2) New Zealand News: New Zealand and EU formally launch free trade talks; Horticulture rumbles on; NZ biosecurity top - scores in KPMG agribusiness survey; Exclusive avocado access to Australia under threat; NZ is missing a trick when it comes to export marketing; New Zealand organic farm fined $45,000; Natalie Davis- new head of Countdown; Skincare made from kiwifruit puts Bay of Plenty on the map
3) International news:GAIN reports; European Parliament; Trump trade talks create crisis of 'unimaginable proportions'; Things China was going to buy more of ...; Latest US-China Trade Tensions Will Impact US Produce Trade; Trump Administration Considering 'Tariff Payments' to Farmers; New Australia digital trading platform; Antwerp blockchain pilot pioneers: Secure and efficient document workflow; Breaking the ‘vicious cycle’ of food, climate and nutrition; The influence of IoT: How it’s transforming global logistics; Fruit and vegetables linked to changes in skin colour; Creating intelligent plants with botanical sensors
2) New Zealand Industry news Celebrating exceptional primary industry employers; Primary Industry Science Scholarships - winners announced; Improving biosecurity top priority; New device could help control disease outbreaks; New Zealand macadamia industry to embark on significant 10-year growth strategy; Great demand for cherry orchards; Records smashed: Avocado prices in New Zealand hit all-time high; Zespri campaign targets moms through consumer touchpoints; Kiwifruit company hitting back at employment claim; Zespri red kiwifruit two years from commercial introduction.
3) International news: Trump to put tariffs on about $50 billion of Chinese goods; Australian agricultural sectors join forces to meet Chinese demand; Freshfel's latest Headlines; Impact farm robotics on labour shortage 'over-estimated'; South Africa's First Food 3D Printer Turns Ugly Produce into Attractive Nutrition; US: Partnership leads to new bacterial disease control products; German scientists develop organic insect deterrent for agriculture
Government agencies: ICPR changes; Meeting on OPI withdrawal and CBIS implementation; Precautionary biosecurity seizure of plant material from the United States; WTO Notifications; China Customs Regulation No 56 Advance Manifest Requirements; Tariff amendment - WTO Information Technology Agreement; Tariff amendment - WTO Information Technology Agreement; WCO3 mandatory date - only one month to go; CCA and Location of Goods Code lists updated.
New Zealand News: EU charm offensive; Horticulture New Zealand supports action plan for water quality; Overseas Investment Office rejects Craigmore application to buy orchard; Opotiki kiwifruit growers recognised for sustainable growing; Avocado orchardist may take water from Aupouri aquifer.
International news:GAIN reports; GMO labelling laws; China says door is still open to trade talks with US; USDA and FDA streamline produce safety requirements; Mexican avocado producers seek to export to Australia and New Zealand; EU prohibits three Neonicotinoids – except in greenhouses; Monsanto no more; Sales of Dutch Onions; South Australian Hepatitis A death; Broccoli lattes could be a thing; Your next potato chip could come from a 3-D printer.
New Zealand News: Announcement of new Ambassador to Thailand; Foreign Affairs Minister concludes successful visit to China; Support for trade rules and EU-NZ talks on agenda; Export NZ May Trade Update; New report: Market Opportunities in Romania; New Zealand Minister for Trade and Export Growth: RCEP could boost NZ-India trade; New Zealand needs a food integrity story; New Zealand avocado orchard up for sale; Strong avocado returns driving investment into industry; Bay of Plenty kiwifruit industry happy with cold snap; New directors elected to Horticulture New Zealand Board; Zespri International: India is strongest emerging market for kiwifruit; New Zealand citrus; Fresh tomato commodity levy referendum; Australian research: Disease-carrying insects are blown in by winds.
International news:G-33 members want farm trade negotiations restarted; "Canadians expect mandatory GMO food labelling"; Dutch court rejects indoor farming patent; EU Commission proposal on water re-use "step in right direction"; Walmart organises promotional activity in Xiamen for traceable packed vegetables; Risk of non-payment in Asian Pacific highest in India; Bayer is making good progress strategically; Consumers call for traceability after E.coli; UK: Soil management for horticulture; How probiotics could help grow veggies in microgravity; Sustainable clothing made from fungi.
Government agencies: ICPR Changes, Latest NZ Total Diet Study gives more insight on what we're eating.
New Zealand News: Support for trade rules and EU-NZ talks on agenda; EU and New Zealand to start free trade talks; New Zealand apple industry is global leader; IG International joins hands with Mr Apple; One of New Zealand’s newest apple varieties starts Dazzling the world; Former Zespri CEO joins DMS Board as director; Record New Zealand kiwifruit exports boost overall exports in April; Zespri: excellent market performance lifts returns; Zespri nears goal of selling Chinese-grown kiwis under own label; New Zealand employers to pay minimum wage or risk prosecution; Kiwifruit picking - how hard is it really?; New Zealand’s Northland: No kiwifruit picker shortage ; Agri-tech research centre opens in Palmerston North; Agri-tech research centre opens in Palmerston North; Tasmania's fruit fly fight hits $5.5 million; Imported mangoes are likely source of fruit fly incursions into Tasmania.
International news:GAIN reports; EFSA reviews glyphosate residue levels; U.S. Putting ‘Trade War’ Against China on Hold; EU: New rules for organic production; US: Organic sector sees steady growth of 6.4 percent in 2017; Bayer launches online training in good agricultural practices; "Vietnam lags behind Thailand in use of blockchain in agriculture; Antifungal resistance could lead to ‘global food shortages’; Berries and grapes may keep you breathing easy; "Nanoparticles could help rescue malnourished crops"; This Robotic Pollinator Is Like a Huge Bee With Wheels and an Arm; Crop protection giants eye robotics.
Government agencies: Proposed changes to the way organic production is regulated, ICPR changes , Country freedom status; Fine for failing to declare risky plants.
New Zealand News:Minister of Foreign Affairs visits Japan; David Parkers Speech to the fourth China Business Summit in Auckland; New Zealand horticulture reaches new height at $8.8 billion; Too stoned to work!; Winston Peters confident about announcement of EU-New Zealand trade negotiations; Hop grower cluster is expanding; Reports of unequal avocado pricing; Strong case for reopening Gisborne to Napier line; Myrtle rust found in Porirua; Biosecurity and sustainable farming fund big winners in Budget; Remote insect technology a step closer for growers.
International news: GAIN reports; Imported fruits are now a status symbol in India; China and New Zealand to develop kiwifruit gene pool; POM Wonderful’ s new ad campaign guides consumers through health awakenings; Chlorine decontamination can make foodborne pathogens undetectable; Infographic looking at the US Flower Industry; US: #FlowerMarketingMonday video series reaches thousands; NL: World of Flowers 2018 kicks off; Algae-based fertiliser turns vegetable farming green; US: Technology turns smartphones into foodborne illness detectors.
Government agencies: MPI confirms discovery of invasive weed great willowherb in Canterbury; WTO Notifications; Agricultural production statistics: June 2017.
New Zealand News: Restoring New Zealand’s Foreign; Budget strengthens trade effort; Auckland Fresh Produce Recall Workshop; Record numbers would-be investors for NZ MMJ company ; Shortage of seasonal labour declared for BOP kiwifruit industry; Zespri moving closer to Chinese based production; Northport to make debut on Kiwi Express schedule; Lid is off Whakatu’s new $30m ‘black box’ apple juice drink factory; Tauranga startup signs global deal for robotic apple packers; Scales to sell cold storage unit to US-based Emergent Cold; Drought will bring more crop disease, New Zealand scientists warn; Govt breaching industry agreement — Guy; Tasmania: Government adds $20 million to fruit fly eradication program.
International news:UK: Blockchain and global food production; China Quarantine Authority Orders Stepped-Up Inspections of US Fruit; USA: E.coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce turns deadly; American E.coli outbreak highlights problem of traceability; Nordic and Mediterranean countries can make more of healthy cuisine.
Government agencies: ICPR and Country Freedom status changes; MPI's new business units launched; New DDG Policy and trade; WTO Notifications; New Customs agreement with the European Union; Korea's Multi-Billion Dollar Habit; 25 MAY: Insights on India breakfast, Auckland; Explore Poland - new market guide online now; Hitting the bullseye in Germany; France and NZ: shared values and good business.
New Zealand News: Government launches new biosecurity intelligence unit; Food safety for a foodie nation; New High Commissioner to Barbados announced; Food Safety Survey; Four candidates vie for Horticulture New Zealand Board; Tax system not broken, so doesn’t need to be fixed; Minister moving to protect high-grade farmland; Govt needs to urgently expand RSE scheme; Radfords awarded Callaghan Innovation Growth Grant; Alibaba Group Pilots Product Trial; Hellish' spread of wild kiwifruit prompts 'pest' call from lobby group; Zespri appoints new Head of Marketing – Americas.
International news: India signs deals with eight countries for farm exports; EU votes for outdoor ban on common insecticide over danger to bees; Calls for EC to link agriculture and health policy; Impact of Chinese tariffs applied to U.S. fresh fruit exports; All US fruit detained upon arrival in China for seven days; Main origins of fruit imported by the EU; BASF buys Bayer's vegetable seeds business for €1.7bn; Marketing examples from Europe; US: Nearly 100 people sick in romaine lettuce-linked E. coli outbreak; Hong Kong suspends import and retail of Romaine lettuce from Arizona; "USA leaving Europe behind on innovative New Plant Breeding Techniques"; The CRISPR toolbox gets bigger and better; No copy-pasting: how new plant breeding techniques differ from GMO.
New Zealand News:Primary Sector Council announced; Agriculture Minister heads to Australia; Export NZ April Trade Update; New tool for Food & Beverage exporters; Early predictions for a record-breaking kiwifruit season; Zespri heads for record breaking season in China; Seeka shareholder Farmind to cut stake to reduce foreign ownership; Spraying without chemicals, residues or health and safety issues
International news:USDA re-establishes Fruit and Vegetable Industry Advisory Committee; a 58 strong sales tam Europe uses Dutch calculation model for risk assessment of pesticides; EU and Mexico agree on new free trade pact; US China Tariffs; "A new plant health framework impacting the movement of seed"; Russia approves Bayer-Monsanto deal; California commodities to be hit hard by Chinese tariffs; US: New campaign to address "plant blindness" among youth; China: The demand for sustainable fruit is growing; China imported 22% more fruit in the first two months of the year; The Chinese market is the toughest of them all; Scientist creates faster way to fingerprint foodborne pathogens; Indian study finds antibiotic resistant gene in food samples; US: Big Data: a new approach to improving global food safety; UK: Red Tractor launches first TV ads; US: Advocate for change to establish a Food Safety Culture; US Romaine lettuce E. coli outbreak quite relentless; North America: Grower recalls microgreens over listeria concerns; US: European listeriosis outbreak blamed on frozen corn: 6 dead; AU: Rockmelon Listeriosis investigation summary; US study finds a surprising link between food waste and diet quality; Wageningen University publishes booklet on plant breeding techniques; UK Study: Fresh produce bacteria can thrive despite routine chlorine sanitizing.
Government agencies: ICPRs and Country freedom status; Significant Contribution to Food Safety Award; WCO3 information sessions.
New Zealand News:Progressive and inclusive Trade for All Agenda launched; Let’s protect our valuable soils; US position on TPP unclear, says Govt; Kiwifruit sales to China & Japan set to hit $1 billion; Zespri Group: Gold3 licensing tender to generate $195 million in 2018; Unlisted celebrates first $1 billion issue as Zespri resumes trading; Seeka purchase; Tougher South Australia import restrictions; Tasmania lifts ban on fruit from Melbourne fumigation facility.
International news: European Commission to ban unfair trade practices in food supply chain; Global body adopts new measures against spread of plant pests; Australian Seed Company making the most of restriction on imports; Label manufacturer develops anti-counterfeit labels; Singapore: Syngenta opens digital innovation lab; China: Apple import and export markets; Season's First New Zealand Kiwifruit Arrive in China; Zespri" imitation "Zeopri" confuses the market; Yiguo’s Win-Chain to Boost the Fresh Food Industry with Big Data; China: Walmart unites suppliers in "Fresh Food Alliance"; 7Fresh: The supermarket of the future; WHO claims Australia exported listeria-tainted rockmelons to nine countries; Two Singapore patients infected by listeria bacteria; US: Government narrows E. coli outbreak search; An alternative to chemical control in open field carrot and cabbage production; Study shows reusable plastic containers emit 60% less CO2; More fruit means fewer wrinkles; Raw fruit and vegetables produce better mental health outcomes; Farming drone imagery often inaccurate; Researchers develop first gene drive targeting worldwide crop pest.