Sasse FL 2024 Future Lab

Fruit Logistica: Heat waves in fruit production – do we have enough data?


On day one in Berlin, Dr Manuela Zude-Sasse spoke to Future Lab visitors about data collection and the development of risk models in the face of extreme weather

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Comment: Create a credible brand presence that sells


How can fresh produce brand owners get their trademarked products seen by supermarket shoppers? That’s not always easy, but also not impossible, says Naomi Farmer of Brandbloom


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Comment: The rain in Spain falls mainly on… Northern Europe

2024-03-21T16:48:00+00:00By Richard Bonn

Fruit and veg producers ignore the various climate challenges associated with water at their peril, says Richard Bonn, co-founder of Aethr Associates

Miller Preciado

Colombia’s blue dream is still alive


Colombia has the potential to become a key player in the global blueberry market

FL 2024 Andrew Morgan Global 78 Logistics Hub

Fruit Logistica: The Brexit hangover – How can the UK’s supply chains recover?


Andrew Morgan of Global 78 offered a preview of a new investigation into the long-term impact of Brexit on fresh produce supply chains

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Fruit Logistica: How can the perishable logistics business grow in 2024?


The Logistics Hub hosted a panel discussion involving Maersk’s Bruce Marshall and Rafael Llerena of Easyfresh

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Fruit Logistica: Rethinking horticulture


New solutions for today’s challenges in the world of fresh produce were under the spotlight on the Fresh Produce Forum stage