Monday, January 24, 2022

In the near--and farther--future, more Ecuadorian dragon fruit on the way

Supplies of imported dragon fruit are poised to start increasing again. “We expect supply to increase towards the end of the month or the first week in February, weather permitting of course,” says Jose Roggiero, Freshway’s Produce’s CEO. He notes that supplies of white dragon fruit out of Ecuador has been…

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Ethylene partnership formed to expand service in China

Several years ago, at the Florida Ag Expo, Catalytic Generators LLC was displaying its line of ethylene generators and Ethy-Gen® II Ripening Concentrate. With almost 50 years of service to fruit ripeners across the world, the company was looking to expand its business in China. As fate would have it, in…

Dino helps move his melons

With imported Dino melons continuing on peak on availability this month, grower-shipper Agricola Famosa USA has brought on some help from a friend to move more melons. Dino is the mascot of the white-skinned, green spotted high Brix melon that’s proprietary to Agricola Famosa and imported from Brazil. “We have a really strong season…

Grower-importer announces new Western expansion

Crystal Valley Foods (Crystal Valley) announced that it has finalized the acquisition of additional bays on the Los Angeles Wholesale Terminal Market, adjacent to its current…

Emergency crews rushed to blaze at Alberta mushroom farm

Emergency crews have rushed towards the scene of a large fire at a big commercial building at a mushroom farm outside Crossfield on Sunday afternoon. The fire at the Highline…

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Covid fuels historic growth in organic sales

Germany is the second largest organic market in the world. It holds good prospects for U.S. organic products, including tree nuts, fruits and vegetables, and processed food products. The market shows tremendous growth rates with organic products more popular than ever. The success story will continue and…

Four 2022 forecasts for shipping goods

What do businesses that source goods from overseas have to consider this year? Shypple has listed the four forecasts that will affect shipping goods the most. They also touch on a topic that deserves more attention, states the Dutch logistics company. "Businesses and consumers are anxiously following the…

The pink ribbed Cassarosa tomato is awarded the 2022 Flavor of the Year award

The Flavor of the Year quality seal is a prestigious seal that is awarded each year to a series of products that has a higher quality and flavor than the rest of their competitors in the market. This selection is carried out through blind tastings, where 80 consumers try different products from the same…

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Statement on recent DHS vaccine mandate

Late last week, the International Fresh Produce Association was briefed that, effective January 22, 2022, U.S. Customs and Border Protection would begin enforcing a…

When it comes to plant-based foods, it's time to get back to our roots

While only 5% of Americans identify as vegetarians, according to a 2018 Gallup poll, the New Year's resolution to eat less meat has arguably joined the ranks of Dry January.…

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40% drop in volumes of red garlic from Nubia

Sicilian garlic from Nubia (PT) risks not reaching the tables of many Italian and European consumers this year. But why? The answer is sad, yet simple - fall rain was so abundant that it flooded the fields, impeding sowing operations. Red garlic from Nubia FreshPlaza has talked about it with the…

The pink ribbed Cassarosa tomato is awarded the 2022 Flavor of the Year award

The Flavor of the Year quality seal is a prestigious seal that is awarded each year to a series of products that has a higher quality and flavor than the rest of their competitors in the market. This selection is carried out through blind tastings, where 80 consumers try different products from the same…

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The trial planting of "Old Beijing" green chives succeeded

After nearly a year of efforts by the technical personnel of the Beijing Municipal Agricultural Technology Extension Station, the "old Beijing" green chive, which has been extinct for nearly half a century, has been successfully replanted in Daxing District. This is another variety of the old flavors in…

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Broccoli to help anti-cancer treatments

Broccoli may contain advantages beyond nutrition. A molecule found in broccoli, cabbage and other similar foods, digests down into DIM, a compound with brighter benefits than the name implies, such as inducing cell death in brceast, prostate and colon cancer. Now, researchers are beginning to understand…

Two Australian family brands partner together to celebrate loved Aussie produce in pickled form

Aussie grown Perfection Fresh has been around for over 43 years, since 1978 they’ve been supplying premium, Australian grown fresh produce including the much-loved Qukes® Baby Cucumbers. Three Three’s Established in 1919, is a 5th generation, family-run Australian business. They supply and manufacture a…

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Dino helps move his melons

With imported Dino melons continuing on peak on availability this month, grower-shipper Agricola Famosa USA has brought on some help from a friend to move more melons. Dino is the mascot of the white-skinned, green spotted high Brix melon that’s proprietary to Agricola Famosa and imported from Brazil. “We have a really strong season…

Dirk Salentin, Managing Director of biofruit:

'At-home dining will probably increase compared to pre-pandemic levels'

Organic products saw high demand and popularity in the wake of the pandemic, as Dirk Salentin, managing director of biofruit Ltd, confirms. The company from Düren is dedicated exclusively to the sale and marketing of organic products. "Organic products have come more into focus through Corona. We were…

It is expected that China's imported fruit volume will remain stable and slightly decrease in 2022

From the perspective of imported fruits, the main domestic imported items are fresh cherries, bananas, durians, and other types, among which the imported fresh cherries account for more than one-tenth of all imported fruits. Judging from the imported fruit data in the past four years, the supply of…

Romantic heart-shaped packaging filled with sweet strawberries

Exclusively and only for Valentine's Day, SanLucar intends to surprise consumers in Germany and Austria, with a romantic heart-shaped packaging filled with the sweet strawberries. A suitable gift to seduce fruit lovers and celebrate 14 February with taste.  The strawberries of the brand are cultivated with great…

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Chilean Blueberry Committee Crop & Exports Report. Week 2

Week 2: Chile recorded an export of 7,605 tons of fresh blueberries

During week 2 of the current year, Chile recorded an export of 7,605 tons of fresh blueberries, which is 5.2% less than last season. Until January 16th, 2022, the accumulated export of the season is 65,194 tons, 11.5% less compared to the exports on the same date last season. The situation of lower…

Pioneering grape grower has passed away

South African Table Grape Industry association SATI has reported that Aat Hoekstra, a Dutch born pioneering grape grower has died. Aat emigrated to South Africa in 1950 and…

DG agri dashboard - Apples

Ongoing 2021/22 crop for EU27 estimated 6.7% higher than preceding 5-year average

Per the January 2022 update, the ongoing 2021/22 crop for EU27 has been estimated at 11,777 tonnes; this is 6,7% higher than the preceding 5 year average and 11 % above the 'small' crop of the past marketing year (data from WAPA for 20 MSs, from Eurostat for the remaining 7 MSs). After two years of below…

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