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Coronavirus measures could cause global food shortage

By | March 30th, 2020|Global Industry News|

Protectionist measures by national governments during the coronavirus crisis could provoke food shortages around the world, the UN’s food body has warned. Harvests have been good and the outlook for staple crops is promising, but a shortage of field workers brought on by the virus crisis and a move towards protectionism – tariffs and export [...]

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The supply chain has experienced a massive shift

By | March 30th, 2020|Global Industry News|

It has been a bizarre couple of weeks in the fresh produce industry, there have been big changes in the supply chain as people have been forced to change their entire way of life. "Since pubs and restaurants were advised to close last week, the supply chain has experienced a massive shift, it seems like [...]

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Demand picks up slightly on lemons

By | March 30th, 2020|Global Industry News|

Demand for lemons has seen only a slight jump compared to the increasing demand for oranges. “There’s a bit of a spike in demand for lemons. But with navel oranges for example, the movement is up 250 percent on typical volume. Lemons have seen only a slight uptick,” says Michael Chavez of Golden Star Citrus [...]

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Events cancelled due to coronavirus

By | March 16th, 2020|Global Industry News|

As the coronavirus spreads around the world and movement is restricted and gatherings of large numbers of people are banned, a number of industry trade fairs have been postponed or cancelled. 2020 Syngenta Australian Melon Conference and Field Day cancelled Interpack, Germany postponed 2020 Consumer Connection Conference, Arizona cancelled Organic Growers Alliance AGM, London postponed [...]

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Good reasons to package produce

By | March 16th, 2020|Global Industry News|

Now more than ever we are reminded of the importance of food security. All around the globe consumers are preparing for the threat of the Corona virus and in many places panic purchases have ensued. A picture that can be seen in many places are empty shelves in fruit and vegetable sections of supermarkets – [...]

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Coronavirus update for fruit industry

By | March 16th, 2020|Global Industry News|

As the Coronavirus hits Indonesian imports, some restaurants there are taking dishes off the menu after the price of onions soared ten-fold. In Iran, it has caused a decline in mushroom consumption, while in Panama, the consumer protection body is keeping a close look at the soaring fruit prices. Meanwhile, Australian growers are working with [...]

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Bacillus sp. w176 against postharvest green mould in citrus

By | February 29th, 2020|Global Industry News|

Citrus is one of the most important fruit crops in the world, and they are particularly susceptible to postharvest damage before they reach the market for fresh consumption after storage. Green mould caused by Penicillium digitatum is considered to be the main postharvest pathogen of citrus fruit with up to 60–80% decay under suitable environment [...]

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Reefer container congestion to remain for months to come

By | February 20th, 2020|Global Industry News|

The congestion of reefer containers in China continues to increase due to the impact of the Corona virus. The bottleneck is mainly in the Chinese ports of, among others, Shanghai, Xingang, Tianjin and Ningbo. The ports report a full capacity that no reefer container can access anymore and therefore advise the shipping companies to unload [...]

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Counterfeit Chinese-grown products in the markets

By | February 20th, 2020|Global Industry News|

Counterfeit produce is nothing new on the Chinese market, but fortunately there is a strong push from companies who export there to try to combat it. Companies can see their brands displayed in markets all over Asia, undermining a great deal of work and investment to promote the quality behind the brand, and brand owners, [...]

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EU to ban imported fruit treated with chlorpyrifos

By | February 20th, 2020|Global Industry News|

The EU member states have agreed to an import ban for fruit-bearing traces of chlorpyrifos, a pesticide deemed harmful to human health. Chlorpyrifos is used by farmers to prevent insects from damaging their produce. Traces are often found on imported fruit such as oranges or mandarins in countries such as Germany, where the substance has [...]

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