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Indonesian politician proposes full fruit import ban

Indonesia's Marzuki Alie has asked for a haram edict on fruit imports to protect local farmers.
February 05 , 2013

USMX and ILA come to labor agreement

A new master contract is in the works for U.S. port workers following successful negotiations.
February 05 , 2013

South Africa announces new farm worker minimum wage

A 52% increase in the farm worker minimum wage has been met with praise and resistance in South Africa.
February 05 , 2013

Proposed merger could form NZ's largest kiwifruit postharvest company

Satara shareholders have been offered a substantial premium from a proposed merger deal with EastPack.
February 05 , 2013

Spain: getting under fruits' skin with laser labeling

Laser Food says its fruit technology offers better branding, improved traceability and less waste.
February 04 , 2013

United Fresh welcomes "Smart Snacks in School" initiative

The "Smart Snacks in School" initiative seeks to create a healthier food environment in U.S. schools.
February 04 , 2013

Mexico: blueberries offer alternative to Sinaloa growers

Mexico's blueberry boom could extend to a new farming region if feasibility tests prove successful.
February 04 , 2013

U.S. pear exporters prepare for Chinese marketing hurdles

As U.S. pears enter China for the first time a key challenge will be winning over consumer hearts.
February 01 , 2013

The Packaging Pitch: educational sticker worth its weight in gold

Lisa Cork looks at how an innovative sticker has helped a lesser-known avocado compete with Hass in New Zealand.
February 01 , 2013

Chilean apple season delayed

Chile's opportunity to capitalize on reduced Northern Hemisphere apple stocks could be reduced by a delayed harvest.
February 01 , 2013