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    South Africa forecasts lower stonefruit exports for 2017-18

    However, new plantings coming into bearing will have a "significant impact" on the estimate. Read more >

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    Lower early season Indian grape exports expected due to flooding

    The extent of the damage on early table grapes is still unclear, but overall the industry expects a good export campaign. Read more >

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    Italy: Sicily set for best citrus crop in 10 years, claims Oranfrizer

    "There is a growing demand for blood oranges in Norway and the UK," explains export manager Sara Grasso. Read more >

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    Huge jump for Chilean kiwifruit imports in Britain

    The UK market saw almost a 50% increase in imports of Chilean kiwifruit this year. Read more >

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    BerryWorld subsidiary creates Spanish fresh-cut fruit company

    The former general manager of Del Monte Spain will head up the new joint venture between PrepWorld and a major soft fruit grower. Read more >

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    EU urges member states to use pesticides more sustainably

    The EC report has taken stock of progress made by EU countries in applying measures to reduce the risks and impacts of pesticides. Read more >

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    Hail hits blueberry production in Argentine region

    Blueberry production in Northeastern Argentina looks like it will still be up on last year's figure despite the impacts of hail over the weekend. Read more >

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    Larger fruit, lower crop expected for Spanish grapefruit in 2017-18

    With fewer pieces of fruit per tree, Ailimpo expects the total harvest to be down by almost a quarter on last season. Read more >

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    South Africa: ZZ2 gears up for second cherry export deal

    The produce company is expecting to enter into relatively empty global markets. Read more >

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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 >

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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 >

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 >