December 04, 2013 / Week N° 49
December 3rd, 2013
Hail damage cut down British Columbia’s apple crop this year but grower Jagdeep Gill said quality remained high.
November 18th, 2013
Implementation of the Safe Food for Canadians Act and other regulations will lead to significant changes for produce imports.
November 12th, 2013
Okanagan Specialty Fruits has responded to interpretations of letters about its GM apples.
OSF’s Neal Carter discusses plans for GM apple production in the U.S., food service benefits and expectations for Canadian deregulation.
November 8th, 2013
U.S. authorities have opened up assessments on genetically modified apples for public comment.
As their season winds up, British Columbia blueberry growers are optimistic about benefits from a Canada-EU trade deal.
November 5th, 2013
Oxford Frozen Foods Ltd has announced an investment push to encourage New Brunswick blueberries.
October 28th, 2013
Oppy’s James Milne says the U.S. is moving to a more fixed ‘European’ produce sourcing model as growers seek to cut risks.
October 10th, 2013
Canada’s AAFC plans to collaborate with cucumber, tomato and pepper growers to improve yields and fight disease.
September 27th, 2013
Canada wraps up its fourth annual Organic Week today, in celebration of the nation’s blossoming organic market.
September 20th, 2013
Just five months after it was declared as eradicated, an Asian Long-horned beetle has reared its head on an industrial site in Ontario.
The Canadian license holder for Red Prince apples is now vertically integrated after the purchase of a shipper.
September 12th, 2013
A recent approval is expected to “establish a bridgehead” for Korean fruit exports to Latin America.
August 29th, 2013
Mexico’s Roger Gay discusses a need for better direct access to Europe and the prospects of better tasting irradiated mangoes.
August 13th, 2013
Lantao’s John Wang gives his verdict on the varying quality and prospects in China for imported apples, grapes, citrus and cherries.
June 18th, 2013
Mastronardi Produce’s Mini Kumato tomato may look a bit odd at first glance but the company says it’s sweet.
June 17th, 2013
Canadian cherry exporters are already preparing to sell their fruit in China, while access for another key fruit is also in the works.
May 31st, 2013
Israel’s Stockton Group has gained registration of a biofungicide in Canada, with hopes of approvals in Brazil and the U.S. in the pipeline.
May 10th, 2013
Canada’s agricultural budget cuts put research, industry and food safety at risk, according to a former CFIA inspection supervisor.
April 25th, 2013
Canada’s Mike Makara explains the benefits for British Columbia blueberries and a possibly big new trading partner.
Blueberry representatives from North America and Chile aim to take health claims to the next level through clinical research.
April 22nd, 2013
Oppy’s David Nelley talks about a “beacon” for the pear market and positives for Southern Hemisphere suppliers.
April 15th, 2013
Nonbrowing Arctic apples look and taste just like their parent fruit, but will consumers accept the GM product?
March 26th, 2013
Oleen Smethurst discusses the produce initiatives and lessons learned at Costco Wholesale in Canada.
March 19th, 2013
Chile will plant 4,000 Saskatoon berry plants over three years to test their suitability to the climate.
February 28th, 2013
Oppy now has a dozen consecutive Canada’s Best Managed Company recognitions to its name.
January 23rd, 2013
The U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council (USHBC) has released production statistics for 34 American states and British Columbia.
January 22nd, 2013
U.S. distributor Mission Produce plans to grow its capabilities in Canada and Mexico.
January 17th, 2013
Six new cold-weather cherry varieties have entered their first year of production in Canada.
January 15th, 2013
The Oppenheimer Group will soon become a marketer of around 2 million boxes of sweet bell peppers.
January 8th, 2013
By 2017, Europe’s top produce company will control 65% of the Oppenheimer Group.
January 7th, 2013
A shortfall in Chilean export grapes has led to high prices for both white and red seedless.
January 4th, 2013
Domex’s Howard Nager takes a look at the core issues shaping this year’s U.S. apple and pear crop.
November 13th, 2012
Marketers from five continents have come on board with an IFO red-flesh apple project.
November 6th, 2012
Three populations of black raspberries have shown resistance to a disease-spreading aphid.
Oppy president John Anderson talks about independent decisions and competing for supply.
October 29th, 2012
Canada is pushing to give its organic foods a competitive edge on the international market.
October 19th, 2012
Dawn Gray looks at how the Amazon online business model could take the produce industry by storm.
October 15th, 2012
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada has bred a new apple crossing Splendour and Gala varieties.
October 12th, 2012
An historic olive region in Chile is moving towards organic production to improve grower returns.
October 10th, 2012
Mexico’s Aneberries president Mario Steta is confident growers will soon gain access to China.
September 17th, 2012
The parent company of Sobeys’ grocery chain has shown positive sales growth, thanks in part to acquisitions.
September 13th, 2012
British Columbian blueberry farmers expect the season to close in early October with a 15% volume rise.
September 7th, 2012
Distributors have urged retailers to understand the specifics of the current mango salmonella scare.
September 4th, 2012
Federico Beltrán Molina takes an in-depth look at Peru’s blueberry potential and competitive threats.
August 23rd, 2012
Canada’s demand for high quality and value added products has worked in favor of Peruvian horticulturalists.
August 20th, 2012
Weather troubles have fueled hopes for strong apple returns, but could a lack of promotions cut expectations?
August 17th, 2012
K.S. Subramanian discusses a joint Indian-Sri Lankan-Canadian project to improve packaging technology.
August 7th, 2012
The U.S. Apple Association has questioned the need for a GM fruit in the industry.
August 6th, 2012
The Sweetheart cherry cultivar has helped Canada establish itself as a worldwide exporter.
OSF’s Neal Carter talks about silencing genes that cause browning and bruising in apples and other fruit.
July 30th, 2012
Sergio del Castillo explains why Peru’s mandarins have become such a runaway success.
July 26th, 2012
Good prices have helped drive growth for Peruvian mandarins and organic bananas this year.
July 16th, 2012
Peru is on schedule to exceed last year’s citrus exports by 3.8%.
Two new GM non-browning apples must gain public feedback before U.S. authorities allow them to go on sale.
July 10th, 2012
Greenhouse gases are being used to nourish sweet bell peppers, the Oppenheimer Group has revealed.
July 6th, 2012
ClemenGold founder Abs van Rooyen talks about premium growth and the benefits of offshoot products.
July 4th, 2012
The Canadian government has announced a processing subsidy it hopes will bolster Ontario’s apple sector.
South African orange exporters discuss the impact of Egyptian Valencia oversupply in the Middle East.
June 11th, 2012
Canadian apple growers in British Columbia are lobbying against a proposed GM commercial crop trial.
The CPMA says food inspection modernization could help boost consumer confidence in fruits and vegetables.
June 7th, 2012
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has released a draft proposal for an overhaul of its programs.
June 1st, 2012
Researchers from India, Sri Lanka and Canada are testing nano-film with the aim of reducing post harvest losses.
May 30th, 2012
More plantations in China have helped push up global peach production in 2011-12.
May 21st, 2012
Oppenheimer’s David Nelley takes a look at the dynamics driving the U.S. pome fruit market at the moment.
May 18th, 2012
Indonesia may exempt the U.S., Australia, Canada and perhaps New Zealand from fresh produce import restrictions.
Canada’s chief horticultural bodies have merged their two food safety programs in a move to cut duplication.
May 16th, 2012
Dawn Gray looks at why Canadians outshine their larger U.S. neighbors in fruit and vegetable consumption.
May 11th, 2012
Mexican avocados and berries have proved a hit with Canadian consumers, contributing to a fruit export jump.
April 12th, 2012
Brazil records increased fig sales in the first quarter thanks to good fruit quality.
April 11th, 2012
Californian grape growers recorded their second-largest export volume ever from May to January.
April 3rd, 2012
South African apple exports are expected to increase this season while prices remain flat.
Indonesia’s proposed Jakarta port closure was among the new concerns raised to the WTO.
March 5th, 2012
New Mexican pineapple packaging center to export 45,000MT by 2014.
February 28th, 2012
Argentina’s blueberry charm offensive has paid dividends with increased European consumption.
February 7th, 2012
Canadian police have made their second fruit-related cocaine bust in recent weeks.
January 19th, 2012
ConAgra Foods has announced it will acquire Del Monte Canada’s packaged fruit, fruit snacks and vegetables.
January 16th, 2012
The Australian citrus industry hopes the government will follow the U.S. in testing Brazilian juice imports.
A new South African mango variety is starting commercial trials worldwide, from Australia to Peru.
January 13th, 2012
U.S. moves to test orange juice for pesticides have caught Brazilian exporters by surprise.
December 29th, 2011
Mendoza exporters will find it easier to export stonefruit to the U.S. after a fruit fly status update.
December 28th, 2011
Mexico has staked its guava-exporting claim in the U.S. market.
December 27th, 2011
Peru’s organic exports have skyrocketed as the country continues to look for new markets.
October 28th, 2011
Argentine blueberry exports to the U.S. and Canada spiked in week 42, with growth set to continue.
October 6th, 2011
Peru’s exotic fruit could be key to tapping into Canada’s lucrative organic import market.
May 19th, 2011
A stong crop in a Mexican mango-growing region has led to market saturation, allowing exporters to choose higher quality produce.
May 12th, 2011
The Mexican Center for Philanthropy (CEMFI) has awarded a pepper producer its fourth consecutive Socially Responsible Enterprise Award.
April 21st, 2011
Panama has negotiated its first papaya shipments to Canada, in a move that could pave the way for other fruits to enter the lucrative market.
April 19th, 2011
Mexico and Canada are seeking ways to increase efficiency for their US$612 million trade relationship.
March 24th, 2011
Canada’s Ambassador to Mexico has forecast a trade boost of 25% this year.
March 17th, 2011
Canadian company Agrium is going to ‘ramp up’ its presence in the Australian horticulture sector in 2011, with its recently-acquired pastoral agency Landmark.
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