PMAC weekly update 24th April

PMAC weekly update 17th May to 24th May

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  1. Government agencies: Aucklander’s urged to keep eyes peeled for new plant disease; Fruit smuggler sent home; Review of New Zealand Horticulture Export Authority Fees and Levies; WTO Notifications .
  1. New Zealand News: Historic PACER Plus agreement finally concluded; Calling all exporters; MFAT consulting on AANZFATA FTA Upgrade; It is an increasingly uncertain world; Doing Business in Taiwan; ArcAngels and NZVIF to invest in women-led startups; Barriers to Export; Zespri collaborates with China's largest online retailer to offer more kiwi ; Wet and cold hits onion harvest ;  Flooding sends vegetable prices soaring in NZ; Effects of cyclones on Bay of Plenty's hort industry could last years; $30 million kiwifruit investment for Bay Maori economy; NZ minister promotes trade and investment with Malaysia; Celebrity Chefs predict big trends; Summer not so fruitful for apricot growers; Immigration change in New Zealand labelled as 'tinkering'.
  1. International news: GAIN reports; IPPC adopts new global standards; European Patent Office grants first patent to BVT; IAEA looks to increase Fiji's fruit exports with irradiation; 10 questions to ask before setting up shop in Vietnam; How many pesticides have you eaten today? ; US: Monsanto surpasses pollinator habitat goal; Royal FloraHolland’s annual report for 2016; European consumption of flowers and houseplants is growing; Study shows potatoes can be part of a heart-healthy diet; Bumblebees for kiwi pollination; New study reveals pesticide peril in beehives; Newly identified gene offers options for breeding nematode resistant crops; New tomatoes that do not require pollination; Israel: Gene edited plants will not be regulated; Bejo introduces its first True Potato Seed variety; Food is the ultimate technology. Global management of new varieties with data bases; Study shows strawberries can inhibit spread of breast cancer