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.