Fresh This Month

  • Squash-breeding

    Rijk Zwaan launches three squash varieties

    Calawinter, Calabonita, Calagreen are the cylindrical dark green type of squash and the first white and yellow varieties will be entering the market soon. Read more >

  • Peas

    Great British Pea Week bolstered by ‘fantastic’ quality crop

    Efforts to promote the versatile and nutritious vegetable as a main meal ingredient have been strengthened by this season’s excellent quality Read more >

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    Berry growers go nuts for coir producers’ new “ground-breaking” substrate

    Botanicoir claims its new substrate innovation takes soft fruit growing to the “next level” by significantly improving yields. Read more >

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    Prince Charles praises Eosta’s “true cost” food study

    The organics specialist gets a royal nod of approval for its groundbreaking research into calculating the real cost of food – including water pollution, pesticide exposure, greenhouse gas emissions and soil erosion. Read more >

  • Strawson carrots

    Healthy start for British carrots notwithstanding usual challenges

    Early yields are up on last year but the industry isn’t complacent, choosing to invest in crop protection and disease-resistant varieties. Read more >

  • Oranges

    EU makes five pest detections in South African citrus during June

    The news is "highly disappointing" for an industry that has implemented "meticulous" measures and protocols for 2017. Read more >

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    Foodservice flourishes in East Anglia as chefs get creative

    Food trends making their way up from London are presenting opportunities to sell more fruit and veg, especially edible flowers and heritage produce Read more >

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    Whole Foods investor files federal lawsuit in bid to block Amazon takeover

    A shareholder claims the deal undervalues the high-end retailer and is being made without sufficient transparency. Read more >

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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 >

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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 >