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  • Featured
    Discovering China’s New Retail Landscape

    Exploring the fresh fruit section at a Hema Fresh supermarket. The group of more than 50 international entered the Super Species supermarket outlet on March 20 in Shenzhen and made a beeline for the fruit—peering, sniffing, poking and exclaiming in a manner that seemed extreme even among China’s most fruit-fanatic consumers. The...

  • Featured
    Fresh Produce Packaging Study Shows Reusable Plastic Containers (RPCs) Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions by 60%

    Pullach, Germany — April 17, 2018: A new study, Carbon Footprint of Food Packaging, comparing the carbon footprints of Reusable Plastic Containers (RPCs) and single-use cardboard boxes, has shown that RPCs emit 60% less CO2 when used for packaging, shipping and storing fresh produce. Published in February 2018, the study was conducted...

  • Featured
    Opinion: Labels and GMO

    Brandon McFadden Humanity needs an innovative food system to not only survive, but to thrive. In 2050, nearly 10 billion people will populate the Earth. Future generations will be dealing with not only greater numbers of neighbors and denser population centers, but also a food system likely to face the negative impacts...

  • Featured
    Mandarin Orange flavored towels from Japan could change the world of hygiene

    If the thought of drying your body with a towel steeped in the fragrance of “mikan” mandarin oranges has ever appealed, you’re in luck. Ehime Prefecture, the nation’s primary producer of mikan, is also renowned for its Imabari brand of cotton towels. Marrying these two aspects of the local culture was a...

  • Featured
    Mucci Farms and the new wave of agriculture

    A $70 million privately funded, groundbreaking agriculture venture in Huron remain confident they can produce and achieve...

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    Study: Optimal plot size and number of replications in a field pepper crop experiment

    rrigated pepper crop had greater and more uniform growth rates than without irrigation. • Daily irrigation provided higher growth rates when the lowest depth of water was applied. • Irrigation every two days resulted in higher growing rates when the largest water depth was applied. • The experimental plot size was always...

  • Featured
    Study: Brush Mechanism for Distributing Apples in a Low-Cost Apple Harvest-Assist Unit

    Apple harvest depends on a large seasonal workforce, and decreasing availability of agricultural employees, increasing labor costs, and occupational injuries are creating challenges for apple harvest activities. Researchers at The Pennsylvania State University developed a low-cost apple harvest-assist unit to improve apple harvest efficiency. The unit performed reliably during field tests. Apple...

  • Featured
    Study: Apple and peach production, distribution and consumption in Mediterranean fruit sector

    Peach and apple are two important products in the Mediterranean fruit sector. The aim of this work is to analyse environmentally the entire life cycle stages of Mediterranean fruit production, from cradle to grave, considering agricultural, retail, consumption and disposal stages, using a multiyear approach with data from ten years of real...

  • Featured
    Deciduous fruit associations name change

    The two largest deciduous fruit industry associations, the South African Apple and Pear Producers’ Association (SAAPPA) and the South African Stone Fruit Producers’ Association (SASPA) will in future be known as Hortgro Pome and Hortgro Stone. Hortgro, the deciduous fruit umbrella-group, said in a statement that the name changes will streamline future...

  • Featured
    Study: Improving the processing of raspberry by freezing

    Raspberry fruit is very sensitive and susceptible to rapid decay. The decline in quality starts practically from the moment when the fruit is picked. Fruits initially lose strength, then release the juice, intensify the development of mold and at last the rotting process starts. The goal of all technological processes after harvest...

  • Featured
    Study: Effects of High Temperature Stress of Pear Trees

    To understand the effect of high temperature stress on Pyrus trees, the changes in antioxidant substance, antioxidant enzymet and osmotic substance in leaves of 2-year-old ‘Huangguan'(P. pyrifolia ‘Cuiguan’) and ‘Cuiyu'(P. bretschneideri × P. pyrifolia) seedlings were measured, and the expressions of related genes at different stages were analyzed by q RT-PCR. The...

  • Featured
    APAL: Pros and cons of club varieties

    After exploring how to choose a new variety last issue with Steve Spark, AgFirst’s John Wilton shows us the ins and outs of managed club varieties.  High colour sports are now raising colour standards: Lady in Red is on the left, standard Cripps Pink on the right. Since the Australian apple industry...

  • Featured
    Study: Future sunburn browning risk in apple

    Climate change impact assessments are predominantly undertaken for the purpose of informing future adaptation decisions. Often, the complexity of the methodology hinders the actionable outcomes. The approach used here illustrates the importance of considering uncertainty in future climate projections, at the same time providing robust and simple to interpret information for decision-makers....

  • Featured
    New online tool can reduce the risk of trellis failure

    A Washington State study into designing high density orchard trellises has some useful messages and handy online tool for Australian growers. A new online tool which can reduce the risk of trellis failure under high load by customising orchard systems to meet the demands of local conditions is the key output of...

  • Featured
    Genomic associations that could be used in breeding apples for improved fruit quality

    Breeding apples is a long-term endeavour and it is imperative that new cultivars are selected to have outstanding consumer appeal. This study has taken the approach of merging sensory science with genome wide association analyses in order to map the human perception of apple flavour and texture onto the apple genome. The...

  • Featured
    2018 AREFLH General Assembly: the future of the CAP on the agenda

    AREFLH’s general assembly (Assembly of European Horticultural Regions) was held yesterday 28th of March in Brussels. In the presence of distinguished guests such as MEP Herbert Dorfmann and João Onofre from the European Commission, the association put forward its position on the future of the fruit and vegetable sector in the post-2020...

  • Featured
    New Zealand kiwifruit harvest begins

    First kiwifruit being picked  Increased harvest volumes expected this year   The first kiwifruit is being picked in New Zealand with orchards cleared to be harvested from the top of the North Island to the top of the South Island. Over 2,500 growers will be harvesting some 13,500 hectares of kiwifruit.  ...

  • Featured
    SATI Chairman passes away after motorbike accident

    27 March, 2018 – The South African Table Grape Industry (SATI) is sad to announce the passing away of its Chairman Michael Laubscher following a serious motorbike accident. After bravely fighting for his life he passed away in a Paarl hospital last night (26 March) due to complications following the accident that...

  • Featured
    ARC AND CULDEVCO PARTNERS AGAIN

    A new agreement between Culdevco and the Agricultural Research Council (ARC) for a further 10 year period...

  • Featured
    Walmart enters the robot pollination business and insiders wonder why

    Walmart has filed a patent for autonomous robotic bees, technically called pollination drones, that could potentially pollinate crops just like real bees. The drones would carry pollen from one plant to another, using sensors and cameras to detect the locations of the crops. First spotted by CB Insights, the robot bee patent appears along five other...

  • Featured
    The Australian Food and Grocery Council explained

    The AFGC is an industry association which represents the manufacturers and suppliers behind Australia’s food, beverage, and...

  • Featured
    Fruit World Map with bigger size, same price

    The Fruit World Map has been a cornerstone of AgroPress since the 1970s. The updated version of...

  • Featured
    Which trade show is worth it, which isn’t?

    Exhibiting or visiting a trade show can be very expensive. “Some are worth it, some are just...

  • Featured
    Fertilizer made of rocks could change carbon footprint of agriculture forever

    Enhanced rock weathering involves adding minute rock grains to cropland soils which dissolve chemically taking up carbon...

  • Featured
    South Australia wins planning exemption for orchard netting

    South Australian growers will no longer be required to seek local council planning consent for orchard netting...

  • Cherries
    More cherry exports via Chile

    In what looks set to be a record year for volume, the Argentine cherry sector is increasingly...

  • Featured
    The irrational promises of the blockchain

    by Marc van der Sterren,  Fruit World The Netherlands Data is becoming more important to all stakeholders...

  • Logistics
    “A single view of the truth” – Blockchain in the global food system

    An old dream could come true with blockchain: total transparency of the entire food supply chain from farm to fork. Today’s consumers want to know what they eat – where the food comes from, how it is produced, stored, transported and treated. Suppliers and dealers want to limit their liability, and authorities...

  • Featured
    Wanted: Grower of the year in Australia

    Nominations for the apple and pear industry Awards for Excellence are open until Tuesday, 3 April. Each winner and runner-up will be nominated for the Hort Connections combined industry awards. The Awards for Excellence recognise the outstanding achievements of our industry’s most successful growers, researchers, people and businesses working across all areas...

  • Fresh Fruit
    Russian ‘Babylon’: when one city takes it all

    by Oleg Nikishenkov, Fruit World Russia, Moscow Sergei Sobyanin, Moscow mayor, said that almost one-third of the...

  • Greenhouse
    Positive trend for 2017/18 crop season in Almería

    by Daphne and Christine Schmidt, Fruit World Spain, Borriol The current vegetable season 2017/18 is developing satisfactorily...

  • Featured
    CAN BLOCKCHAIN SUPPORT FRICTIONLESS TRADE IN AGRI-FOOD?

    Smart agri-food chains offer the opportunity for innovation based on a deeper understanding of customer needs. One of the enabling technologies is blockchain, which provides a secure audit trail for transactions, providing evidence of the origin of produce and its cultivation, and also de-risking international trade. Applications for this emerging technology are...

  • Featured
    MAYA THE BEE HAS A TASTE FOR SANLUCAR’S SWEET BERRIES

    Valencia, Spain. – 07 March 2018). SanLucar, the premium brand for fruit and vegetables, and Maya the...

  • Featured
    Grower portal opens on marketing resources

    Launched by Hort Innovation in February, the portal on the Aussie Apples website will enable growers to...

  • Featured
    Trump trade ideas might affect California nut crops

    Some 45 million metric tons of food grown in the United States ends up in China. Sales there will fall as it becomes more expensive. There’s more. As steel becomes more expensive, we’ll pay more for tomato sauce. That’s because most of it comes in cans, and those cans – so shiny we call...

  • Featured
    Fruit fly challenges for the island state

    From initial reports of detections on Flinders Island in Bass Strait to other detections at Spreyton, Sassafras and then George Town on the Tasmanian mainland. “We first picked up about fruit fly when my wife Linda heard it on ABC Radio,” said Spreyton apple grower, Brett Squibb. “I googled the ABC site...

  • Exotics
    Win-win situation for avocado industries in Mexico and the US

    by David Agren, Fruit World Mexico, Mexico City Small quantities of Mexican avocados started crossing the US...

  • Asia
    Fresh fruit imports thriving

    Liu Ziije, CEO of Goodfarmer, Shanghai, told Fruit World, that , having being one of the major exporters of apples and garlic, fruit imports into China are taking a share of 65% of turnover. Liu said, that a professional banana distribution centre is udner construction, because „the banana is our no. 1...

  • Featured
    Tyre industry needs citrus growers

    Orange growers and processors in Florida could be about to get a boost from an unexpected direction...

  • Featured
    TOMRA acquires precision grading system manufacturer

    AUCKLAND:  TOMRA today signed an agreement to acquire 100 percent of the shares in BBC Technologies*. The...

  • Featured
    Poland welcomes you to the world’s biggest Blueberry Conference

    The 6th Blueberry Conference will take place in Ożarów Mazowiecki near Warsaw on 1-2 March 2018. It...

  • Featured
    Fresh Produce Show to become bigger and better

    Tom Stenzel, president and CEO of the United Fresh Produce Association talks about changes in consumer behavior in the USA, the growing trend for fresh-cut and fresh fruit combined with proteins as a healthy diet in his interview with the Fruit World at Fruit Logistica 2018. Tom Stenzel is President and CEO...

  • Featured
    Organic pumpkins become latest product to join laser labelling revolution

    VALENCIA, SPAIN, 19 February, 2018 — Bio Freshi, one of Europe’s largest importers and marketers of organic...

  • Featured
    Hortgro reacts to Oriental Fruit Fly interception in Grabouw area

    Over the past decade Hortgro has been pro-actively preparing for the possibility of the occurrence of Bactrocera dorsalis or Oriental Fruit Fly (OFF) in the Western Cape. Hortgro Science’s Crop Protection Programme has been conducting research since 2005 in an effort to prepare for such a possibility, said Hugh Campbell, Hortgro Science’s...

  • Featured
    Expectations of Brazilian Avocado harvest 2018

    Jaguacy Brasil, located in the main Brazilian region of avocado production, is the main producer and exporter of Hass Avocado in Brazil, and starts its 2018 crop by offering the fruits to the foreign market starting in March/2018. The Brazilian production of Avocado Hass has been growing in recent years, and Jaguacy...

  • Featured
    Taking part in the FRUIT WORLD TOUR: How does it work?

    Taking part in the FRUIT WORLD TOUR – What do I get? The FRUIT WORLD TOUR offers...

  • Featured
    Economic Affairs Minister Zypries visits Don Limón at Fruit Logistica

    The German trading house Don Limón, a rather small player in the world of fruit and vegetables...

  • Featured
    Don Limón – Bird’s-eye view on fruit trade

    Interview with Andreas Schindler, CEO, Don Limón – Pilz Schindler GmbH, Hamburg On the occasion of the...

  • Featured
    A booster for food safety: Croptimal takes the laboratory to the field

    Croptimal performs real time immediate tests and analysis in the field for crops, soil and water, replacing...

  • Featured
    The race for the fresh produce traceability revolution is on

    At Fruit Logistica Dan Sun, CEO of Harvestmark provided an interesting outlook on the importance of traceability...

  • Featured
    Big Topic for next edition: Traceability for Fresh Produce will change the game

    Fresh produce is finally in the digital age: The blockchain and traceability solutions will spark a revolution...

  • Featured
    AgroPress prepares for The Fruit World Tour

    The Fruit World Tour is an amazing journey into fresh produce. The journalists of AgroPress in Switzerland...

  • Featured
    DeltaTrak Features Wireless Monitoring Solution at Fruit Logistica 2018

    Pleasanton, Calif., February 6, 2018 — DeltaTrak® will feature the FlashLink BLE (Bluetooth Low Energy) Wireless Monitoring Solution at Fruit Logistica 2018, Hall 23/Stand A-10, February 7-9, 2018, at Berlin ExpoCenter City, in Berlin, Germany. According to Frederick Wu, President and CEO of DeltaTrak, “With the current security feature, shippers have the option to require...

  • Featured
    South African Table Grape Industry harvest volume resilient despite drought

    5 February, 2018 – The South African Table Grape Industry (SATI) says the country’s harvest is resilient...

  • Featured
    South Africa’s agriculture under pressure

    While much of South Africa is enjoying good summer rains, its two western provinces have been hit...

  • Featured
    Cryptocurrency for Fruit and Vegetables is a scam

    A CRYPTOCURRENCY start-up that was designed to radically alter the fruit and vegetable industry has scammed its...

  • Featured
    NAFTA or America First?

    An opinion by Allan Golombek found in Real Clear Markets Florida tomato farmer Tony DiMare has a...

  • Featured
    Trump USDA’s School Nutrition Rollbacks Should Worry You

    In May of 2017, USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue moved to make school meals great again by issuing a proclamation in support of more lenient school nutrition standards. Specifically, the proposed rule permits the continued use of whole grain waivers, which exempt certain products from meeting whole grain standards; freezes current sodium limits...

  • Featured
    University of Florida scientists will use $10 million to help growers cope with huanglongbing

    Newswise — GAINESVILLE, Fla. — With citrus greening devastating Florida’s $8.6 billion-a-year citrus industry, three University of Florida scientists will use $10.52 million in federal grants to study ways to help growers cope with the disease, including research on genetic editing that may produce potentially resistant fruit and trees. Since greening –...

  • Featured
    How important is self-sufficiency for Japan?

    How does Japan stand with regard to the food self-sufficiency rate? The calorie-based rate for fiscal 2016 dropped 1.91 percentage points to 37.58 percent, the lowest since 37 percent was recorded in fiscal 1993 when the rice harvest was poor due to a cold spell. Administrative vice farm minister Masaaki Okuhara says...

  • Featured
    How to get bananas from Jamaica back on the world market

    The last large export of banana from Jamaica was 2007-2008, led by the large estate producers. One...

  • Featured
    Exports of fresh fruits and vegetables from India down 15 per cent

    New Delhi, January 27 (IANS) Exports of fresh fruits and vegetables have slumped by 15 per cent in terms of revenue during April-November 2017, apart from a substantial dip in the export of pulses and wheat. Low demand and supply of onions, tomatoes, bananas and raisins to the top exporting markets was...

  • Featured
    Future of NAFTA concerns farmers and traders

    MONTREAL – A controversial American proposal that would place seasonal tariffs on a host of North American...

  • Featured
    Internet access on farms becomes a political issue in the US

    WASHINGTON – Legislation was introduced this past week to promote precision agriculture and rural broadband deployment to the nation’s cropland and ranchland. The “Precision Agriculture Connectivity Act of 2018,” introduced by U.S. Senators Roger Wicker, R-Miss., and Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., would direct the Federal Communications Commission to establish a task force to...

  • Featured
    Fresh Insiders Night hosts the best of the best in fresh produce during Fruit Logistica

    The FRESH INSIDERS NIGHT that is taking place during Fruit Logistica brings together some of the most...

  • Featured
    Green Week becomes more international

    Partner country Bulgaria promotes its meat dishes The association “Traditional Air-Dried Meat Products” is exhibiting at the Green Week for the first time, and its primary aim is not to conduct sales but to publicise certain typically local products more widely. At the centre of its display are Bulgarian meat products protected...

  • Featured
    Winners of the first Startup Day at the Green Week 2018

    Startups provide market access to local honey, laying hen and fish products Berlin, 24 January 2018 – The winners of the first Startup Day at the International Green Week have been announced. The first prize went to nearbee (https://nearbees.de/), a Munich-based website marketing honey products from local producers all over Germany. ’Find...

  • Featured
    Global fruit trader Salix appoints new CEO and outlines 2018 expansion plans

    Salix names Alejandro Moralejo as next CEO as the US firm prepares to broaden its products and...

  • Featured
    Drought challenges South African fruit industry

    Western Cape fruit farmers and rural communities are under tremendous socio-economic pressure due to the crippling drought,...

  • Featured
    Green Week in Berlin opens with partner country Bulgaria

    As the partner country, this year Bulgaria had the honour of its high-ranking politicians opening the Green...

  • Featured
    TOMRA Sorting Food appoints two senior sales people for EMEA

    TOMRA Sorting Food has appointed two highly experienced senior sales people for EMEA to further implement its controlled growth strategy. The global leader in sensor-based food sorting solutions has promoted Karel Strubbe to regional sales director with responsibility for Europe, the Middle East and Africa. This follows six years based in California...

  • Featured
    Producers and banks can be creative together: Stoffels Tomaten

    By entering into a long-term partnership with Invale and BNP Paribas Fortis Private Equity, the largest independent...

  • Featured
    The robot revolution in agriculture might be much scarier than expected

    So far the number of jobs lost due to robots has been modest – between 360,000 and...

  • Featured
    Leading publishing house to announce new food and agriculture magazine during Fruit Logistica

    AgroPress of Switzerland will introduce a new magazine and communication platform at Fruit Logistica 2018. The new...

  • Featured
    Sun&Vegs presents microgreens

    We’re talking about a product which is gaining increasing visibility in international cuisine due to its distinctive...

  • Featured
    South African Table Grape Industry releases the 2nd Crop Estimate for the 2017/18 table grape season

    14 December, 2017 – The South African Table Grape Industry (SATI) released the 2nd Crop Estimate for...

  • Featured
    Five reasons for the FRUIT WORLD

    The FRUIT WORLD is the premier strategy magazine for the perishable industry. The FRUIT WORLD helps you...

  • Featured
    World-first Panama disease-resistant Cavendish bananas

    In the world’s first field trial with genetically modified banana plants conducted in heavily TR4-infested soil, one...

  • Featured
    Hortgro celebrates 20 years of fruit freedom since deregulation

    On the first Friday of November in 2017 a small Cape Malay choir welcomed 180 guests at...

  • Featured
    5 reasons to read, subscribe advertise in the Clipper Magazine for nuts and dried fruit

    The Clipper is the global leader for independent nuts and dried fruit information. The Clipper is the...

  • Featured
    Healthy Options for Consumers Across Store Pose Challenges to Produce Sales

    WASHINGTON, D.C. (November 27, 2017) – As retailers prepare for consumers to migrate towards online platforms for...

  • Featured
    FRESHNESS FROM EUROPE, QUALITY ITALIAN PRODUCE PRESENTED AT MAC FRUIT ATTRACTION, SHANGHAI

    Shanghai, 29 November 2017 – An important opportunity to promote top-quality Italian and European fruit and vegetables...

  • Featured
    Italy underscores fresh produce trade relations with China

    Shanghai, 28th November 2017 – A trade show press conference, focus on Italy-China trade, was held in...

  • Featured
    Summer Holidays Set Retail Avocado Sales Records

    MISSION VIEJO, CA  – Shoppers celebrated 2017 summer holidays with avocado purchases that supported record-high retail dollar sales for the category. The Hass Avocado Board (HAB) recently released their Holiday and Events report for Q3 2017, detailing retail avocado category performance across the country for this past Father’s Day, 4th of July and...

  • Featured
    Slot-booking System Should Reduce Traffic at the Port of Hamburg

    HHLA Launches “Fuhre 4.0” Initiative Slot-booking System Should Reduce Traffic at the Port of Hamburg: Trucks Can Only Enter Container Terminals at Pre-arranged Times   From 29 November onwards, trucks will only be allowed to enter the HHLA container terminals if they have booked a slot for their visit. The slot-booking process...

  • Featured
    Zespri wins at Deloitte Top 200 Awards

    Zespri was recognised last night in the 2017 Deloitte Top 200 Awards for its strong growth strategy,...

  • Featured
    What is EUFRUIT?

    The EUFRUIT project was launched in March 2016 with the objective of facilitating access to knowledge and disseminating existing research and innovation potential for the benefit of the fresh fruit sector. EUFRUIT is a thematic European Fruit Network, which comprises of a consortium of 21 official partners from 12 different countries. To...

  • Featured
    Chile’s ASOEX launches China fruit promotional campaign at Shanghai’s Huizhan Fruit Market

    SHANGHAI, CHINA, 14 November, 2017 — The Chilean Fruit Exporters Association (ASOEX) has launched its 2017-18 export season for cherries, blueberries and other products in China with a workshop for importers at Shanghai’s Huizhan Fruit Market. At the event, the Chilean organisation presented the new season for fresh fruit exports, focusing special...

  • Featured
    Global Plant Genetics to Exhibit at 22nd ExpoSE in Karlsruhe

    Asparagus and berry specialist, Global Plant Genetics, will once again be exhibiting at the ExpoSE trade fair...

  • Featured
    Port of Hamburg has a great year

    – Operating result (EBIT) up 22.3 percent at € 155.2 million – Volume growth of 10.8 percent...

  • Featured
    Crop protection giant enters the irrigation scene

    Bayer and the Israeli company Netafim are joining forces to enhance the application of crop protection products...

  • Featured
    Food waste in agricultural production and post-harvest -and how to stop it

    Food waste is a global, billion-dollar problem. Belgian sorting technology manufacturer TOMRA has released an interesting free...

  • Featured
    International Green Week 2018: Partner Country Bulgaria

    At the beginning of 2018 Bulgaria takes over the presidency of the EU Council and is the...

  • Featured
    TOP makes FoodLab available at no cost

    TOP BV in Wageningen has now fully equipped her new FoodLab and makes the facility available to third...

  • Featured
    The new Fruit World Edition is in print

    The new Fruit World edition, the essential information source for decision makers in the fresh produce industry...

  • Featured
    Freshness from Europe in New Orleans

    New Orleans, 26 October 2017 – Excellent feedback from CSO Italy’s participation at the PMA in New...

  • Featured
    Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) to announce Global Markets Awards 2018

    The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) is pleased to announce the launch of its Global Markets Awards...

  • Featured
    Agriculture robotics get funding in New Zealand

    The Science for Technological Innovation (SfTI) National Science Challenge Board is providing $2m of funding for a project to develop adaptable, cheaply reconfigured, rapidly deployed ‘workforce’ robots able to learn from their environments. SfTI said the project would take a long-term view and examine how robotics could provide solutions for New Zealand’s...

  • Featured
    Spain’s food exports to Qatar have increased by 43%

    Spain’s food exports to Qatar have increased by 43% in the first eight months of 2017, ambassador...

  • Featured
    Record harvest and lower prices for Avocados in Australia

    Australia’s favourite breakfast smash could soon become cheaper to come by with a record harvest tipped for the industry. And local growers look set to avoid the brunt of any price changes as global consumption continues to drive significant improvements in grower returns. The nation’s peak avocado body is forecasting an abundant...

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