2) New Zealand News: NZ UK trade relations advanced in Prime Ministers' meeting; New Zealand to take part in talks on global e-commerce rules; CPTPP meeting agrees guidelines to expand trade agreement; New Zealand trying to get rid of plastics; Double standard: Vege aisle plastic rolls on despite supermarket bag ban; Double standard: Vege aisle plastic rolls on despite supermarket bag ban; Labour problems at New Zealand’s Hawke's Bay orchards; Tariffs put squeeze on tomato exports; Kiwi cannabis firm in liquidation as founders battle; Hemp deal to spin green yarn; 2018 climate continues 'alarming trend; New nutrient management guidelines for vegetables; Announcing crackdown after brown marmorated stink bug find; Foreign car firms: 'Stink bug Australia: Calls for emergency action plan as myrtle rust pushes plants to extinction measures need strengthening'; Fruit fly outbreak declared in Thevenard, South Australia
3) International news:CSIRO builds analytics platform to help Australian farmers; Theresa May presents 'Plan B'; EU publishes its proposals for free trade talks with US; Brexit: France fears no-deal blow to farms; UK: Government encourages industries to prepare for chemical use in case of no-deal Brexit; BVT receives first patent approval for its proprietary microbial strain; Cities in China showing strong growth; New campaign to get kids to eat veggies; Canadian farmers raise concerns over Food Guide makeover; A future-proof diet with future foods ; New report recommends reduced dairy intake; "Crop genetics hold key to cutting food chain waste"; Responding to the growing demand for plastic alternatives; Toy plants made out of plants; Floral trends for 2019 according to New Covent Garden Market traders; DJI and Microsoft - working on AI drones that can recognize objects
2) New Zealand News: Parker to attend first CPTPP Commission meeting in Tokyo; Retail NZ welcomes Nathan Guy Bill on Food Contamination; Deal or No Deal: Sliding closer to the Brexit cliff-edge; Australia & New Zealand compete for harvest workers; Investment company MyFarm finances first cherry development; NZ Kiwifruit Growers to appoint labour; New chair for Horticulture New Zealand coordinator; Hemp gives small Māori community of Ruatoria a chance to redefine itself; New Zealand lavender farm makes essential lavender oil; Fruit and vegetables cheaper at the end of 2018; South Australia's Riverland temporarily loses its Pest Free Area recognition from China
3) International news: Horticulture industry responds to rejection of Brexit deal; EU tightens import rules for some fruits, vegetables & nuts; "Patents on fruit and vegetables are a regulatory gap"; The Netherlands as a hub for international trade; US: Plant health companies merge, uniting under one banner; Support for IBM's Food Trust platform announced; Cyclosporiasis outbreaks associated with consumption of raw produce; The Netherlands will have a new institute for food safety; Found in Germany: Apple packaging made partly from grass; Florist predicts trends for 2019; List of alkaline foods and fruits; Greenlight Biosciences plants $50M round; France: Artificial intelligence to optimise Carrefour’s supply chain
2) New Zealand News: Central Otago fruit growers back call for help; Slowing Chinese growth likely to weigh on prices; Genetically modified NZ apples; Northland export growth in September 2018; Extreme weather causes Auckland supermarket to run out of vegetables; Primary industry figures celebrate as Tasmania declared fruit fly free.
3) International news:Beijing: US-China officials begin trade war talks; US: Government shutdown and the upcoming Valentine’s high season; Japan and Australia trying out year-round fruit production; Canada’s new Safe Food law just one week away; New German law implements EU no-variety-denominations rule in trademarks; Chile: Fruit exports increased by 10.8% in 2018; High prices but no certificates for some imported fruit; Chengdu will have the first intelligent and automated railway port in China; Major New Soil Pollution Legislation Comes into Effect in China; Buyer Programme and Aggressive New Pricing for China Fruit Logistica; Imported fruit gaining ground quickly in western China; Pocket-size food scanner to battle food waste; “The French agricultural model is the most sustainable in the world”; Are pesticides necessary to feed the world?; Consumers expect flowers to last 8+ days"; Tomato health benefits; Blueberries to lower risk of tooth decay; Daily orange juice consumption, key to preventing loss of subjective cognitive functions; Diabetes management: Broccoli may help regulate blood sugar levels
2) New Zealand News: New Zealanders wary of organic food fraudsters; Rush to plant cherries in Central Otago shows no sign of slowing; Wrapped vegetables and the fuss around plastic packaging; Shipping line Maersk withdraws Port Nelson direct service to New Zealand; Stink bug discovery affects imports, trade deficit
3) International news:GAIN reports; India's retaliatory tariffs to hit US exports for $900 million; Maersk Container Industry to focus on reefer technology; Food irradiation technology not widely used with fresh produce, but it could be; Recycling potato peelings into MDF substitute; Oranges better than carrots at preventing Macular Degeneration; ‘Metabolic syndrome patients need more vitamin C’; Eating better = hearing better; Five green vegetables that may help manage blood pressure