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Global Produce News | Wednesday June 20

FreshPlaza.com | miércoles, 20 de junio de 2012


Prices sky-high
US: Organic apple market seriously short on supply
The North American market for organic apples is very short at the moment, according to David Posner, President of Awe Sum Organics, the biggest importer of organic apples in the US. This is down to three reasons. The first is the growing demand for organic fruit in the states over the last few years, +20%.....

Solution for peeling pomegranates
Recently, pomegranates are gaining popularity not just for their appealing appearance and unique taste, but also for offering various health benefits. Researchers report that the pomegranate is a rich source of healing properties; therefore, it was declared a Super Fruit. Pomegranate arils and by-products.....

Guatemala: Agrofruit and UN explore alliances to reach the Millennium Development Goals
A study conducted in September, 2011 by the University of Colorado, Health and Human Development Needs in Guatemala’s Southwestern "trifinio," revealed that two thirds of mothers in the region suffer from moderate or severe food insecurity, which is reflected in the high mortality rates of their infant.....

US (FL): Potato harvest wraps up
Virtually all fresh potato growers in Florida have finished harvesting what has turned out to be a season with average volume. Though rain damaged some potatoes, crop yields were enough to shore up losses.“For all practical purposes, our season is over,” said Mike Hevener of the South Florida Potato Growers.....

EU: Mr Fruitness presents plums
A refreshing taste that's inviting for children too, and a wealth of nutritional benefits ideal for topping up energy levels on hot summer days. These are the gifts that fresh plums bring, as summer comes shining to homes across Europe.It's the healthiness of this delicious fruit that makes it so appealing.....

US (CO): Warm growing season for onions
With the onion harvest in Colorado about a month away, warm weather has been the norm.“There have been above-normal temperatures and it's been dry,” said Charles Grasmick, an onion grower in Granada, Colorado. Parts of last year's crop were affected by a drought, but Grasmick doesn't think the warm weather.....

Italy: Organic rocket and baby leaf from Piana del Sele Europewide
Pierpaolo Maisto’s firm in Pontecagnano Faiano (Salerno, Italy), as many other firms situated in Piana del Sele, is specialized in different types of fresh-cut salads, first of all in wild rocket (they have been cultivating since 2006), but also in red and green Baby leaves, Baby spinach, oriental salads.....

Sixth annual comp names best produce in the greenhouse capitol of North America
On June 15-17, 2010 at the Leamington Fair, R.E.A.CH. International hosted its 6th annual Greenhouse competitions including 'The Hottest Tomato,' 'The Perfect Pepper' and 'The Coolest Cucumber' Competitions. Greenhouse Industry growers, marketers and suppliers participated in the annual competitions which.....

Australia receives continued access to Jakarta
The Australian government has welcomed Indonesia's decision to grant continued access for the country's horticultural supplies through Jakarta's main port, Tanjung Priok. The access was secured when Indonesia exempted Australian exporters from a ban, effective from today, on the entry of horticultural.....

US: Alliance for Food and Farming calls for end to "Dirty Dozen" list
The Alliance for Food and Farming is calling on the Environmental Working Group (EWG) to cease publishing its so-called "Dirty Dozen" list. Recent consumer survey results and an analysis by a panel of scientists and nutrition experts released today show EWG’s list and the group’s accompanying statements are.....

Catania (Sicily - Italy), 12-16 November, 2012
Italy: Monsanto Company sponsoring 6th International Brassica Symposium
From 12 to 16 November, 2012, at Polo Bioscientifico of Faculty of Agricultural Sciences in Catania (Sicily), the 6th International Symposium on Brassica and the 18th Crucifer Genetics Workshop will take place, with the title 'Exploitation of Brassica diversity for improving agriculture chains'.The .....

EU: Freshfel elects new president and board
Freshfel Europe, the European Fresh Produce Association, has held its Annual General Meeting in Brussels, Belgium. Freshfel members elected together with a new Board Mr Philippe Henri (Creno/UNCGFL, France) as its new President, Mr Luc Clerx (Zespri) as its new Vice-President and Jérôme Fabre (Compagnie.....

How to preserve the quality of "ready-to-eat" grapes
In the last years, fresh-cut grapes consumed as snacks is increasing. Tissue injuries occurring during the grape preparation process in which the stems are manually pulled off the grapes reduce the shelf-life of fresh-cut grapes that is only 14 days. Microbial growth, decay development, and firmness loss.....

Theo Vernooy
Netherlands: "Half the cherry yield this season; flowering not good""
The domestic cherry season began last week and grower Theo Vernooy sees the coming time with mixed feelings. "We already have had a few days of selling in the farm shop and at the side of the road, and went well. The demand is great. A downfall is that we have had a shortage of production and now we have to.....

Special Special Retail
UK: M&S serve up special stonefruit offerings
This summer, stonefruit takes on a whole new meaning at M&S. Their 'Latest Discovery' range is bringing new, sensational varieties to the shelves. Following on from Black and Red apricots come Blue apricots, Yellow Plumcots and Peachcots; all these latest varieties, sourced by UNIVEG Katopé UK from.....

North America
USDA Webinar Series for the Fruit and Vegetable Industry
The Agricultural Marketing Service Fruit and Vegetable Program is offering an invitation to take part in a series of free, interactive webinars on their many programs and services. At each webinar a presentation will be delivered by a USDA expert on a specific topic, delegates will be introduced to USDA.....

US (WA): Cherry picking under way
The harvest of sweet cherries in Eastern Washington, which will produce most of the nation's crop, has begun. After lots of worry over recent rainfall, it transpires that the bulk of the crop is in good condition. There are estimations of 20 million boxes being harvested nationwide this year - 18 million of.....

US: Delightful Quality Produce partners with CHEP
Delightful Quality Produce, an importer of tomatoes, corn, peppers and watermelons from Mexico, today announced that it has signed a new multi-year contract with CHEP. Delightful Quality Produce transports its Delightful Quality brand produce from farms in northern Mexico to supermarkets and wholesalers.....

US: Bright Farms partners with A & P
BrightFarms and The Great Atlantic and Pacific Tea Company, have announced an exclusive partnership to deliver the freshest local produce to A&P's family of stores. A&P has signed the grocery industry's third long-term produce purchase agreement, becoming the only retailer of BrightFarms'.....

US (OK): Peach harvest comes early
Peach harvest has come early to Oklahoma this year. It looks as though the season will peak in time for the annual Porter Peach Festival, according to Kent Livesay, owner of Livesay Orchards, the largest peach orchard in the state. "The peach harvest started about two to three weeks earlier than normal,".....

US: Peanut shortage pushes prices up
US peanut growers are expecting to produce 1.8 million tons this year - a drop of 13% from last year. The shortage is being blamed on the weather."We have had droughts for two years in a row, so last year's crop was indeed a smaller crop than we've had in the recent past," said National Peanut Board.....

Las Vegas June 25-28
US: Kes Science & Technology at IFT Food Expo
KES Science & Technology invites you to their 2012 IFT Food Expo booth no.102 in the Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas, NV June 25-28, 2012 to learn more about the unique NASA-developed non chemical (no ozone) AiroCide food safety preventive controls air sanitation technology.This amassing NASA.....

Mexico: Tomato at risk due to tariffs
Starting 2013, the United States can impose tariffs to the entrance of Mexican vegetables.The main tomato producing states in the country will start a fight to prevent the application of the 16.65% tariff, to come into enforcement in January 2013.Manuel Cázares Castro, president of the Sistema Producto.....

US: Lady Moon Farms receives innovation award
Lady Moon Farms, the largest grower of organic produce on the east coast with farms in Pennsylvania, Georgia and Florida, has received an Innovation Award from Whole Foods Market. The natural and organic grocery chain's first ever Supplier Awards, presented in Austin Texas, recognizes Lady Moon Farms.....

Berries and cherries market is growing in the United States
According to information provided by Insider - a market investigation company for natural products - the cultivation and commerce of fruits is expanding every year in the United States and Mexico. The highlight goes to berries, that had the highest income in this section of products in 2011 - 7.7% of the.....

US: Arkansas agriculture secretary stepping down
The agriculture secretary of Arkansas, Richard Bell, is planning to step down at the end of the month.Bell says that he feels he has accomplished what he set out to achieve with the role and also cited health reasons for is decision. The state Agriculture Board appointed Bell as secretary after the General.....

European Flavors starts in Canada
Canada's PMA has been the starting point of this year's European Flavors, the EU project for worldwide promotion of the fresh and processed European fruit and vegetable products.Earlier in Spring, European Flavors had already set foot in Calgary, in the State of Alberta, where pears, kiwis, oranges and plums.....

Europe
UK: New Potato Ambassador line up for 2012
Potato Council has recruited an exciting new team of growers to act as 'Potato Ambassadors' and inspire the nation to eat more potatoes.Since the initiative was introduced two years ago the original group of Ambassadors have delivered more than £1.2 million worth of media coverage. The new team are keen to.....

Italy: “Other varieties made up for the loss recorded in Ferrovia cherries”
On the current cherry campaign, the Apulian grower Vito Quarato says: “This year, volumes are lower than last year due to the bad weather conditions recorded in April in our area, Gioia del Colle (Bari, Italy). For this reason, supply did not satisfy demand.”“This year prices are higher perhaps because.....

Joop Litjens
Netherlands: "Fennel prices back up after a dip last week"
Fennel grower Joop Litjens started harvesting the first cultivation of fennel on the 25th of May. The grower from Leunen, who sends his products via Fossa Eugenia for processing, wholesale and retail, speaks of a moderately good start to the season. "Unfortunately we had a dip last week where the prices were.....

International group of plant growers receive an informative tour of production
Netherlands: Grow Group Conference visits Cultilène
Last Thursday an international group from the bi-annual Grow Group Conference visited the substrate supplier Cultilène in Tilburg. Saint-Gobain, the producer of stone-wool mats, cultivation blocks and plugs; has been one of the world's largest leaders of building materials since the late 1970's. Bonny.....

Casino goes for '100% origine France' in fruit and vegetables
The French retailer Casino is becoming more and more involved with the French organic growers. As soon as it's possible, Casino will choose to discard imported product in favour of the organic fruit and vegetables grown in France. These products are grown under their own brand Casino Bio."This project is.....

Hans de Meyer, Mechelse Veilingen:
Belgium: "Glasshouse endive has better price than open ground"
Endive is one of the many vegetables offered by Mechelse Veilingen. The supply is almost all year round with the exception of December, January and February. The volumes are largest in April and May. Hans de Meyer, supervisor of marketing of the Mechelse Veilingen explains, that in 2008 the area increased.....

Portugal: Cherry production drops 40%
Cherry harvesting campaign in Cova da Beira started this year with some weeks delays, so there's less quantity but better quality as the fruits are bigger and more attractive. Normal 0 21 false false false ES-CO X-NONE X-NONE .....

UK: M&S serve up special stonefruit offerings
This summer, stonefruit takes on a whole new meaning at M&S. Their 'Latest Discovery' range is bringing new, sensational varieties to the shelves. Following on from Black and Red apricots come Blue apricots, Yellow Plumcots and Peachcots; all these latest varieties, sourced by UNIVEG Katopé UK from.....

Spain: Strawberry campaign ends with 20% raise in production
The Strawberry campaign in Huelva, supposedly representing 94% of the national total, ended with a raise in production between 20 and 25% compared to the previous one, when 245,000 tons were harvested.That's what Alberto Garrocho, president for the Strawberry Producers and Exporters Association (Freshuelva).....

Spain: A plastic with garlic molecules conserves vegetables for longer
During the European project PLA4food, the company Domca S.A.U., from Granada, obtained vegetable origin additives to be incorporated in a biodegradable plastic package destined to conserve fresh fruits and vegetables ready for consumption. The investigation will develop an active and biodegradable package.....

Spain: Onubafruit raises turnover up to 128 millions
The company Onubafruit from Huelva keeps as leader in Europe, regarding berries exports. This thanks to the good results obtained in the present campaign. It ended with a raise of 8 millions Euros in turnover, regarding the previous campaign. It went from 120 millions Euro in 2011 to 128 millions in.....

Asia
Pakistan loses Iranian mango market
As a result of the UN trade embargo on goods to Iran, Pakistan has lost one of its mango markets, worth 30,000 tonnes per year. "With the loss of this market, exporters have faced a loss of almost $10 million worth exports of mango during the ongoing season," said Pakistan Fruit and Vegetable Exporters,.....

Sri Lanka imposes spot fines for fresh produce transport contraventions
Johnston Fernando, Minister of Cooperatives and internal Trade in Sri Lanka has stated that the Consumer Affairs Authority has been instructed to issue on the spot fines for anyone in violation of fruit and vegetables transportation regulations. The move comes as a result of a backlog of cases in the courts.....

Vietnam: Half of imported apples come from China
According to a recent report from the General Department of Customs, just under 50% of all apples imported into Vietnam now come from China. The apples are now undergoing closer food safety tests, since it emerged that some Chinese fruit was being wrapped in pesticide coated paper. The department said that.....

Oceania
NZ: National PSA management strategy proposed
The Kiwifruit Vine Health Organisation has said that growers support its proposed national pest management strategy, designed to combat Psa-V. KVH is currently holding meetings with growers in order to receive feedback over its proposals. In order to go ahead the strategy will need to receive government.....

AU: Too many apples not enough consumers
Less consumer demand and high yields are thought to be responsible for low apple prices this season. Industry group Apple and Pear Australia says it is concerned that this may prompt growers to leave the industry. Managing director Jon Durham says prices are less than half what the break-even price is for.....

NZ: EastPack packing rebate for growers
With almost 19 million tray as of kiwifruit harvested this season, grower owner post harvest supplier EastPack is set to pay growers 20 cents per tray rebates at the end of the month. The rebate is part of the 20/20 special grower offers, which reduced packing costs 20 cents per tray plus a 20 cent per tray.....

Central America
"In the future we'll keep working on extending the Fair Trade assortment"
Now also ready-to-eat-mango in Special Fruit's Fair Trade assortment
BestChoice is extending its assortment of Fair Trade products with ready to eat mangos from the Dominican Republic. This Caribbean island consists of fertile hills, valleys and rivers, essential for a qualitative cultivation. Special Fruit imports sweet, soft mangos from the South-West of the island, where.....

Dominican Republic raises mango exports looking for international leadership
Mango production in the Dominican Republic has grown fast in the few last years, bringing along the exporting amounts, said Rafael Leger, president for the Mango Cluster, to the news agency Efe. The affirmation was made during a product fair in Baní, baptized as the mango capital.The fair is dedicated to.....

Guatemala: Agritrade Expo & Conference 2012 to focus on conquering the European market
With the objective of taking advantage of the next Association Agreement with Europe, directors of the agriculture export platform Agritrade, have set an objective - bring to Guatemala around 25 European importers to know the fruits, vegetables, ornamental plants and differentiation products from the Central.....

South America
Promotion Dutch onions in Brazil
The Dutch onion sector presents itself during the next few weeks at the Sial in Sao Paulo in Brazil. From 25 to 28 June one of the largest food fairs of the region takes place. The Dutch onion sector, which annually exports more than a million tons of onions worldwide, want to obtain with its presence a.....

Avocado: From Colombia to the world
The First avocado exports were made from Antioquia. Up until today they shipped 10 containers of Hass avocado to the Netherlands with good results.To place in the European market 100 containers (600 tons) of fruits like Hass avocado is the first stage for the Antioquia Government. Through the Secretary of.....

Colombia: Israeli technology leads to potatoes in the desert
Israeli agricultural experts have achieved what people said could never be done - they have grown potatoes in harsh desert environment in Colombia."From this desert you might receive stones, but not potatoes," that's what local farmers in Colombia's northern La Guajira desert said when presented with an.....

Retail news
UK: Retailers have much to celebrate in Jubilee week
Supermarkets and grocery sores in the UK enjoyed the Queen's Diamon Jubillee celebrations recently. They took an extra £213 million in the week leading up to the Jubilee - an 11.3% rise on the same week last year. Retailers are now hoping for a similar boos from the Olympics next month. Upmarket Waitrose,.....


 

 


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