PMAC weekly update 15th January

PMAC weekly update 8th to 15th January 2018

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  1. New Zealand News:  Horticulture NZ Food Act update; Myrtle rust found in New Plymouth, New Zealand MyFarm turns to fruit investments; Avocado and kiwi crops escape major storm damage; Market Gardeners Limited acquires shareholding in First Fresh NZ; Christchurch Airport - December was busiest month ever; Biosecurity fears due to Australian Department of Agriculture and Water staff cuts
  1. International news: GAIN reports; US: Intellectual property rights for new plant varieties have expanded; Unilever teams with big banks on blockchain for supply chain; Food safety paramount for Chinese online shoppers of imported food; Aussie fruit growers use social media in struggle; Vertical farmer responds to E.coli outbreak; 13 Western Habits You Should Give Up To Be Successful in China; Turning point in use of laser technology almost reached;