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    Morocco importing Canary Island bananas in new trade deal

    The Association of Banana Producers of the Canaries (ASPROCAN) has exported the first shipments of bananas to Morocco as part of a new agreement focused on diversifying markets for the Canarian fruit. Read more >

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    Reliance on Spanish salad crops lessens as UK lettuce season begins

    Following the salad shortages that dominated the early part of 2017 due to severe weather in Spain, the start of UK lettuce supply will ease reliance on imports. Read more >

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    Could “exorbitant” avocado prices hit UK consumption?

    As the Peruvian avocado forecasts goes down in the wake of severe floods earlier this year, UK-based Pacific Produce talks about further potential disruptions to the global market, including how Britain struggles with escalating prices for the in-demand fruit. Read more >

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    Protected English asparagus mission heads to Brussels

    Gus the “asparagus man” joins a Vale of Evesham delegation to say “thank you” to Brussels for awarding the English vegetable Protected Geographical Indication (PGI). Read more >

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    Berry specialist brings Oregon-developed blueberry varieties to world stage

    Global Plant Genetics has held meetings with potential clients in Chile, Peru, Argentina and the US over recent weeks. Read more >

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    Delays for Peruvian Satsuma mandarin campaign

    The UK and Canada are leading export markets for the South American satsumas which are later than usual this season due to colouring problems. Read more >

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    “Easyfresh Express” reefer container train transports Spanish produce all over Europe

    Loaded with perishables, the reefer container train departs Valencia for the 50-hour journey into the Netherlands in a pilot voyage testing the forthcoming “disruptive” rail service. Read more >

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    Serbian apple grower “excited” to distribute Rubens apple variety

    Delta Agrar will distribute the Gala and Elstar cross throughout Russia, Serbia and the Balkans region joining other northern hemisphere licensees enhancing the fruit’s international profile. Read more >

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    Spanish crops still “thin on the ground” as the impact of extreme weather continues

    Supplies of broccoli, salad leaves, peppers and tomatoes remain low following planting gaps earlier in the growing season, exacerbated by recent low light levels. Read more >

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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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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 >

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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 >