Highlights from the third quarter of 2020 - FreshFruitPortal.com

Highlights from the third quarter of 2020

As we prepare for 2021, FreshFruitPortal.com invites you to check out some of the highlights from 2020!

The editorial team would also like to take this opportunity to wish you an excellent end of the year and happy holidays!

Please find below some of our most popular stories from July to September this year.


Australian researchers trial Covid-19 treatment with pineapple enzyme

The aim was for the treatment to provide relief for those infected with the virus and limit its spread.


Europe suspends Argentine citrus imports until May 2021

The decision, which was taken unilaterally, apples to oranges, mandarins, lemons and grapefruit until April 31, 2021.


Ex-Driscoll's exec sentenced for stealing from company - report

Marc Marier, 42, of Napierville, Illinois, was reportedly sentenced in a San Jose federal courtroom to 29 months in prison after pleading guilty in June to wire fraud and money laundering.


Mission Produce files for IPO

California headquartered avocado company Mission Produce in September filed for an initial public offering with plans to list on Nasdaq, under the ticker "AVO".


Kiwifruit disease spreads through Italy, will likely impact production

A mystery kiwifruit vine disease has been spreading through Italy and is expected to result in national production declines.


"First effective treatment" discovered for citrus-greening disease

Scientists at California's University of Riverside (UCR) found what they described as "the first substance capable of controlling citrus greening disease".