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...

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...

Arcadia Biosciences Receives European Patent for Water Use Efficiency Trait Technology

DAVIS, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Arcadia Biosciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: RKDA), an agricultural technology company, announced that the European Patent Office has granted a key patent for its Water Use Efficiency (WUE) trait. The patent covers the use of Arcadia’s WUE trait to develop drought resistant and water efficient plants, which will help growers produce higher yields per unit of available water. The...

RF Biocidics’ Chemical-Free Treatment Process Receives Greenlight from Almond Board of California

SACRAMENTO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--RF Biocidics’ state-of-the-art food safety equipment has been validated by the Almond Board of California Technical Expert Review Panel (TERP). The decision confirms third-party test results that show RF Biocidics’ chemical-free process in use at Madera-based Ready Roast Nut Company effectively eliminates pathogens like Salmonella from almonds, making them safe to eat. “We are proud to be a...

Leading food company, Kanes Foods, takes a fresh look at ERP with IFS Applications

STOCKHOLM--(BUSINESS WIRE)--IFS (http://www.ifsworld.com/) (STO:IFSA) (STO:IFSB), the global enterprise applications company, has announced that Kanes Foods, one of the UK’s leading suppliers of fresh prepared foods, has chosen IFS Applications 9 to replace its legacy systems. “With IFS Applications 9 we will have a system that supports the business through the entire supply chain – from procurement, raw material handling, production and...

ANUGA 2015 Discount announced

AgroPress is offering a special discount for all ads and subscriptions prior to ANUGA 2015 in the online shop. The discount is valid for all print subscriptions, the legendary Fruit World Map and even online and print advertising space but only for a limited time. It is a great value, so do not miss.

HHLA Streamlines Group Structure

Hamburger Hafen und Logistik Aktiengesellschaft (HHLA), the largest container terminal operator in Hamburg and provider of transport and logistics services, is transferring the responsibility of the Container intermediate holding company to the holding company. As of 1 August 2015, all of the functions and management responsibilities currently held by the intermediate holding company HHLA Container Terminals GmbH will therefore...

Dow interested in Syngenta’s seed business

Dow CEO Andrew Liveris recently said the company has both the curiosity and the capacity to acquire Syngenta's seed business if Monsanto were to acquire its Swiss rival in a hostile takeover. Syngenta rejected a recent takeover bid by Monsanto, saying it was not in the best interest for the company, its shareholders or other stakeholders. Following Syngenta's rejection of a deal,...

Fresh Del Monte: Earnings rise in Q2

Fresh Del Monte Produce Inc. reported second quarter net income attributable to company of $64.5 million compared to $64.3 million, a year ago. Earnings per share was $1.21 compared to $1.15. Comparable earnings per share were $1.20 in the second quarter of 2015. Net sales were $1.13 billion, flat with a year ago. Net sales were negatively impacted by a $42.0...

AgroPress seeks journalists and fresh produce experts to write for its blog

AgroPress of switzerland and fruitworldmedia.com are looking for experts in the field of agriculture, fresh produce, breeding, new varieties, crop science and crop protection as contributors, authors and journalists for various publications - with a focus on Asia, the Middle East, South Africa and South America. "It is our task to provide our customers with first-hand in formation that will...
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