Fresh This Month

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    Dole Food Company goes back to Wall Street

    Dole owner David Murdock is set to offer up to US$100 million (£780 million) worth of shares in the company in a bid to pay down debt. Read more >

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    Pear pesticide screening kit used to “double check” organic fruit

    Dutch gene activity analyst NSure explains how its latest technology tests Abate Fetel pears for chemical 1-MCP to distinguish between pesticide treated and untreated batches. Read more >

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    Cut-price asparagus spearheading Morrisons’ wonky veg range

    Budget-busting and bent, UK-grown asparagus is the latest edition to Morrisons’ wonky fruit and vegetable range, on sale at just £1. Read more >

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    Branded Metis plumcots hit UK shelves

    The plum-apricot cross stone fruit debuts in Britain following success in Europe. The Metis branded fruit is grown in Italy, Spain and France, while the original varieties hail from California breeders. Read more >

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    On time: "Easyfresh Express" from Valencia-Netherlands on track for today

    The reefer container train can handle all types of perishables with a range of chill and freeze solutions. It departs Spain later this evening for the inaugural pilot 1,800 metre journey into Moerdijk. Read more >

  • Moisés Sánchez

    Honduras: Fyffes distances itself from union worker attack

    The head of a union at Melon Export was allegedly attacked by armed assailants along with his brother while on their way home. Read more >

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    Cancer busting compounds increase in rocket postharvest

    University of Reading scientists discover that anti-cancer compounds in species of rocket salad leaves (Eruca sativa) were significantly more abundant one week after processing, countering previous notions about nutritional content dissipating over time. Read more >

Fresh Opinions

Paul Wheeler Elementar

What happens to the Protected Designation of Origin scheme post-Brexit?

Elementar UK general manager, Paul Wheeler, explores how Brexit might impact PDO products in the UK amid concerns that small producers practising ancient methods could lose out to mass-production competitors. View full post >

Amy Lance

The bikers on a mission to educate kids about fruit and veg

Waitrose fruit buyer, Amy Lance, is on the last leg of her year-long sabbatical working with growers around the world. At her latest stop in South Africa she caught up with the guys behind ‘The Great Fruit Adventure’. View full post >

Leena Camadoo Photo

Fairtrade Fortnight: Fighting exploitation and tackling transparency through banana certification

As part of Fairtrade Fortnight (Monday 27 February - Sunday 12 March), banana supply chain manager Leena Camadoo explains why certification must be matched with capacity-building. View full post >

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Could Amazon’s disruption of the marketplace spark unlikely alliances?

As Amazon seeks to become almost all things to almost all people, competitors are being forced to think outside the box to keep pace View full post >

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  • Dole Food Company goes back to Wall Street

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  • On time: "Easyfresh Express" from Valencia-Netherlands on track for today

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  • Honduras: Fyffes distances itself from union worker attack

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  • Cancer busting compounds increase in rocket postharvest

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  • South Africa's top kiwifruit player goes for gold with new varieties

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