November 2010

As if the real-estate bust hadn’t wreaked enough havoc on Florida, farmers say abandoned lots left behind by would-be developers have become a breeding ground for a plague that is killing thousands of the state’s orange trees. A type of tiny lice known as the Asian citrus psyllid has made its home in the orchards, [...]

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The P4.35-billion non-dairy coffee creamer project of Nestle S.A. in Batangas is seen boosting the local cassava industry. Nestle Philippines Inc. is expected to locally source glucose syrup, one of the main ingredients of coffee creamer. The syrup is usually processed from corn or tapioca coming from cassava roots. Nestle is putting up its Greenfield [...]

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It appears California’s Judge White, who’s overseeing hearings involving the planting of genetically engineered beet crops, has already made up his mind which way the ruling is going to go, and it doesn’t look good for conventional beet growers. Being that earlier this month he stated the litigants in the case, organic beet growers and [...]

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It appears that when the strike breaks out prices of fruits and vegetables will skyrocket tens of percentage points, and maybe even hundreds of percent Vegetable Growers association chairman Meir Yifrach told “Globes” today that the strike by suppliers of fruits and vegetables will take place within two weeks. In the meantime, the “emergency campaign [...]

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JINAN, Oct. 31, 2010 (Xinhua News Agency) — While price hikes of Apple products affects only fans of smartphones and computers, the recent price hikes of apples, the eating kind, has caused concerns among more than one billion people in China. The prices of apples rose to an unprecedented high in late October, which has [...]

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In the old days, farmers produced, people bought and that was that. Today, all that is changing. Nowadays, consumers are calling the shots, telling farmers not only what they want to eat (fresh, heirloom vegetables, artisan cheeses), but how they want it grown (as naturally as possible, with no harm to animals), where they want [...]

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Acrotrema uniflora – a native plant developed into a potted plant Chirita – hybrid created by local scientists It’s spring time for the Sri Lankan floriculture industry while the sector is blooming across the globe particularly in many Asian countries, as a subsistence replacement to agriculture. This is a live, growing industry in the world [...]

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