PMAC weekly update 12th June

PMAC weekly update 5th June to 12th June

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  1. Government agencies: ICPR’s; Import health standard amendments; Unauthorised GM petunias may be in New Zealand; Navigating food import processes in East Asia; NZTE at Fieldays 2017 
  1. New Zealand News:  New Ambassador to Brazil named; New public engagement programme promotes trade opportunity; NZ supermarket fights food waste with 'Odd Bunch' campaign; New Hamilton Airport; AU packaging plant to boost export capacity; Nursery closures threaten NZ plant diversity ; Zespri markets SunGold kiwifruit as healthy snack alternative; New Zealand lifts temporary ban on Fiji eggplants; Volumes of green kiwifruit significantly down; There is a big need to grow interest in the feijoa; New study on use of Tamarixia in glasshouses; "You are literally planning their livelihoods for many years ahead"; New Zealand onion and carrot exporter faces challenging season; New Zealand farm produces cattle and orchids side by side; Kumara prices could hit record levels this year; IP varieties are good for the sector; NZ commodities including kiwis increase in value; Country of Origin of Food; NZ berry grower: "China's food safety is among the best"; Fiji bans several villages from seasonal work in NZ after misconduct
  1. International news: GAIN reports; Farming the World: China’s Epic Race to Avoid a Food Crisis; New Imported Fruit Wholesale Market to be built in Jiaxing; Freshfel; Five key food service ; E-commerce is changing the Chinese supply chain; US: Food price inflation continues to outpace overall inflation; Rainforest Alliance and UTZ to merge later this year; UF scientists find new way to remove weeds; New technology allows complete soil analysis within two hours ; An affordable soil analysis within 2 hours with the Lab-in-a-Box service; Monitor locally during the growing season with the Scanner service