2019-12-11

To Juice or Not to Juice?

Is freshly squeezed juice a superfood or a shortcut to diabetes and obesity?

opinion
2019-12-11

Innovative and organic drinks all part of Pete’s natural progression

There’s no additives, no concentrates from overseas, no preservatives or artificial colours or flavours, no hidden nasties. All our drinks are made with freshly squeezed juice from spray-free fruits sourced from all over New Zealand.”

background
2019-12-11

Florida citrus industry in trouble, officials say

State lawmakers and citrus growers expressed a need Tuesday to entice people to drink more orange juice and for citrus importers to help in the marketing of Florida’s struggling signature crop.

opinion
2019-12-11

Florida Citrus December Forecast

Florida All Orange Production Unchanged from October Forecast, Florida Non-Valencia Orange Production Unchanged, Florida Valencia Orange Production Unchanged, Florida All Grapefruit Production Up 7 percent, Florida All Tangerine and Tangelo Production Unchanged.

forecast
2019-12-11

Brazil Orange Crop Forecast Update December

Total orange crop production forecast: 385.31 million boxes (-/- 0.80%). Hamlin, Westin and Rubi: 76.27 million boxes (unchanged). Other early season: 19.83 million boxes (-/- 0.75%). Pera Rio: 118,29 million boxes (+/+ 1.80%). Valencia and Valencia Folha Murcha: 124.45 million boxes (-/- 3.00%). Natal: 46.47 million boxes (-/- 2.52%).

forecast
2019-12-10

UF Researchers Study Drone Use in Citrus

Eventually, UF/IFAS researchers hope to use the UAV images to detect citrus tree traits that would lead to quicker diagnoses of heat stress and diseases, including the deadly citrus greening disease.

tech
2019-12-10

Ocean Spray Continues its Focus on Health and Wellness

Ocean Spray, the agricultural cooperative owned by more than 700 cranberry farmers, announced today the addition of three new unsweetened juices to their Pure Fruit Juice portfolio along with redesigned packaging being distributed throughout Walmart stores across the country this month.

NPD
2019-12-10

New label’s goal: Clearing up consumer confusion on GMOs

Any product containing genetically modified organism (GMO) products or byproducts must display a label indicating that fact. After Jan. 1, 2022, if the product does not contain this label, it has no GMO ingredients.

consumers
2019-12-10

Lome Super Fruit orange juice line makes its debut

We could not have excluded Apulian citrus fruits, in particular oranges and clementines from the province of Taranto, whose production area is one of the most representative of our territory.”

Orange
2019-12-10

IFF Said to Vie With Kerry for DuPont’s Nutrition Business

International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. has emerged as a strong contender to purchase DuPont Inc.’s nutrition division, challenging Ireland’s Kerry Group for the $25 billion asset, according to people with knowledge of the matter.

M&A
2019-12-09

Unilever opens new global Foods Innovation Centre on Wageningen campus

His Majesty the King of the Netherlands today opened Unilever’s new global Foods Innovation Centre on the campus of Wageningen University, the leading global agri-food research hub.

R&D
2019-12-09

Mimicking the classics: Lyre’s non-alcoholic spirits

Lyre’s offers a premium range of 13 non-alcoholic variants, crafted to pay homage to the flavors of the world’s most classic, time tested spirits.

non-alcoholic
2019-12-09

Indian Billionaire Eyes Prime Agric Land in Zimbabwe

Indian billionaire and Pepsi International franchise holder Ravi Jaipuria, proprietor of Varun Beverages in Zimbabwe, wants to acquire vast swathes of prime land in Zimbabwe to diversify into production of key agricultural products.

growth
2019-12-09

Fresh Apples, Grapes, and Pears: World Markets and Trade

World Apple production for 2019/20 is forecast up nearly 5.0 million metric tons (tons) to 75.7 million, as rebounding production in China more than offsets sharply lower production in the European Union.

report
2019-12-09

Etika expands business in Malaysia and Singapore

Etika now has more than 10,000 vending machines across Malaysia, which will be able to vend hot beverages as well as confectionery products following the completion of the acquisition.

M&A
2019-12-09

Coca-Cola Introduced Star Wars Bottles With Touch-activated Light Up Lightsaber

What makes the Special Edition Lighted Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Coca-Cola No Sugar 500 ml PET so cool is, each bottle features a table with a built-in printed battery and diodes that lights up the Lightsaber of the respective characters.

packaging
2019-12-06

Why Citrus Classification Needs More Flexibility in the Age of HLB

Every regulation on the books was designed and requested by the industry to serve a particular purpose at a particular time. However, times change and regulations sometimes have to change with them.

legislation
2019-12-06

Rodale’s new CEO on reclaiming organic with new Regenerative Organic’ label

The Rodale Institute is not only attempting to define regenerative agriculture, it’s also launching an entirely new food label: regenerative organic.

organic
2019-12-06

Japan Finalizes US Trade Agreement

Beginning January 1, 2020, the tariff rate for California oranges entering Japan will be reduced from 32% to 25%.

citrus
2019-12-05

Tread carefully with OJ subsidy

Too often for too many businesses taxpayer funding can be addictive.

opinion
2019-12-05

Buxton Launches 100% Recycled Plastic Across Full Range

The Buxton range commits to be 100% rPET by 2021 to accelerate achieving a circular economy.

packaging
2019-12-05

Brazilian scientists sequence most complete” commercial sugarcane genome

Having completed this genome sequencing project, the researchers are now aiming to alter carbon pathways to produce new compounds and bioproducts from sugar, lignin, fiber and other plant metabolites.

science
2019-12-04

Water War: SOS Rehydrate Resets Sector Standards

Science-forward rapid rehydration formula a quick fix for improving physical performance, boosting stamina and fighting fatigue amid exercise, work, travel, illness or partying.

competition
2019-12-04

Florida ag researchers, farmers experiment, invest in tech for farming solutions

Researchers with the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) are helping solve long-time problems with new ideas.

Florida
2019-12-04

Better Booch goes against the grain’ with horchata flavor and can packaging

Cinnamon, star anise and creamy rice combine with oolong tea for Better Booch’s newest kombucha flavor, Hola Horchata.

kombucha
2019-12-04

Aussie Food & Beverage manufacturing strong in mixed PMI

The food and beverage manufacturing sector showed strong performance in November, despite the Australian Industry Group Australian Performance of Manufacturing Index (PMI) falling to its lowest level since August 2016.

Australia
2019-12-03

US beverage trends of 2020: True-to-fruit,” CBD ingredients and reduced sugar to star

Many of next year’s beverage trends will be driven by health and wellness in conjunction with experience-culture and the state of the economy.

trends
2019-12-03

IFF to Expand Tastepoint Blueprint, Serving Mid-size Customers Around the World

Tastepoint’s brand promise is based on the perfect blend of heart and science” with a focus on servicing customers with the can-do” approach of a smaller company but backed by expertise traditionally reserved for companies with more global reach.

growth
2019-12-03

Florida citrus farmers work to rebound from industry problems

Citrus growers are finding creative ways to keep their businesses going.

Florida
2019-12-03

Blockchain could save food industry $31bn’ by 2024

Blockchain is a tamper-proof digital ledger which helps to verify the origin and authenticity of products.

blockchain


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