Government agencies: ICPR update; New biosecurity fines to be introduced; Brexit trade planning underway; DAWR draft pest risk analysis for cut flower and foliage imports; Nutritional labelling to GCC; Working Tariff Document reprint.
New Zealand News: Support to Pacific Horticultural and Market Access Plus programme; Have your say on a United Kingdom-New Zealand trade deal; Export NZ Trade Update; Blockchain system for exporters could speed trade up; Small business success is at the heart of a thriving Asia-Pacific region; A coalition of powerful business groups urges a complete overhaul of the resource management system; China's slump - is the dragon running out of fire?; Zespri takes top honours among stellar cast; What it takes to win the Ballance farm environment award; Increase in Pacific worker numbers good for horticulture; Central Otago frost - disaster avoided; Fears after peonies flattened by snow; CSM, Forestburg Eggplants; Can marijuana save this Maori town in New Zealand?; New Zealand blueberry growers expecting bumper sales; New Zealand police find record 190 kg of cocaine in banana container; Australia saves New Zealand from billion-dollar stink bug invasion .
International news:GAIN reports; Rabobank: Global food price stability in 2019 threatened; Five large shipping companies want to create an association; Five large shipping companies want to create an association; Understanding Good Food Safety Culture; UK: Worker facial recognition feature launched for fruit and vegetable producers; US research: Robotic hands, sensitive enough to pick soft fruit; Orange juice, leafy greens & berries tied to decreased memory loss; "Onions help against antibiotic resistant bacterial, viral or fungal infections”.
Government agencies: ICPR changes; Proposals to improve cost recovery in MPI's food system; WTO Notifications; Guides to doing business in Latin America.
New Zealand news: New High Commissioner to Australia New Zealand opens first embassy in Dublin; New Ambassador to Spain; Peters speech to Institute of International and European Affairs; Upgraded Singapore agreement; Substantial progress made on RCEP; Viet Nam seventh nation to ratify CPTPP; 'New Zealand could be forced to pick a side between US and China'; Improved relationship between MPI and US facility; An international rip-off or an innocent abroad; Yamaha puts $12 million into Robotics Plus; Strategic review readies NZ horticultural innovator to go global; Zespri kiwifruit harvest begins across globe; Happy medium needed in hops growth; Investment fund eyes Central Otago cherry option; BayWa reports higher turnover but lower EBIT; Seeka announces $50m rights offer to fund expansion; Asparagus grower branches into strawberries to shore up staff; Peony growers 'flat out' until Christmas; Seeka takes a win at Tauranga Business Awards 2018; Kiwifruit orchards being sold, Seeka selling $16 million worth of orchards; Further growth planned for Port of Tauranga; Australia: Biosecurity assurance for cut flower and foliage imports; Farm worker put needles in strawberries over workplace grievance; Trans-Tasman alliance to stamp out threats to national biosecurity.
International news:GAIN reports; British cabinet agrees on interim Brexit deal; Increasing cases of bacteria in IQF vegetables is restraining growth of the market; Resistant germs: Can raw food and lettuce be health risks?; Sustainable packaging in the floral industry; Eating green vegetables helps prevent fall injuries; UK firms makes new labels that track produce as it spoils; 9 Robots Invading primary Industry; EU accelerates digital transformation of European agri-food sector.
Government agencies: New Zealand a world leader in land management and climate change research; Inside stories food & beverage film; China Market Research; NZ-China trade: Trust is gold.
New Zealand news: New Zealand opens embassy in Stockholm; Trade deal fantastic for horticulture; Workers for NZ horticulture; Zespri makes $95 on share sales; Zespri seeks $70 million damages; Man in kiwifruit smuggling case named; Collaboration launched to create super-premium hops; 2018-2019 apple acreage forecast to be up 3 %; Joint agreement to protect onion industry; Hawke's Bay product Jazz voted UK's tastiest apple; Videos to support NZ flower week; Cannabis grower acquires 10,000 m2 hydroponic greenhouse; Asparagus going great as harvesting continues; New residue compliance information booklet; 88% chance of El Nino; PGG Wrightson shareholders vote to sell; Guiney, McBride win Fonterra board seats; Select committee recommends Waimea dam local bill be passed with amendments; Young Horticulturist of the Year announced; Nursery industry runner up Young Hort 2018.
International news:GAIN reports; Chile and China signed agreements to export fruit; France: Ban on metam sodium-based pesticide; Bayer CEO says would consider glyphosate settlement depending on costs; Ireland: Sustainability Support & Advisory Programme rolled out; Detecting E.coli strains using molecular electronics; DogBot an affordable solution to labour deficit?
Government agencies: New food safety guide for directors, executives and business owners; WTO Notifications.
New Zealand news: Trade update October; New Zealand dollar heading to GFC lows by end of the year; Kiwi natural products exporters offered US insights; Food Safety Culture – Take It Seriously; Shipping companies - low pollution fuel could carry high price tag; Moving horticulture from products to brands; China’s Dream – Trade War and Peace; Zespri Chairman Peter McBride announces retirement; Avocado thefts : Electric fences and armed patrols; Cannabis cultivation license granted to New Zealand's largest site; Kiwi Cannabis start up Zeacann calls in help to raise $20 million in funding; Kiwi exporters largely upbeat but challenges ahead; Seeka enters into $15.9m sale deal for five kiwifruit orchards; Kiwifruit is king!; Alternative fruit sticker wins top accolade; Could carrots be the secret ingredient to strengthen concrete?; Synthetic pyrethroids come under EPA microscope; New Zealand is beating Australia regarding Pacific work force.
International news:GAIN reports; USDA updates National Road Map for Integrated Pest Management; US: FDA announces measures to prevent future E. coli outbreaks; IBM and Maersk struggling to find blockchain shipping partners; Import risk analysis for US-apples commences; US: Draft guidances to help growers comply with FSMA; USA More and more growers open to labor certification; Jack Ma backs global Alibaba strategy in final letter to shareholders; China's currency value has dropped dramatically; Impact of Chinese tariffs applied to U.S. fresh fruit exports; Freshfel times; Avocado implicated in food protein-induced Enterocolitis Syndrome cases.