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Italy: Innovation with niche products

Kale, Lacinato kale, cardoons, chard, purple carrots and rosole - these are just some of the rather uncommon products that make up theSiporange at this time of year.Some of the products photographed on 12th October 2017"Lacinato kale and kale are thriving. The former is more popular with Italian consumers,.....

Village Farms Demos and DIYs showcase exclusive varieties at PMA

Village Farms will be sharing more than stories at this year’s PMA Fresh Summit in New Orleans. The company will be launching a new variety, sharing a number of demo & do it yourself events, and providing some unique giveaway opportunities during this year’s show.Lorabella Blossom, the newest variety for.....

US: Harvesting local food opportunities

For family farmers, fall is one of the busiest times of the year. While farmers are keeping busy harvesting their fields, food and farm advocates have been occupied with their own bumper crop of U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) program announcements. In fact, in the past two weeks, USDA awarded.....

Turkish tomatoes to be promoted in Seoul to lift exports

As part of the Economy Ministry's drive to promote Turkish goods and products abroad, the Aegean Exporters' Union is set to join the Food Week Korea in Seoul between Oct. 25 and Oct. 28.Under the government's "Branding of Turkish Products Abroad," "Putting Across the Image of Turkish Goods" and "Turquality.....

New Zealand: More science added to 5+ A Day

Food scientist Dr Carolyn Lister has been appointed a trustee on the board of the 5+ A Day Charitable Trust.The Trust’s general manager, Paula Dudley, says Dr Lister’s appointment this month brings a new level of scientific expertise to the organisation and broadens the skillset at board level.Dr Lister,.....

New Camposol brand “The Berry That Cares” focuses on sustainability

The Berry That Cares is Camposol’s new proposition that it hopes will help communicate its commitment to the environment, communities, workers, and consumer.It responds to consumers who increasingly want to know the story behind their food, and who want to engage with companies that support sustainability.....

US (CA): Mann Packing removes non-GMO labels from lettuce

CA: One year ago, Mann Packing went through the process of getting some of its vegetable products Non-GMO Project Verified. Now, the company is trying to distance itself from non-GMO labeling.The company is removing the non-GMO verified check from its single-cut lettuce products in its next print run, which.....

US (CA): CDFA’s Secretary Karen Ross helps kickoff the food drive

Secretary Karen Ross visited the Capitol Mall Farmers’ Market to kickoff the State Employees Food Drive on the final Thursday market of the season. The CDFA Office of Farm to Fork organized the fresh produce drive, encouraging state employees to purchase produce at the market and donate it to Sacramento Food.....

Six trends driving fruit & veg sales in the US

Packaged Facts has outlined six trends to watch that are behind the influence and growth of fresh produce.Consumers’ consumption of fresh produce grew steadily—albeit modestly at about 1.3%— between 2011 and 2016. As market research firm Packaged Facts forecasts in the new report “Fresh Produce: U.S. Market.....

October 9-19, Dutch Agri Food Week

Dutch agri-food sector shows off

The Dutch Agri Food Week is the ultimate national stage that focuses on food and food production. Various parties from the agri-food sector will all be participating in the Dutch Agri Food Week, sharing their enthusiasm, knowledge and skills with society. This year’s Agri Food Week takes place all throughout.....

Red Sun Farms on the PMA

"The Monarch Butterfly is an integral part of our company"

For many producers, insects and other wildlife are an important factor when it comes to their products and growing seasons. For Red Sun Farms, a North American greenhouse grower, it's the Monarch butterfly that they have embraced. At this year's PMA Fresh Summit, along with exhibiting their products, they.....

"Yes, we care"

Spain: Aldi promoting fruit and veg consumption with new campaign

The new campaign from Aldi supermarkets aims to promote the consumption of fruits and vegetables. With the slogan "Yes, we care", they seek to criticise the misuse of colloquial expressions (in Spanish) containing fruit and vegetable names that somehow damage the reputation of these products.As a solution,.....

NL: Hortivation foundation launches website

Foundation Hortivation will have its own website from October 3rd 2017.www.hortivation.nl, where visitors can find everything about, among other things, calculation tool CASTA and current innovation projects. The aim of this website is to increase the visibility of the greenhouse technology sector in the.....

UK: Riverford seek growers to join three Innovative Farmers field labs

Veg box pioneers Riverford are supporting farmer-led innovation by sponsoring three Innovative Farmers field labs, seeking sustainable solutions to some common problems faced by growers.The field labs are being coordinated at Riverford’s Devon HQ but growers from across the country are being invited to take.....