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  • Fruit & veg

    Are these more realistic consumption targets for fruit and veg?

    “Our findings indicate that optimal health benefits can be achieved with a more modest level of consumption, an approach that is likely to be much more affordable,” says lead scientist in a recent dietary study. Read more >

  • Van_der_Knapp

    Taking tomatoes from tiny to tremendous

    US university scientists look into how the beefsteak got so beefy and open up avenues of research into how fruit size can be increased without negatively impacting other important qualities like flavour. Read more >

  • peaches

    Spain’s Provedo eyes growth for stonefruit varieties in US, South Africa

    The company has traditionally been focused on peaches and nectarines, but is now looking at plum-apricot crosses. Read more >

  • Spanish Persimon fruit in crate

    Spanish Persimon shifts UK marketing focus to PDO

    The retail campaign will concentrate on communicating the benefits that Protected Denomination of Origin status bestows the fruit. Read more >

  • India

    Freshfel showcases European fruit and veg to Indian buyers

    Exploring the opportunities of this key market was just one of the reasons why Freshfel attended the Mumbai-based event for the first time. Read more >

  • Apples copy

    South Africa: Fruit growers considering drought contingency plans, says Hortgro

    An encompassing drought strategy was presented by a Ceres fruit grower during a seminar, which involves ranking and allocating water to orchards according to profitability. Read more >

  • Eosta ceremony

    “Circular economy” foundations laid at new Eosta HQ

    The organic specialists bury a steel dodecahedron containing the company’s core values during a ceremony to mark the construction of a new site which will include a place for meditation and naps. Read more >

  • King at Koppert

    Dutch King opens Koppert’s new information centre

    The family company had a very special guest to help celebrate 50 years as a leading force in biological crop protection and sustainable cultivation. Read more >

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Inspiring young people about fresh produce

Recently appointed director of education and public engagement at environmental farming body, LEAF, Carl Edwards, talks about how to engage youngsters through fruit and vegetable storytelling and why that is key to increasing consumption. View full post >

Volkert Ingelsman

Make the true costs and benefits of food transparent

Long-time advocate of organic farming, HRH Prince Charles recently praised Eosta’s “true cost” accounting study. Here, general manager of the international distributor of fresh organic and fair fruits and vegetables explains what it’s all about. View full post >

Jaime Sanfélix, MD of Laser Food

Laser labelling: The branding revolution making its mark across Europe

From Scandinavia, to Germany, to the UK, the laser labelling of fresh fruits and vegetables is a phenomenon catching the interest of retailers and consumers, says Laser Food founder Jaime Sanfelix. View full post >