Government agencies: Plant export enquiries over Christmas; Sending produce to Australia; WTO Notifications.
New Zealand News: Minister announces stronger focus for MPI; Booming sector ready for new challenges; WTO Ministerial Conference Concludes; Briefings to incoming Ministers; Horticulture industry needs to innovate or lose competitive advantage; Kiwifruit's potential $26m a year windfall; AVOCO appoints new member to its senior management team; T&G Global CEO Alastair Hulbert resigns; Clearance programme scores well for New Zealand navels; Contaminated spray may cost apple exporters $3m; Asthma tech used to slow fruit-ripening in NZ; No Waimea dam, no apple growing.
International news: GAIN reports; Taxes on Meat Could Join Carbon and Sugar to Help Limit; What is Supply Chain Technology and Why is it Important?; Do private standards make our food safer?; Case study tells how distributors can save $1.2 million, and increase sales; Bacteria protect aphids from natural enemies.
Government agencies: WTO Notifications; Briefing to the incoming Minister of Customs; Briefing to the Incoming Minister.
New Zealand News: Anniversary of Diplomatic Relations with China; Trade Minister to attend WTO conference; Myrtle rust found in Wellington region; NZ 'may have lost the battle' against myrtle rust; New food rules opens can of home-grown worms; Brown marmorated stink bug in Western Sydney; NZ academic pushes country of origin brand development at regional level; It's time to protect our supply of horticultural produce; Increased flights from Auckland Airport to Singapore; NZGAP GLOBALG.A.P. Equivalent; Oversupply of blackcurrants troubles NZ growers; Auckland's future: vertical farming?; Carnation grower perfects the picking point.
International news: GAIN reports; EU seeks agricultural cooperation with Africa; African free trade area agreement to be signed in March 2018; China phasing out more and more pesticides; UK: Supermarket Tesco doubles vegan and veggie Christmas Food; USA fruit trading firm accepts Bitcoin payments from customers; Nearly half of Italian kiwi shipments to Australia contain quarantine pests; Freshfel Headlines; Dos and don'ts of doing business in Thailand; Italy: Ozone can be used in orchards; Can a reporting app help to reduce food poisoning outbreaks?; Rise of technology in food safety; Food Sustainability Index 2017: France continues to set the pace; Bayer launches crop protection transparency website.
New Zealand News: Major biosecurity threat: 15 stink bugs found alive in Christchurch after fumigation failure; Export NZ November Trade Update; ExportNZ DHL Export Barometer; Myrtle rust update; Zespri and changes shipping company Northern Europe and Eastern US shipping routes; Zespri executive Simon Limmer new Silver Fern Farms chief executive; Renewed partnership to boost innovation in kiwifruit; New airline service opens up opportunities for stone fruit exports to Hong Kong; Lucky escape for Christmas cherries; Kiwifruit portside storage gets $11m boost; Shortage concerns of Jersey Benne potatoes due to wet winter; Video: A day in the life of a New Zealand florist; Lily grower embraces best practices; A visit to NZ chrysanthemum farm Burwood Nurseries; Fruit grower stops peony production; EPA chief scientist says irrigation good for environment.
International news: GAIN reports; Wide support for extension of growers' rights; Australia attacks UK-EU Brexit plan to share quotas for cheap food imports; EU adopts new Common Agricultural Policy; Economic effects of the U.S. Food Safety Modernization Act”; Price changes for fruit and veg could save thousands of lives per year"; Number of toxic chemicals applied to vegetables has risen 17 fold since the 1960s’, Intra-row weeding possible with vision systems; Blockchain for agriculture and food; Nanotechnology might help farmers fight climate change, pests and disease–and boost yields.