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    When does the perishable industry feel the trade war?

    Although only in early stages, the tit-for-tat exchange of retaliatory tariffs is setting up a food fight of epic proportions that will impact businesses large and small around the globe. Global Food Fight At 12:01 AM EDT on the sixth of July, the Trump administration triggered the largest trade war in modern...

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    Chinese food importers hold trade talks with Aegean fruit, vegetable exporters

    The Aegean region, one of Turkey’s most important centers in terms of food exports, has hosted Chinese food importers. A delegation consisting of procurement authorities in the Guangdong Imported Food Association established in the People’s Republic of China and five importing companies, members in this association, held bilateral business talks with 30...

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    Cherry growers could double returns per acre by using high tunnels

    Cherry producers in New York state and the Great Lakes region don’t have it easy. They face...

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    Are tomatoes fruits or vegetables?

    Round. Red. Good in salads and great on a BLT. Tomatoes are a typical find in the kitchens of families in the United States, so popular we are the world’s third largest producer of them. Though some people like to engage in the “tuh-MAY-toh” versus “tuh-MAH-toh” debate, the more popular question when...

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    Who will harvest british fruit after Brexit?

    FAVERSHAM (Britain) • After weeks of uninterrupted sunshine, the strawberry season is in full swing in the so-called Garden of England. But with a shortage of seasonal labourers to pick the fruits, a trend exacerbated by Brexit, there are growing fears many may be left to rot on their stems. “We will...

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    Concord Foods Partners With California Avocado Commission

    Brockton, Mass. – Concord Foods is proud to announce its partnership with California Avocado Commission (CAC) to bring free guacamole samples into retailers this summer. To maximize sales during the Fourth of July weekend, Concord Foods and CAC partner to bring flavorful, creamy guacamole prepared and the new Concord Fresh Success guacamole mixes, which include no artificial flavors,...

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    Good Foods launches Avocado Mash

    Pleasant Prairie, Wis. (June 25, 2018) – Dedicated to providing better-for-you food choices, Good Foods is excited...

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    Refreshing Chilean citrus promotions aim to boost consumption in the UK and Japan

    SANTIAGO, CHILE, 14 February, 2018 — With the aim of promoting consumption of Chilean citrus, including its...

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    Child labour in agriculture is on the rise

    12 June 2018, Rome – After years of steady decline, child labour in agriculture has started to rise again in recent years driven in part by an increase in conflicts and climate-induced disasters. This worrisome trend, not only threatens the wellbeing of millions of children, but also undermines efforts to end global...

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    Terrifying news for future vegetable production

    If no action is taken to reduce the negative impacts on agricultural yields, the researchers estimate that the environmental changes predicted to occur by mid- to end-century in water availability and ozone concentrations would reduce average yields of vegetables and legumes by 35% and 9% respectively. In hot settings such as Southern...

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