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  • Featured
    The Annual FRUIT WORLD® Agriculture Photo AWARD starts in May

    The jury of the FRUITWORLD® is looking for the most exciting photography about the state of agriculture...

  • Featured
    NASA extends greenhouse in space

    NASA astronauts are interested in growing more edible plants in space to promote farming and to meet the food requirements of the astronauts during space missions.Veggies Found In Space Promotes The Growth Of More Edible Plants By Astronauts NASA have already taken various initiatives to promote the growth of more edible plants...

  • Featured
    ILIP appoints new Area Sales Manager & Business Development Manager

    Besides the new Salesman, the fresh produce and food service packaging company will now have a UK stock holding in order to improve its service to customers VALSAMOGGIA (26th April 2017) – Darren Percy is the new Area Sales Manager & Business Development Manager for ILIP, European leader in the thermoformed food...

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    Who is Sonny Perdue, the 31st U.S. Secretary of Agriculture and what does he stand for?

    Sonny Perdue was sworn in as the 31st U.S. Secretary of Agriculture by fellow Georgian and Associate...

  • Packaging
    Migros offers reusable Veggie Bags as eco-friendly alternative to plastic bags

    In the Migros supermarket in Zurich, the reusable Veggie Bags for fruit and vegetables have successfully passed their trial phase. So from 18 April, Veggie Bags are sold in all Migros supermarkets in Switzerland.  The transparent, reusable Veggie Bags are an environmentally-friendly alternative to plastic bags, when reused several times, for packing...

  • Featured
    Is the ban of plastic bags the breakthrough for bioplastics?

    In January 2017 the use of plastic bags for fruit and vegetables, in the French retail sector, as well as for cheese, meat and also fish counter was banned. However, bags made from home compostable bioplastic which contain a minimum amount of 30% renewable raw materials (and from 2025, 60% renewable raw...

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    New Zealand consumers will soon now where their food comes from

    Horticulture New Zealand congratulated the Government on listening to the people and passing the first reading of the Consumers’ Right to Know (Country of Origin of Food) Bill in Parliament today. “Given our recent survey showed that more than 70 percent of New Zealanders want mandatory Country of Origin Labelling (CoOL) for...

  • Featured
    The Tarzan robot is here to save food production of the future

    This robot named Tarzan looks nothing like its fictional namesake. Its comical movement is actually designed after...

  • Crop Science
    Discovery of key gene in the production of seedless tomatoes

    A study led by researchers of the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) on Hydra tomatoes has identified a key gene in the production of seedless tomato fruits. The results of the research have been published in the journal New Phytologist. Hydra tomatoes are 40% smaller and weigh 80% less than the classic...

  • Featured
    Alert: Pink Lady America loses court case

    Following a comprehensive decision by the High Court of Australia, Pink Lady America’s application for leave to appeal to the High Court was dismissed on April 5, 2017.  This was Pink Lady America’s final opportunity to overturn the Court of Appeal of the Supreme Court of Victoria decision, made in November 2016, which...

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