USDA to offer tools to tackle water challenges

Communities across the United States are facing water challenges, impacting millions of lives and costing billions of dollars in damages. Recent events, including record-breaking drought in the West and severe flooding in the Southeast have elevated a national dialogue on the state of our Nation’s water resources and infrastructure. These challenges are why on March 22, the White House hosted...

The fastest growing australian food company is from China

Australia's fastest-growing food company sells nothing here Australia's fastest-growing food company has seen its market value more than double to about $900 million in the seven months since its float. But don't expect to see any of its products on local supermarket shelves. Dongfang Modern Agriculture Holding Group was incorporated in Australia last year to own an existing agricultural business in...

Scientist find ‘very helpful effect’ in pear variety

The nashi pear, also known for their crisp, water content, grainy textures and its use for tenderizing meat. Researcher's from CISRO, the Australian government's scientific research organisation, found out that this fruit contains mega anti- inflammatory agents that can help you manage the damage done by a hangover. They discovered that drinkers who took nashi pear 5 hours before drinking...

Two educational sessions on global trade added at Fresh Summit in Atlanta

The Produce Marketing Association will include two educational sessions on global trade during the upcoming Fresh Summit convention in Atlanta. Representatives from the Food & Agricultural Organization of the United Nations, the Port of Los Angeles, Northwest Horticultural Council, Maersk and Camposol will address conference attendees on Friday, Oct. 23, to discuss international trade agreements, as well as shipping challenges. The...

Japanese LED innovation brings light to the drinks industry

Illumicap is a plastic bottle cap that senses and reacts to music and movement through a smartphone and illuminates the whole bottle in various colors. Kirin aims to further promote the use of the cap -- whose functions go far beyond those of an ordinary cap -- by releasing a part of its 3D data as an open source,...

Chilean Research Institute wins Ferrero Hazelnut Award

The award ceremony of the “FERRERO HAZELNUT AWARD CONTEST” took place at EXPO Milan 2015: an award that is focused on financing and improving research and innovation in the hazelnut sector. The award was launched by the Ferrero Hazelnut Company, which - as explained by Managing Director Lucio Gomiero – “aims at developing the hazelnut industry on a worldwide...

The Clipper new edition is shipping, ready for ANUGA 2015

Among the topics: Editorial: Nature fights back - the girls are gone Anuga Organic - Fresh, organic and healthy Healthy development in the global organic market - New management, new focus 14 Iran: Excellent prospects for dried fruit exports 17 Iran: The scientific validation of the production protocol 21 Italy: A passion for chocolate Worldwide known breakfast treat 31 USA: Respectable performance for almonds –walnut crop...

States seek delay on Waters of the U.S Rule

Thirteen states requested that a federal court delay implementation of the Environmental Protection Agency's  (EPA) Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) rule on Monday. The rule would allow federal agencies to put select streams, wetlands and tributaries under the protection of federal law. Land owners and farmers are concerned that the rule could be applied to such small waterways as ditches or...

Lonza acquires New Zealand agrochemical company Zelam

Swiss chemical and biotech company Lonza Group AG said it has acquired New Zealand agrochemical company Zelam, which develops and manufactures products for crop protection, specializing in fungicides, insecticides, herbicides, foliar nutrients and additives. Zelam also develops and manufactures products for wood protection, and has research and timber facilities in New Plymouth, New Zealand, as well as in Australia...

Rare and tasty Vietnamese orange variety on the brink of extinction

A strain of succulent oranges indigenous to a central Vietnamese province is teetering on the verge of extinction, while local experts and residents are striving to preserve and promote it to the world. The citrus fruit, called “Doai Commune” oranges, is indigenous to Nghi Loc District, located in the north-central province of Nghe An. The fruits, which typically weigh between 150...
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