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  • 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 >

  • SA kiwifruit

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

    It may be a small industry, but its leading grower is betting on new cultivars to fetch better returns domestically and in Europe. Read more >

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    Experts wanted for first-ever London Markets Board

    Ahead of this weekend’s St George’s Day celebrations, Sadiq Khan announces new investment plans in recognition of the important role that markets play in English culture with the creation of the very first London Market Board. Read more >

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    Retail consortium boss urges government to negotiate hard on tariff-free food trading

    “In order to keep prices low for consumers, on-going access to tariff-free trade with the EU is the most important thing”, says the British Retail Consortium’s CEO as the organisation publishes its new “Tariff Roadmap” for the next Government. Read more >

  • Apple frost

    Soft fruit and apple producers brace themselves for frosts

    The UK will plunge into a cold spell with forecasts of frost starting this weekend prompting warnings for soft and top fruit production which could be hit by “Arctic” April weather. Read more >

  • Child eating

    Obesity campaigners call for “culture change” in school canteens

    By ditching heavily processed junk food in favour of fresh fruit and vegetables, primary schoolchildren will form healthier habits they can take into adulthood. Not an easy task, but one Scottish organisation explains how it could be done. Read more >

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    General election is on for June 8

    Britain is going to the polls again… MPs support Theresa May’s snap general election, with 522 voting in favour and just 13 against. 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 >