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    15 stowaways found hiding in lorry’s fruit pallets at Spitalfields market

    A lorry driver has been arrested after the group, mainly from Iraq, were discovered. A family of five have been taken to hospital for treatment. Read more >

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    Banana Link alleges sackings continue at Fyffes subsidiary

    The Freedom & Fairness for Fyffes Workers campaign has made an appeal to the company's new Japanese owners to address alleged abuse in Honduras. Read more >

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    No more five-a-day, 10 portions of fruit and veg prolongs life

    Eating 800g (1.7lbs) of fresh produce each day has significant impact on health with apples, pears, citrus, spinach, lettuce, broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower and chicory cited by scientists as having “the best” results. Read more >

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    Broccoli boost as scientists develop new speedy sprouting line

    John Innes Centre researchers says the fast-growing line negates seasonality problems as it goes from seed to harvest in 8-10 weeks, can deliver two full crops per season and can be grown year-round in protected conditions. Read more >

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    New study reveals food waste is worse than we thought

    Researchers from the Universities of York and Edinburgh say almost half of harvested crops are lost through over-consumption, consumer waste and inefficiencies in production processes. Read more >

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    Fairtrade Fortnight: Fighting exploitation and tackling transparency through banana certification

    Ahead of Fairtrade Fortnight (Monday 27 February - Sunday 12 March), banana supply chain manager Leena Camadoo explains why certification must be matched with capacity-building in order to create sustainable development in the fresh produce sector. Read more >

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    Culinary creations: Using fruit and vegetables as art

    Iconic skylines made from colourful veggies, the craft of carving and “live” fruit and vegetable installations, we take a look at the artists using a palette of fresh produce. Read more >

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    Irish High Court gives final green light to Fyffes’ takeover by Sumitomo

    As Fyffes announces it will delist its shares from the Dublin stock exchange next week, it's also gearing up to face an ETI disciplinary committee over worker abuse allegations. Read more >

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In true Trump fashion, the UK should use leverage of being tariff-free to all nations except the EU

Jim Prevor shares his insights into the post-Brexit behaviour of UK politicians as he wonders whether pulling out of the EU means shrinking back to the British Isles, maintaining the status quo with Europe or opening up to the non-European world? View full post >


Two countries, one aim – let’s increase vegetable consumption

On the eve of The Amsterdam Produce Show and Conference, Tommy Leighton looks at Dutch and UK initiatives to boost vegetable uptake View full post >

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In uncertain times, be the certainty your customer needs

Customer experience analyst Jonathan Winchester gives his six top tips to keep customers reassured and relying on you View full post >