1) Government agencies: Fruit fly species stopped at border; ICPR Changes; Last controls on the movement of fruit and vegetables lifted; Cargo facilities can now be fined; Entry to UK in the case of a no deal exit; Wood packaging; Biosecurity sniffer looking for name; WTO Notifications
2) New Zealand News: Appointment of new Ambassador to Japan; Farmers focused on climate change; More water storage needed; Zespri staff move into Mount Maunganui head office; $52m Craigmore apple orchard investment approved; Freshmax appoints Terry Brown as General Manager; Avocado prices have doubled since February; 'Outstanding' apple season blighted by a lack of workers willing to pick them; High-end shoppers seek quality; Ambrosia beetle is a concern for New Zealand avocado sector.
3) International news:GAIN reports; Fruit caught up in new US-EU trade spat; UK granted a Brexit extension until 31 October; ASTA applauds international move to streamline phytosanitary system for seed; US: Retailer demands and the Food Safety Modernization Act; Bayer shareholder Deka joins chorus of complaints over Monsanto; Workforce is the single biggest challenge for global horticulture; Insolar accepted into Blockchain in Transport Alliance; Pagoda advances "steady" market strategy; Swiss and Finnish checks detect Listeria; “Veggycation” relaunch teaches us how to love vegetables; The rise of products without pesticide residues; Smart tech ‘can boost yields and limit waste’; oil Association announces Ecocert partnership
1) Government agencies: New agreement to protect citrus industry; Stricter stink bug controls proposed for imported cargo; WTO Notifications
2) New Zealand News:Growers upbeat about crop harvest; China's appetite continues to grow for New Zealand exports; Lifetime working with seeds and grains; Seasonal labour shortage declared in the Bay of Plenty; Research centre to focus on robotics in agriculture; China's Pagoda becomes world's largest retailer of Rockit apples; NZ technology boosts Aussie mango operation; Creator of gold kiwifruit Russell Lowe: 50 years at Plant and Food Research; New Zealand growers participate in biosecurity workshop; Where myrtle rust has been found
3) International news: GAIN reports; Singapore focuses on food security to counter external threats; EFSA provides dedicated support for small and medium-sized enterprises; "The GMO directive needs to be amended"; France takes action over kiwifruit fraud; Importing and exporting plants and plant products if the UK leaves the EU without a deal; Danish organic fruit and veg prices under pressure; Bayer board says pursuit of Monsanto was done diligently; Freshfel's latest Headlines.; Free online food safety liability training; "Deeper scrutiny of plant and microbe interactions key for food safety"; Increasing cases of bacteria in IQF vegetables restraining market growth; Daily consumption of fruit and vegetables in the EU; CREA highlights the beneficial properties of blue-violet fruits and vegetables; Influence of hydroxyapatite nanoparticles on germination and plant metabolism; Algorithms to change the way we buy
1) Agency News Public asked to help with beetle surveillance; WTO Notifications; Mandatory Breach Reporting – what does it mean for your business?; Cracking Europe - webinar series through May 2019; NZCTA - China Business Awards 2019.
2) New Zealand News: Net profit increases at EastPack; First charter ship carrying Zespri Kiwifruit sets sail for China and Japan; Zespri China sales still growing; T&G in apple robot first; New Zealand Research Organization and Yunnan to create "green food brand"; Weather impacts South Canterbury orchard fruit size - not quantity; Novel plant architectures and canopy management techniques bear fruit. 3) International news: GAIN reports; EU preparations for Brexit; "End the legal chaos at the European Patent Office"; "Patents were invented for a reason"; New intellectual property protection for new varieties in the US; MRL detections report in the EU stresses importance of pest control; Italy joins Belt and Road initiative; Uber Freight launches in Europe; Bayer's blind spot on Monsanto's roundup may cost billions"; Stand applications still open for ASIA FRUIT LOGISTICA; US: Efficacy of biochemical biopesticides that may be used in organic farming; US: 2018 Vegetables Summary; China’s soaring demand for fruit to benefit foreign growers; Reduce blood clotting with kiwifruit?; Fruit and vegetables boost well-being; Doctors ‘prescribing fruits and veg’ could save the US $100 billion in medical costs.