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Heaviest mango found in Colombia sets Guinness World Record

Colombian farmers, Germán Orlando Novoa Barrera and Reina Maria Marroquín managed to break a record after growing the mango in Guayatá, on the San Martín farm in the Boyacá area.
May 07 , 2021

Costa Rica: Over 100 kilograms of cocaine found in banana container

The Ministry of Public Security reported that the packages, each weighing one kilogram were hidden in the "thermo king" of the container.
May 07 , 2021

New E.coli outbreak affecting children but source yet unknown

At least seven children are sick with E. Coli infections in a new outbreak involving an unknown source, according to an outbreak announcement by King County, WA, health officials.
May 07 , 2021

Australian avocado production continues to soar, limiting reliance on NZ

Australian avocado production continues to soar, with supplies from Sunraysia and the Riverland regions next season expected to double.
May 07 , 2021

Argentine lemons: Later season and lower volumes expected

An industry representative also spoke about his expectations for the ongoing worker strike in Tucuman, as well as Spain's "aggressiveness" with citrus exporting countries around the world.
May 07 , 2021

Mexico: Forest fires, potential strike threaten lemon harvests

Mexican lemon production is being threatened by drought and forest fires, which have destroyed almost 1,000 hectares of the crop
May 06 , 2021

Argentina: Lemon export season at risk as Tucuman worker strike continues

As the protests continue disrupting the Argentinean lemon harvest, there seems to be no sign of a solution to the current wage dispute.
May 06 , 2021

Refrigerated container rates up by a quarter in Q1

Drewry’s Reefer Container Freight Rate Index, a weighted average of reefer freight rates across the top 15 reefer intensive trade lanes, jumped 26% in the first quarter, on a seasonal uptick in cargo demand and rising bunker surcharges.
May 06 , 2021

Bayer loses fight over insecticides EU blamed for killing bees

The ruling covers three active substances - imidacloprid developed by Bayer CropScience, clothianidin developed by Takeda Chemical Industries and Bayer CropScience, as well as Syngenta's thiamethoxam.
May 06 , 2021

Del Monte adds to board of directors, touts diversity

With the new additions, women now make up 38% of the Fresh Del Monte Produce Board of Directors, holding three of the eight board seats.
May 06 , 2021