UAE to launch new system of food safety requirements

His Excellency Dr. Abdullah bin Muhammad Belhaif Al Nuaimi, Minister of Climate Change and Environment of the UAE, said that the ministry intends, during the next two months, to launch a new system of food safety standards and requirements, to ensure that no imported food enters the country except from…

UK: Farm levy body AHDB to axe up to 140 jobs as it winds down its potato and horticulture operations

The Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) plans to axe up to 140 jobs as it winds down its potato and horticulture operations. The farm levy body organization…

Tax deductions for Canadian growers

Most of the tax rules that apply to Canadian small business owners also apply to farmers and agricultural producers. There are however some expenses, tax deductions and write-offs that apply specifically to income earned through agricultural activities that will help lower your tax bill. Expenses, tax…

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Industry outsiders enter the indoor agriculture space

As the indoor agriculture industry continues to grow, we’re beginning to see more and more well-known industry outsiders enter the market. But why are these companies venturing into this unknown terrain?  In addition to rapid growth potential, the CEA industry offers companies an opportunity to apply their…

Urban Health Farms

How indoor farming can help the EU carbon farming initiative

The past year has seen indoor vertical farming break loose from its glass ceiling – pun intended, as we in this industry are free from glass ceilings anyway. No longer a niche or even early-stage industry, the benefits from indoor vertical farming are easy to see in the light of the last year. Food…

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Food safety standard for indoor produce launched

The CEA Food Safety Coalition announced the first-ever food safety certification program specifically for CEA-grown leafy greens. Effective immediately, members of the Coalition can choose to be assessed for the CEA Leafy Greens Module, and upon successful completion will be allowed to use the CEA…

Smaller strawberries and higher costs because of climate change

Being able to eat large, succulent strawberries may become a pleasure of the past, as the popular fruit is the latest victim of a changing climate. And as smaller strawberries…

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Vietnam: Homemade Ferrari 488 GT is also a melon shop on wheels

A man in Vietnam devised what can be seen as a most interesting marketing strategy: He took out a Ferrari 488 GT to sell loads of melons. Well, it's not a real Ferrari… What we see is a replica of the Ferrari 488 GT, that was built by the owner himself. Also, he showed his ingenuity in figuring out…

Avecon and Westland Horti Tours move

Nowadays there is a new place to be for an old-fashioned cup of coffee with Aad Verduijn. Avecon and Westland Horti Tours have moved. Their new address is Transportweg 3-d1 in Maasdijk. "A change is not always for the worst," Aad says about the new step. "The lease onn our old office was ended, which was…


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