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Mini cucumbers: two branches, one product

As well as the regular cucumber and the snack cucumbers, there is a third cucumber segment in the Netherlands: mini cucumbers. This cucumber variety weighs between 100 and 150 grams. The segment is growing quickly, notes Leander van Griend of Royal ZON. "All German retailers have mini cucumbers in their.....

OF&G chief Roger Kerr:

"Conversations about organic must change"

The organic sector needs to change the way it engages with farmers, consumers and policy makers if the huge opportunities offered by the sector are to be taken more seriously. Roger Kerr, chief executive of organic licensing body OF&G, said organic farming offered major potential to businesses.....
August 16-17, Perth

Australia: WA Horticulture Update to highlight new industry trends

Future trends in the horticulture industry, including the changing retail landscape and shifts in consumer decision-making impacting growers and agribusiness, will be the focus of the 2018 Western Australian Horticulture Update.Registrations are open for the event, hosted by the Department of Primary.....

EU: 10 million euros for fruit and vegetable promotion

Following the 2017 call for proposals for multi programmes for information provision and promotion measures for agricultural products, EU awarded 10 grants in 2017. Among the projects were:Promotion of fruits and vegetables (tomatoes, cucumbers and strawberries) in France and Hungary. - 4 million.....

US: Food companies launch Sustainable Food Policy Alliance

Four of the largest food companies in the US have launched the Sustainable Food Policy Alliance, a new organization focused on driving progress in public policies that shape what people eat and how it impacts their health, communities, and the planet. Founding member companies include Danone North America;.....

UK government promotes fruit and vegetable consumption

On Monday 9 July The Fruit and Vegetable Alliance launched in Parliament to mark the beginning of a coordinated drive to boost production and consumption of fruit and vegetables in the UK in order to improve public health.To follow Government dietary guidelines on fruit and vegetable consumption (seven.....

National tomatoes first? How chauvinism influences buying behaviour

What influence do politics, economy and culture have on our buying behaviour? In socially insecure times, people tend to turn inward. This also counts for EU member states. They increasingly focus on their national economy and therefore, promote local products. Consumers follow; an Englishman will prefer to.....

Austria: Organic cucumber rarities sold exclusively by Merkur

The Austrian vegetable season has started. This year Ja! Natürlich once again brings cucumber rarities exclusively to the shelves of selected MERKUR branches. Until the end of August, the twelve different cucumber specialities from Austria are available - from small to large, from dark green to creamy white,.....

YouTuber makes musical instruments out of produce

Junji Koyama, a prolific YouTuber and elementary school teacher has been making flutes and horns out of produce - fruits and vegetables - for over 11 years now. Koyama also records himself playing a song on each of his instruments, which range from carrots to radishes to, in one case, a dandelion stem. They.....

US (VA): Hanover Tomato Festival celebrates 40th year

The annual Hanover Tomato Festival will celebrate its 40th edition this year.Hanover’s famous fruit will be the center of attention on Friday, July 13 from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Tomato-Palooza and the Hanover Tomato Festival on Saturday, July 14 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The festival is at Pole Green Park......

Messi and Ronaldo carved into watermelons

A Chinese soccer fan wasn't disheartened when Messi and Ronaldo were eliminated from the 2018 World Cup. He just carved their faces into water melons as best he could.

US: Stuppy adds four industry sales veterans

Stuppy Greenhouse recently added to its sales team with four industry veterans as part of an expansion to allow greater coverage of all 50 states. The new sales hires will join the existing team of five sales representatives to allow much more extensive customer service throughout the country.“We’re excited.....

Australia: Country of origin food labelling surveillance to commence

After 1 July, Australian consumers will have much greater certainty about the origins of the food they buy, due to the introduction of mandatory Country of Origin food labelling. The ACCC will conduct market surveillance checks on 10,000 food products to ensure businesses are correctly displaying the new.....

Japanese fruit and vegetable artist

Gaku still making art from fruit and veg

Japanese fruit and vegetable carver Gaku is still at it, making works of great beauty.He claims to be inspired by Japan‘s rich tradition of food carving, known as mukimono. Food carver Gaku has mastered the art of transforming everyday fruit and vegetables into edible masterpieces, only armed with an x-acto.....

Australia: Industry revamps ‘Veggycation’ tool to consumers

The Australian vegetable industry has released its new-look online education tool Veggycation – an easy-to-use tool for vegetable growers, health professionals and the wider public that showcases the nutritional benefits of different vegetables and explains the optimal methods to store, prepare and cook.....

Stacks of food, new Instagram trend

A new way to stand out with your Instagram account is to create food Jenga towers. The trend is based on the eponymous game. The rules are simple: the tower has to be built as high and as pretty as possible.
June 25-27

Ukraine: Dutch trade mission to Ternopil and Chernivtsi

The Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Ukraine invites you to participate in a Dutch trade mission to Ternopil & Chernivtsi from 25 to 27 June 2018.Dutch companies interested in joining the mission should contribute with their products to the development of the private sector in the Western.....

Poland promotes agri-food in China

On 14-18 May, the Secretary of State, Jacek Bogucki, visited the People’s Republic of China. The objective of the visit was to talk with the representatives of the Chinese administration on access of Polish agri-food products to the Chinese market and intensification of cooperation with regard to the.....

The recipe for a successful salad concept

Lettuce is no longer a boring green garnish on a plate. The fresh food aisle in the supermarket is now full of a crunchy color mix of various types of lettuce. More and more lettuce concepts are responding to the needs of the consumer. Breeders are catching on to the trends. Is eating lettuce wraps hip?.....

Australian Made Board of Directors meet for the 100th time

The Australian Made Campaign has celebrated the 100th meeting of its Board of Directors, underscoring the longevity of the not-for-profit organisation that administers the famous Australian Made, Australian Grown logo (AMAG logo). Senior members of the businesses community attended the milestone assembly.....

Germany: Discounter expands healthy fruit & vegetable brand program

Exclusive private labels for great prices - at NORMA, this certainly goes for its fruit & vegetable range. Now the Nuremberg discounter has extended its Fresh selection further; it has put its fruit & vegetable brand program on six attractive pillars: For a healthy vitamin kick there are the NORMA.....

UK parent calls 999 because son ‘won't eat his vegetables’

Wiltshire Police have revealed some of the inappropriate emergency calls they have received over the last year. The force is running a fresh campaign aimed at raising awareness about the correct use of 101 and 999. "Who You Gonna Call" has been launched because during the summer months the Crime and.....

Cooperative Vienna LGV focuses on regionality, innovation and cooperation

“Combining greenhouse veggies with other regional wares”

It was a successful year for the LGV vegetable cooperative in Vienna. Following the opening of the innovative "Gärtnergschäftl" business and the renewed cooperation with the friendly production company Seewinkler Sonnengemüse in Burgenland, a completely new brand was recently launched. From Andreas Melanzani.....
Green chile grown elsewhere will have to change its name

EU recognizes jalapeño pepper as Mexican

According to Jonas Murillo, the president of the National Chamber of the Canned Food Industry (Canainca), the Free Trade Agreement between the European Union and Mexico (TLCUEM) and its negotiations brought great news for the jalapeño pepper. In this negotiation, the European Union recognized that this food.....

CAN (ON): Can one child feed the world?

Can one child feed the world? Perhaps not, but a few special individuals can inspire one to want to.Allison Chartrand Hayes, known to her family and friends as Allie Sunshine, was diagnosed with a neuroendocrine tumour on her pancreas in 2002 and acute myeloid leukaemia in 2014. Always grateful for every.....
May 21-June 3

British Tomato Week extended to fortnight

British Tomato Week is back, but this year it’s not just one week but two.British Tomato fortnight runs from 21st May – 3rd June. Once again Glinwell will be supporting the British Tomato Growers Association in spreading the ‘British is Best’ message.Look for the Union Jack symbol on tomatoes in shops to.....