PMAC weekly update 16th October



PMAC weekly update 9th October to 16th October

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  1. Government agencies: WTO Notifications
  1. New Zealand News:  Summerfruit, Meat Industry Association sign GIA Deed; New biocontrol released to control Tomato Potato Psyllid; NZ potato & tomato growers relieved at the release of pest eating wasp; Good prices for spring crops in New Zealand but bad news for potatoes; Preparing NZ for the shift to digital agriculture; No food safety risks with food packaging materials; T&G's Lotatoes wins New Zealand food award; Psa DNA put under the microscope at Kiwifruit Claim hearings & MPI ordered to disclose insurance details
  1. International news: GAIN reports; Tapping the economic and nutritional power of vegetables; Indonesia issues regulation on import of horticulture seeds; Factsheet Agriculture in Vietnam; Wageningen Food & Biobased Research opens fresh produce research facility; AU: GS1, IBM and Microsoft collaborate to leverage GS1 standards in enterprise blockchain applications; FR: GFSI as the key to food safety in Japan by 2020 target and beyond; DE: Standard New Zealand GAP GLOBALG.A.P. equivalent 2017 has successfully been re-benchmarked; Six trends driving fruit & veg sales in the US; App lets users check taste and nutrients of produce before eating