New Zealand News: Food Safety Law Reform Bill passed; CPTPP text and National Interest Analysis released for public scrutiny; Digital biosecurity officer starts at Auckland Airport; Man killed by potato harvester had been sent from India to study; Summerfruit sales for the 2017/18 summer; After large New Zealand kiwi fruit, small Italian ones followed; Italian kiwifruit growers visit New Zealand orchards; Avanza: successful trials of Active CA technology for avocados; Good weather and increased packing capacity positive for kiwiberry harvest; No obvious explanation or solution for stink bug finds; "Isolation not enough to protect New Zealand’s borders"; Climate model gets the measure of myrtle rust; Feared fruit fly spreads southwards in South Africa; Fruit fly zone expands again for Tasmania; Fruit fly infested fruit found in supermarket
International News -GAIN reports; US: Senators call on Trump for TPP re-engagement; Russia behind cyber attack on Maersk and APM Terminals;Global trade in fresh fruit increased by 2 million tonnes per year in the past 10 years; Freshfel headlines; Articles about the Chinese market for fresh fruit and produce; China's first cross-border, e-commerce, smart robot warehouse;Chinese fruit industry faces several challenges;Death count in South Africa’s Listeria outbreak tops 100; Produce information articles; Cosmetics company partners with breeder to develop skincare products ; Nanoparticles used for pesticide screening.
New Zealand News: New Zealand needs more water storage in a changing climate; Prime Minister’s Science Prize for Plant & Food Research; Cap on seasonal employees lifted; Bay of Plenty business fined $12,000 for employment breaches ; Cyclone Gita delays arrival of Tongan fruit-pickers in New Zealand; Interview with Zespri’s new CEO; T&G Global appoints Asia GM; Gisborne region, New Zealand: growers remain optimistic; New Zealand: Spraying copper is key to quality avocados; Horticulture NZ backs Biosecurity Minister’s stance on stink bugs.
International News: GAIN reports; "Bayer to sell vegetable seeds business"; US Grower takes a page out of Toyota's book; Zero Pesticide Residue label in France; AU: Farming's peak body leads new Horticulture Council; Food Retailing In India – The Way Forward; Fruit fly larvae brings zone expansion; Feeding the world with a bionic leaf; Pulsed electric field to better process fruit and veg.
Government agencies: MPI prioritisation process for Market Access requests closes 22 February; WTO Notifications; Japan country perceptions - agrifood insights for NZ exporters; NZTE Export Essentials Workshops – register now; Documentation and INCOTERMS made easy - AKL, 23 Feb.
New Zealand News: Agribusiness needs urgent vision; New Zealand: Infected myrtle rust properties rises to 249; New Zealand, South Korea jointly research intelligent farming; Green Party push for country of origin labelling; Rockit in the USA; Zespri unveils new executive team; Major blackcurrant buyer Ribena cuts NZ contracts; Northland and Hawkes Bay earmarked for kiwifruit expansion; NZ Munch'n™ Kiwiberry harvest under way!; Early signs positive for NZ apples.
International news: GAIN reports; Mediterranean Fruit fly outbreak declared in Adelaide; Tasmania: Authorities seize produce taken outside exclusion; How China is working to feed growing domestic demand; China: Cherry market analysis; China: Shenzhen port returns 17 tons of Chilean cherries; UK: Bar codes to disappear from supermarket goods within 5 years; US: Ag exports support growing number of jobs outside farming; Global fruit sector mapped; China: Fresh food e-commerce booming; JD.com opens Australia New Zealand office; Floral and plant style trends of 2018; Ozone treatment reduces rot.