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Operational Director (COO) Antoine Kapteijns on Codema's approach to securing quality in customized horticultural solutions

Developing horticultural expertise worldwide

How does the Dutch specialist in horticultural solutions ensure that the same high-quality customization is provided worldwide? Codema's COO tries to standardize processes and components as much as possible while remaining room for customization. Though still maintaining people at the centre. In this…

Tori Spelling promotes produce brands on Instagram

Tori Spelling, mompreneur, beauty brands influencer and iconic star of the ever popular hit show Beverly Hills 90210, has announced The Produce Moms as part of her June Celebrity Gift Box @celebritygiftbox give-a-way on her Instagram site @torispelling which has 1.5M followers. Tori will feature and…

Dutch grower's premium snack tomatoes now also available online

RedStar's Red Desire mini plum vine tomatoes are now also available online at Albert Heijn. It is a new step for the tomato cultivation and sales company in the 'difficult Dutch market', after the RedStar vine tomatoes appeared last year on the shelves under the retailer's AH brand. Photo: Red Desire, 'new'…

The pole position of greenhouses

“We often have far too romantic views of food production, especially in Western Europe and the United States," says Sander van Golberdinge, Public Affairs Manager of Grodan, in this Gro-pinion. When it comes to sustainability and health, we all think too quickly about organic agriculture and horticulture. Until you know the…

"Production is stable"

"Bird's eye chillis available in China in July"

“The Bird's eye chilli is native to Thailand. Its seeds were then introduced to China and many varieties were cultivated. This chilli is grown in most parts of China, including Guizhou, Jiangxi, and Hebei,” said Mr. Peng of Jiangxi Woshenghui Agricultural Development Co., Ltd.  Red bird's eye chillis "Our red…

Sweet Palermo Instagram

Yellow Sweet Palermo awarded highest possible rating by International Taste Institute

Earlier this month, Rijk Zwaan’s yellow Sweet Palermo pointed pepper received the highest possible rating of three stars in the International Taste Institute’s Superior Taste Award 2020, and the red Sweet Palermo was awarded a two-star rating. Sweet Palermo is the first sweet pointed pepper to receive…

Chinese shoppers tune in to watch the tomatoes grow

"They are really beautiful, like a string of gems, green and red. Hello, friends in this live room. This is the Suning Carrefour Beijing Tianzhu store live room, I am in Beijing Hongfu Agricultural Daxing Modern Intelligent Park." On May 30, following the success of the first live broadcast event, Hongfu…

Luca Locatelli

International photo award for hydroponic lettuce at Dutch grower

On June 9th, the World Photography Organization presented the winners of the Sony World Photography Awards 2020. The photograph "Siberia Lettuce" by the Italian photographer Luca Locatelli was awarded won third place. The photo shows lettuce cultivation on water at grower Siberia in Maasbree, the…

June 17 10 AM EDT

US (GA): Webinar digital marketing for agribusinesses

The University of Georgia is partnering with the Georgia Department of Agriculture to present a free digital marketing webinar for agribusiness owners looking for alternate ways to sell their products. The webinar will be hosted on June 17 at 10 AM EDT by the UGA Small Business Development Center (SBDC),…

Dutch horticulture makes United Nations SDGs concrete

On their own, the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) might not be very concrete. However, the goals are being taken into account in many annual reports. Even in the horticultural sector, companies know how to handle it, and the goals are applied in practice, for instance in breeding and…

Nominations accepted now through June 30th

PMA Impact Award to recognize champions of industry that help grow a healthier world

Produce Marketing Association has created the new PMA Impact Award to honor everyday heroes who advance the global produce and mass-market floral industries and contribute…

USDA

USDA Farmers to Families Food Box Program reaches 5 million boxes distributed

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Farmers to Families Food Box Program has distributed more than five million food boxes in support of American farmers and families affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. “The Farmers to Families Food Box Program was designed to put American farmers and distributors…

UnitedAg announces 2020 Ambassador Award Recipients

UnitedAg announces the Ambassador Award Recipients, and the embodiment of what it means to be an ambassador. UnitedAg's ambassador campaign is designed to foster community within its member companies as well as offer employees the opportunity to take a proactive role in their healthcare system. The…

Hort Innovation launches fruit, veg and nuts campaign to support Australian growers

In Australia, growers have faced numerous challenges including drought, floods and bushfires. COVID-19 has thrown challenges to the nation impacting mental wellbeing and mood through isolation. It has affected Australian growers with immediate changes to the export market and food service closures, as…

CCFI

Campaign highlights Canadian food system

A national campaign to connect consumers to the multifaceted Canadian food system was launched by the Canadian Centre for Food Integrity (CCFI), at a time when conversation around food and its availability has dominated media headlines. It’s Good, Canada aims to connect Canadian consumers to the food…

Connecting people with jobs in B.C.’s agricultural sector

British Columbians are now able to access a new online resource that will make it easier to learn about jobs and careers in agriculture, while providing farmers, seafood businesses and food processors with a one-stop shop to support their hiring and planning needs. The new B.C. Farm, Fish and Food Job…

Gertrude Snoei

Polish retailer accused of selling Ukrainian vegetables as domestic

In Poland, retailer Biedronka has been accused of misleading buyers by selling fruits and vegetables from other countries, while indicating that they were domestic products,…

Show gives grower a chance to show off its uniqueness

For one vertical indoor organic grower, this year’s United Fresh LIVE! is a chance to potentially reach a broader audience. “We want to be able to talk to a wider span of people with this show,” says Don Helms of Rockingham, VA-based That’s Tasty. “It’s new territory so we’re looking at interesting and…

Promo video showcases Dutch horticulture sector to the world

Dutch industry organization Topsector Tuinbouw & Uitgangsmaterialen has presented a video in several languages, to get more people acquainted with the horticulture industry.…

European Commission seeks feedback on promotion policy for agri-food products

The European Commission today launched a public consultation on the European Union’s promotion policy for agricultural and food products. Part of an overall evaluation of the…

Pieternel van Velden, Krabbels Tekst en Beeld

Rem Koolhaas argues for linking the horticulture sector with the consumer

The first edition of the webinar series 'Eat This!' featuring world-famous architect and journalist Rem Koolhaas was launched with an audience of more than 1,000. World Horti Center is organising the webinar series in collaboration with Nethwork in order to talk to visionaries from inside and outside the…

HortScience

Consumer acceptability of aquaponically grown basil

A new study systematically investigated the effects of warehouse and greenhouse aquaponic growing conditions on consumer acceptability of different basil cultivars. A total of 105 consumers rated their liking of three basil cultivars (Nufar, Genovese, and Eleonora), each grown in three conditions…

MDPI

"Successful implementation of aquaponics in the market requires provision of information for consumers"

Even in highly developed food markets, aquaponic products have not yet been successfully introduced. This is particularly surprising, as aquaponics is an excellent example of a sustainable circulation food production system. The purpose of a new empirical study was to determine the factors that influence…


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