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.
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.
Government agencies: 28 Sustainable Farming Fund projects approved; WTO Notifications.
New Zealand News: Indo-Kiwi bilateral trade remains modest; New Chief Executive for Kiwifruit Vine Health; New CEO announced for Plant & Food Research; Bostock New Zealand grows organic onion export; New Zealand's north battered by storms.
International news: GAIN reports; TPP Sows Fear in Japan's Agriculture Industry; China: Asia's first freight transport airport settles in Hubei; Self-service stores increase in China; Quarantine Inspection Procedure Simplifications Benefit Fruit Trade at Shanghai Port; Bayer auctioning assets to clear Monsanto deal; Chinese Apple Futures Poised to Affect the Industry; Access for fruit to China; China: "Increasing demands from consumers promote developments in packaging industry"; US: Food purchase decisions of Millennial households; Freshfel headlines; Australia: NRS to test for metals and microbes from Jan 2018; Apples and tomatoes may help repair lungs of ex-smokers; One serving of leafy greens a day may slow brain aging by 11 years; New research unveils potential weight loss properties of sweet cherries; UK: Pregnancy test science could protect vegetable crops; Yellow zucchini compounds associated with the death of tumour cells.