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Serious concern for Moroccan citrus season amid water crisis

The government recently suspended the water supply for agricultural use in the key Souss region just ahead of the export season, a decision which one citrus industry representative describes as "disastrous".
October 19 , 2020

Salmonella outbreak linked to Wawona peaches is over, but FDA continues to investigate

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Public Health Agency of Canada declared the outbreak over, with 101 and 57 confirmed cases people in each country respectively. 
October 19 , 2020

USA Pears launches Instagram AR filter

Featuring six of the ten pears commercially grown in the Pacific Northwest, the AR tool highlights the flavor attributes of each pear in a fun and engaging way.
October 19 , 2020

China's first fruit club established to manage IP varieties

A new organization, which has been set up in China by companies including Joy Wing Mau and Shennong Variety Management, aims to maximize the commercial development of controlled fruit varieties with a new business model.
October 19 , 2020

UK supermarket salad suppliers investigated over pesticides in rivers

The action follows revelations that a salad producer supplying retailers including Waitrose was washing pesticides into a protected chalk stream in Hampshire.
October 16 , 2020

Fyffes announces human rights action plan

The Ireland-based banana and tropical fruit multinational says its Human Rights Mitigation and Management Plan provides "a framework to manage, mitigate and help resolve identified human rights risks".
October 16 , 2020

Outbreak affects dozens of strawberry harvest workers in Oregon

Nearly 60 incoming seasonal contract strawberry harvest workers for Planasa Oregon Operations LLC on Short Road in Klamath Falls tested positive for COVID-19 before they started work about two weeks ago.
October 16 , 2020

Peru forecasts higher grape exports in 2020-21

The growth is largely driven by an increase in planted hectares which are now maturing and coming into production, as well as the greater proportion of seedless varieties with higher yields.
October 16 , 2020

La Dona Fruit's new Colombia packhouse to launch lime exports to U.S.

La Dona says the packhouse will cement its objective of becoming the largest lime exporter in Colombia, and serves as the launchpad for exports to expand to the USA and the Caribbean.
October 15 , 2020

Californians fear more wildfires as winds pick up

The National Weather Service is predicting strong, dry “Diablo” winds in Northern California, and temperatures over 90 degrees F in the southern part of the state.
October 15 , 2020