Parliament opposes the European Commission’s proposal to renew the controversial herbicide licence for 10 years. Instead, MEPs say the EU should draw up plans to phase out the substance, starting with a complete ban on household use and a ban in use for farming when biological alternatives (i.e. “integrated pest management systems”) work well for weed control.
Digital communication has already revolutionised the way we consume information, and now it’s changing the way we consume fruit and vegetables. By disrupting and changing the status quo, it’s provoking a remarkable transformation in all parts of the fresh produce supply chain as methods of communication and distribution become more sophisticated, complex and interconnected.
It’s time for pigmentation, and the long-awaited blood oranges - unique in the world due to their nutritional value, their red colour and their vibrant flavour - their perfume and flavour will be excellent this year, thanks to what has so far been a favourable climate. The countdown begins for distribution in Italy and abroad, and in Madrid from 18 to 20 October, Oranfrizer wants to show the difference it can make.
Smiles were evident among the residents of several communities in Izabal, after receiving dozens of boxes of bananas from charity representatives.
SAI Platform’s Farm Sustainability Assessment program (FSA) and GLOBALG.A.P. are today announcing a new solution in response to global industry needs. By answering just a few additional FSA-inspired questions, farmers using GLOBALG.A.P. can achieve industry-wide sustainability recognition.