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Growing Forward 2 helps Ontario greenhouse veggies go global

Ontario’s greenhouse cucumbers have strengthened their presence in the United States and will soon be on the market in Asia. That’s due to Growing Forward 2 (GF2) funding that the Ontario Greenhouse Vegetable Growers (OGVG) was able to access for various market development initiatives.by Lilian SchaerOGVG.....

Bayer launches crop protection transparency website

Bayer launched its new transparency website, designed to enable access to scientific data needed for the evaluation of plant protection products.In addition to summaries of safety-related study reports for a significant number of active substances, Bayer will start to enable non-commercial access to the.....

Food industry presents trends at the International Green Week Berlin

Insect burgers, canned cold coffee and açaí lemonade are current trends that already offer a foretaste of tomorrow’s foods. For those interested in discovering the food trends of the future the combined stand of the Federation of Food Law and Food Science (BLL) and the Federation of German Food and Drink.....

Village Farms and Produce for Kids team up for the holiday season

Village Farms and Produce for Kids have teamed up this holiday season to bring consumers a multi-faceted campaign focusing on holiday fun for the whole family. The two have partnered to create a blog and four recipes that offer consumers a simple, easy and delicious way to incorporate fresh produce into.....

Sunset serves up pasta kits with fresh tomatoes

SUNSET announced the launch of its “You Make Me™” line of four pasta kits that will be sold in supermarkets nationwide. These convenient meal kits contain everything needed to cook a gourmet pasta dish at home: fresh tomatoes, portioned pasta, spice packets and infused olive oil. The recipes were developed.....

What aquaponic growers can do for chefs

At the Putting Down Roots conference, a panel led by Lyf Gildersleeve of Flying Fish Company and Andre Uribe, Executive Chef at Bon Appetit and Willamette University, shared these tips to help commercial aquaponic growers:Make logistics easy for the chefs and your customers in all ways that you can. Simple.....

CPM Retail changes name to Soloberry to align with international push

CPM Retail, part of the AG Thames Group, will change its name to Soloberry to align the UK based business with that of its model in Spain, Soloberry SL. The move will go into effect today (1st December 2017).The company has expansions planned in North Africa, South America, Eastern Europe and Asia. This will.....

South African farmers to benefit from scheme to produce unique fruit brands

Thousands of farmers in lower Nyanga, South Africa are set to benefit from an out-grower scheme in which they will produce unique tomato brands and various fruits for beneficiation at Best Fruit Processor (BBJ) (Pvt) Limited. The company is a joint venture between Agricultural and Rural Development Authority.....

Sunset launches new football-shaped packaging for snacking tomatoes

Sunset today introduced the Flavor Bowl, a football-shaped container filled with one pound of the brand's snacking tomatoes.“Snacking and watching football go hand in hand,” said Sunset CEO Paul Mastronardi. “We wanted to offer tailgaters and TV viewers a fun way to bring healthy snacks to the party in a.....

UK: Technology showcase inspires ag industry

Some of the agri-industry’s ground-breaking technology innovations, that are set to become future farming solutions, were revealed at the latest Syngenta R&D Showcase in London.Hosted by the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (DBEIS) in Westminster, the event attracted politicians,.....

Roses Forever:

International interest for edible mini roses

Earlier this month, the Netherlands was the center of the global floriculture. For one week, the IFTF, together with the FloraHolland Trade Fair, welcomed visitors from all corners of the world and offered a diverse attendance base to the exhibitors. The atmosphere was positive and the exhibitors were very.....

Village Farms donates time on #GivingTuesday

On November 28 a team from Village Farms and Produce for Kids celebrated #GivingTuesday by volunteering their time at Second Harvest Food Bank in Orlando, Fla. #GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration.“Being able to give back to our community alongside.....

How growers became marketing tools

With phrases like ‘fresh from the fields,’ some sweet music and a flashily edited video, more and more retailers are devoting themselves to food stories. In these videos, supermarket chains, among others, show consumers how cultivation works. The grower suddenly becomes a marketing tool.Marketing specialist.....

US: Rainier Fruit to honor local heroes in new campaign

Rainier Fruit has announced the launch of its new campaign to honor those working to improve their communities called "Wholesome Heroes".Over the past few years, the company has established partnerships with the Boston Marathon, the Portland Marathon, Charleston Marathon, and Twin Cities Marathon.Carrying.....