New Zealand News: Minister visits Viet Nam and Singapore; Sustainable Food & Fibre Futures launched; High Court judge urges MPI and fruit growers to co-operate, Biopesticide uptake; Horticulture levy votes successful; New Central Otago apricot co-operative sets up for business; Mr Apple's China road shows attract followers, build brand; NZ offers assistance to develop Fiji’s potato industry; Seeka first-half profit drops; Public visits planned for one of New Zealand's largest tropical fruit farms; NZ pipfruit industry heading for record 2018 crop; James Hutton Institute looks to New Zealand to help improve fruit flavour; Young Grower title goes back to the Bay; Horticulture welcomes major Biocontrol Milestone.
International news:GAIN reports; Maersk Line goes live with CargoSphere Digital Rate Distribution; Bayer looking at 8,000 lawsuits related to Roundup; Chile: Despite super harvest cherry producers can't cover their costs; China remains the largest export market for Chilean cherries; Demand for imported food growing steadily in China; Growers who conduct third-party audits spend more on food safety; US: Panel formed to combat Cyclospora parasite; Luminescent bacteriophages flag Escherichia coli in water; Study: Environmentally-friendly farming can increase productivity; WWF study addresses food loss in fields; Strawberries may help against inflammatory bowel disease; Envisioning the future of crop protection.
New Zealand News: Extension for exceptional employer awards; A measured approach to new age crop protection; Report shows need to protect Pukekohe food hub; New Zealand fruit growers start action against MPI; Covered crops are thriving under the economic radar; Zespri launches industry realignment process; Hawke’s Bay food producers win the battle to keep it GM Free; Sterile codling moths dispersed; Big plans for New Zealand's commercial banana plantation; Lettuce rockets as veggie prices surge; Smoke from rural areas not causing pollution, council says; Havelock North mushroom company fined $26k over stench; Successful partnership prevented establishment of new pest.
International news: GAIN reports; US: Estimated costs to comply with Food Safety Modernization Act; Bayer shares plummet after Roundup cancer trial; Bayer starts Monsanto integration; Extreme temperatures in Europe cause worst vegetable crisis in 40 years; India: Perishable cargo terminal planned at Srinagar Airport; China: Supermarket pays compensation for mislabelled product; China: "Diversion of US agricultural products turns market upside down"; China's Registered Fruit Exporters: Who, What and Where Are They?; America’s Enduring Failure to Prevent Food-Borne Illness; Chemicals to replace pesticides also pose threat to bees; Canada to phase out outdoor use of two neonicotinoid pesticides; Chemicals found in vegetables prevent colon cancer in mice.
Government agencies: ICPR and country freedom changes; Tighter import rules to stop stink bug; Proposed changes to the way organic production is regulated; WTO Notifications; Skyrocketing F&B imports to Thailand signals opportunity.
New Zealand News: EU High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini meets Winston Peter; Foreign Minister concludes ASEAN meetings; Modernising our trade policy with Trade for All: have your say; Roundup called into question after US court finding; Fruit grower takes MPI to court over mass plant destruction; NZ dollar falls as RBNZ keeps OCR at record low; PGG Wrightson to sell seeds division for $421m; NZKGI established Zespri KPIs; T&G Global first-half operating profit up 40%; Hawke's Bay apple industry growing by 100 jobs a year ; New Cherish™ apple surprising Asia markets; NZ set for bumper avocado crop ; Australian irradiated tomatoes must be labelled; Young Growers to face-off in final; Panamanian pineapples could arrive in New Zealand.
International news:Russia sets standards for organic food production; Indonesia to seek clarity from WTO on US trade dispute; BASF closes acquisition of businesses and assets from Bayer; Maersk introduces Remote Container Management; Maersk announces profit warning for 2018; European horticulture suffers greatest difficulties in 40 years; China Customs Launches New Integrated Declaration System; Success in China: An interview with Zespris Head of Global Marketing; Outbreak of Salmonella agona reported in five EU countries; Australia: Black and Gold frozen vegetables recalled over listeria fears; FDA says cattle feedlot could be to blame for E. coli in canal water used on romaine; Data shows Germany and UK reported nearly half of E. coli infections in EU; Cyclospora parasite infections hit UK for fourth consecutive year; e-GRO launches Nutritional Monitoring of Floriculture Crops book; US: Insect solutions guides available for ornamental growers; Veg picking robots not that far away; Data-based pest management system helps companies use pesticides more efficiently and safely.
Government agencies: Tour leader found with fruit fly; Update on entry across the Australian border WTO Notifications.
New Zealand News: Minister of Foreign Affairs to visit Singapore; Australia and New Zealand trade ministers meet for CER talk; NZ facing worst rise in trade protectionism in a generation; Horticultural employers must clean up their act; Plant & Food Research wins two 2018 KiwiNet Awards; MYBs generate 'wow factors' in fruits and vegetables; Hawke's Bay food producers win genetic modification free battle; Critical seasonal labour shortage may hinder kiwifruit industry growth – report; Kiwifruit growers group silent as members delay constitutional changes; Importers respond to MPI warning about delays; Question marks over science, agri creds at MPI's top table; Summerfruit NZ readies funding case for PGP; Gisborne's Cedenco takes top prize at Hawke's Bay Export Awards; Jen's pick: Female quota system useful; Pipfruit trailblazers recognised with award; Medical cannabis industry aims to match the billion dollar kiwifruit sector; Hopportunity knocks in Tapawera; Pipfruit trailblazers recognised with award; Christchurch couple quit their jobs to cold-press juices; Urban-rural battle looming among Bay of Plenty regional council; Opinion: Euro pest control red tape bad.
International news:Bayer to appeal neonics verdict; Ideal for relishes, jams & juices’: Haskap berries gain novel food approval; AgroFresh launches FreshCloud.