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Seychelles bans SA tomato imports due to suspected TLM

Seychelles bans SA tomato imports due to suspected TLM

The island nation of the Seychelles has reportedly banned the import of tomatoes from South Africa. This follows Botswana’s recent and ongoing ban on fresh produce imported from South Africa...

Vets’ training remains key priority for OIE

Safeguarding the training of vets remains a top priority for the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE), and the organisation is committed to developing appropriate guidelines for their education.
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Tree nut and dried fruit production set to increase

Estimates for global tree nut production for the 2015/2016 season currently stand at 3,8 million tons, and it is expected to reach 4,02 million tons, a 5,77% increase, in 2016/2017.
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Moratorium on peatland drainage

Indonesia recently issued a moratorium on the conversion of peatland in order to curb carbon emissions from drained or burnt wetlands, according to a statement issued by Nirarta Samadhi, director...
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New blight-resistant potato for the UK

British scientists have developed a genetically modified potato that is resistant to blight, according to the BBC.
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Potandon introduces light-blocking potato bags

US potato and onion supplier and distributor, Potandon Produce, has launched a range of light-blocking potato bags.
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Investment in agriculture could boost growth in Central Asia

Policy reviews published recently by the UN suggest former Soviet Union countries Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan could boost growth and create more jobs by attracting investment into their agriculture, textile and...
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Target set to introduce vertical farming in-store

One of the U.S largest retailer, Target, will be implementing vertical farms in a new way of producing and sourcing food.

Cucumber sorting tool

A Japanese farmer has used Google’s open-source machine learning library to build a machine that can identify and sort cucumbers automatically.

Labelling to differentiate milk products in UK

UK retailer Tesco has launched a consumer awareness campaign for milk sold in its stores.

Bayer increases offer for Monsanto

Bayer AG has upped its takeover offer for Monsanto to about US$65 billion in a bid to overcome the US seed company’s resistance to the deal.
No square watermelons for SA

No square watermelons for SA

In 2014, Japan started exporting rare, cube-shaped watermelons produced in Zentsuji, Kagawa Prefecture. Currently, the fruit, which is intended to be used as ornaments, sell for 10 000 yen (about...

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