September 04, 2015 / Week N° 36

Food destruction measures have cut down smuggling, claims Russian govt

Food destruction measures have cut down smuggling, claims Russian govt September 4th, 2015

Russian Agriculture Minister Alexander Tkachev says measures to destroy food that contravenes the import ban have reduced smuggling rates 10-fold.  ... [ Keep Reading ]

Costa Rican bananas boosted by EU quality seal

Costa Rican bananas boosted by EU quality seal September 4th, 2015

The EU has granted Costa Rican bananas Geographical Indication status, as an industry head hails national social and environmental progress. ... [ Keep Reading ]

Argentina expects “auspicious” blueberry season

Argentina expects September 4th, 2015

The Argentinean Blueberry Committee is optimistic for the season, but a regional grower group has raised concerns about fruit fly populations.  ... [ Keep Reading ]

Ecuadorian banana plantations sold to Japanese firm

Ecuadorian banana plantations sold to Japanese firm September 4th, 2015

An Ecuadorian banana farm that was at the center of one of the biggest scandals in the Russian fruit industry is now in Japanese hands. ... [ Keep Reading ]

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