It’s going to be a Bumper Apple Crop for Europe

It’s going to be a Bumper Apple Crop for Europe

According to European fresh produce association Freshfel, the European Union’s apple growers are anticipating a bumper crop for the 2018/19 season. In 2017, severe frosts across much of the continent led to one of the smallest crops in years with volumes falling...
Germany welcomes the Earliest Grape Harvest on Record

Germany welcomes the Earliest Grape Harvest on Record

It seems not everyone is having a problem with Europe’s rather steaming hot summer. Yes, thanks to the on-going heat wave, Germany will have its earliest grape harvest on record with the grapes in the Rheinhessen region (on the banks of the river Rhine) being picked...
Respecting the Value of Food: Eating What We Grow

Respecting the Value of Food: Eating What We Grow

Hannah Semler, founder of food system consulting, Whole Crops, and co-founder of online farmers market, FarmDrop, guides her work with a simple message: respect. “An equitable food system has to start with respect for people and respect for nature.” Semler is trying...
Madagascar to Expand its Vanilla Growing Regions

Madagascar to Expand its Vanilla Growing Regions

Vanilla is flavouring derived from orchids of the genus Vanilla and is the second most expensive spice after saffron because growing the vanilla seedpods is rather labour intensive! Around 80% of the worlds exquisite spice comes from Madagascar, and the part that...
What’s the Real Cost of our Food?

What’s the Real Cost of our Food?

Typically, agricultural productivity is generally measured by yield and cost per hectare. This metric, however, provides us with an incomplete picture of what the true costs and benefits are when associated with agriculture and food value chains. Current methods of...
Macadamias: The Superfood that’s Good for You and Your Portfolio

Macadamias: The Superfood that’s Good for You and Your Portfolio

The macadamia nut industry may be young but it’s developing at a rapid pace because of growing global market demand. Deemed as a “superfood”, macadamias are not only good for human health, but for your investment portfolios too. Globally macadamia supply...
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