SOUTH AFRICA

Avocados with edible anti-spoilage coating hit US stores

We've already heard about experimental edible coatings made from silk, pectin and chitosan that increase the shelf life of fresh fruit and vegetables. Now, however, a coating made from waste plant material is being used...

By Ben Coxworth 19 Jul 2018

GLOBAL

Why the farm tyre market is weighed down globally

Even though the broader sluggishness in the farm equipment market continues to influence farm tyre sales globally, recent research shows that opportunities exist as global sales are likely to surpass 42 million...

18 Jul 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

Uptick in U.S. whiskey imports to South Africa

American whiskey exporters are showing new interest in South Africa as an export destination. American whiskey imports to South Africa grew by more than 17% from 2016 to 2017...

3 Jul 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

Top cotton fabric importing countries in the world

Global cotton fabric imports totalled 2.3 million tonnes in 2016, remaining relatively unchanged against the previous year's level...

29 May 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

Indaba Wines caters to rising demand for 'bag in box' wine options

Cape Classics is preparing to release its Indaba Wines brand in a 3-litre 'bag in box' format as changing consumer habits fuel the demand for higher quality BiB wine options...

22 May 2018

GLOBAL

Joint venture set to bring superior blueberries to market

Combining their skills and strengths, Migiva Group and OZblu - currently one of the largest producers of blueberries in South Africa and Australia - have signed a joint venture agreement...

17 Jan 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

American poultry expert shares gold standard for avian flu control

American poultry expert Dr. Fidelis Hegngi briefed African government delegates on avian influenza and said that 24 hours from detection to depopulation is the ideal for effective avian influenza control...

21 Sep 2017

GLOBAL

DowDuPont a done deal

The successful merger of Dow and DuPont has been announced - operating as a holding company under the name DowDuPont with three divisions: agriculture, materials science, and specialty products...

4 Sep 2017

AFRICA

Winners of Resolution Social Venture Challenge agents of change in their communities

21 African social entrepreneurs have been named winners in the Resolution Social Venture Challenge. Impact evaluation data shows that an average of 3,200 community members benefits per fellowship awarded...

20 Jul 2017

AFRICA

Expanded engagement for Caterpillar: Boosting sales and alleviating poverty

A strong signal of growing business engagement with Africa by large US corporations was the announcement last September by Caterpillar CEO Doug Oberhelman of plans to invest over $1b in Africa over the next five years...

14 Jul 2017

GLOBAL

Blockchain seen as tool in food safety

The food industry is turning to the same technology used by virtual currencies to strengthen food safety and inventory management by tracking meats and crops...

6 Jun 2017

UNITED STATES

John Deere drops merger plan with Monsanto unit

US farm equipment giant John Deere has dropped plans to acquire a unit of Monsanto amid concerns the merger would be challenged by regulators...

3 May 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

US chicken imports fall foul of quotas

US chicken-in-bone exports to SA have so far neither met expectations nor come near the maximum level allowed for under the quota agreement thrashed out between the US and South African governments earlier this year...

By Linda Ensor 12 Aug 2016

UNITED STATES

New 'smart' bottle helps uncorked wine keep longer

A US startup says it has created the world's first "smart" bottle which can keep wine as fresh as the day it was uncorked for up to a month...

30 Mar 2016

UNITED STATES

US durable-goods orders rise for second month in July

WASHINGTON, US: Agriculture and seed giant Monsanto dropped its campaign to acquire rival Syngenta on Wednesday, saying the Swiss company...

28 Aug 2015

SOUTH AFRICA

GLOBALG.A.P. updates farm and feed standards and regulations

Following a four-year routine cycle of continuous improvement, the GLOBALG.A.P Board has announced the introduction of the update to Version 5...

24 Jul 2015

UNITED STATES

Mondelez International reports good progress against global well-being goals in 2014 Report

Mondelez International published its Call For Well-being 2014 Progress Report...

1 Jun 2015

SOUTH AFRICA

SA, US to discuss chicken issue

South Africa and the USA have agreed to facilitate deliberations between the SA Poultry Association (SAPA) and the US Poultry and Egg Export Council towards the finalisation of discussions on market access for US chicken bone-in cuts...

26 May 2015

SOUTH AFRICA

Oceana announces R4.6bn acquisition of US-based fishery

Oceana Group Limited and Oceana US Holdings Inc. today announced that it will acquire 100% of the share capital of the processing operations of Daybrook Fisheries Inc. and 25% of Westbank LLC, its related marine operations...

19 May 2015

UNITED STATES

GPS shows Earth's crust is rising

WASHINGTON, USA: Scientists using GPS technology to study the extent of the western US drought said Thursday the water shortage is causing parts of the Earth's crust to rise.

22 Aug 2014

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