News from the fruit and vegetable sector



Fruits et légumes en UE : sortie de l’édition 2020 sur les tendances de consommation par Freshfel Europe Dans un communiqué de presse du 11 janvier 2021, Freshfel Europe annonce la publication de son « monitor 2020* » sur les tendances de...

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AREFLH et Freshfel Europe examinent les principaux défis à venir pour le secteur européen des fruits et légumes à l’occasion de leur événement commun.
AREFLH et Freshfel Europe examinent les principaux défis à venir pour le secteur européen des fruits et légumes à l’occasion de leur événement commun.

AREFLH et Freshfel Europe examinent les principaux défis à venir pour le secteur européen des fruits et légumes à l’occasion de leur événement commun. Le 29 septembre 2020, l'AREFLH et Freshfel Europe ont organisé un événement annuel conjoint en ligne, intitulé "La route à suivre - un secteur adapté aux futurs défis", qui a permis d'examiner les principaux défis qui attendent le secteur européen des fruits et légumes frais au cours de cette période sans précédent....

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L’interfel propose un plan d’actions pour la filière en 21 points Pour répondre aux conséquences de la crise sanitaire, l’Interfel a transmis au Président de la République un plan de relance de la filière fruits et légumes avec 21 propositions. Une démarche qui vient en complément du plan stratégique élaboré en 2018. Selon l’Interfel, « Cette crise a montré la capacité d’adaptation et d’organisation de la filière, en bref sa résilience afin de maintenir son potentiel de...

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An innovative packaging in Berlin
An innovative packaging in Berlin

At the last Fruit Logistica Trade Show, which brought together 3,200 exhibitors and 88,000 professionals of fruit and vegetables, a company which defines itself as the pioneer in freshness technology, presented an innovative solution permitting a longer conservation life of fresh products. A lot of restaurants are used to receiving, for example, supplies of fresh green beans. This type of produce has a shelf life of around 8 days and starts to dry out well before that. This dehydration problem is recurring in this type of produce causing the pods to dry up and soften. Pros have turned to conventional plastic packaging until now to fight...

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Everywhere in the world, sweet potatoes have gained ground
Everywhere in the world, sweet potatoes have gained ground

Last year in Belgium, sweet potatoes from the United States and Honduras were being sold and bought at high prices. However, the imports coming from Spain and Egypt have since rendered the overabundant offer. Let us note that the quality of sweet potatoes from the United States is far superior to that of its Egyptian or Spanish counterparts. In France, the market has preferred the ones coming from Spain and Egypt, as they cost less than the sweet potatoes coming from the United States. The Iberian product is also fresher as it is harvested daily and is exported immediately afterwards. In the United States however, the sweet potatoes are...

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Tomato, a quick glance worldwide
Tomato, a quick glance worldwide

In France, consumption is weak because of the drop in temperatures. Because of the supply’s importance and the low demand, prices are dropping rather than rising. In Belgium, the demand is weak facing the Spanish supply and the prices are dropping. Here in Belgium many farmers continue to invest in greenhouses with lighting, some of them extending their activities into the north of France, a region that never used these methods until now. In the Netherlands, growing tomatoes in protected grow houses under artificial lighting has already been mastered, and since a lot of these operations are growing under...

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The medicinal properties of cranberries
The medicinal properties of cranberries

The cranberry, or Vaccinium Macrocarpon, is a plant of the species Oxycoccos, part of the Ericacea family which is cousins with the red lingonberry and the european blueberry. It is a little red fruit from North America. It is a little acidic berry that grows on a little shrub around 30 cm high. Recent scientific studies have revealed it to be a totally miraculous fruit. First off, cranberries are very rich in antioxidants. Antioxidants neutralize free radicals and inflammation which causes ailments such as arthritis, Alzheimer's, and cardiac illnesses. It is also a cancer fighting fruit: A recent study from the Canadian University of...

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Blueberry season review
Blueberry season review

In France, the demand for blueberries has steadily risen in the last three years. However, consumption has been far inferior to that of scandinavian countries. Fruits coming from Peru, Argentina, and Chile have contributed to the internal market’s supply. These imports will continue until spanish fruits come back on the market. In Belgium, the latest blueberry harvest suffered from extreme temperatures. 20 percent of the harvest was dried out or burned. However the prices are stabilizing at the end of the season.In the Netherlands, traders have observed that Peru’s production is growing by 60 percent and that it will...

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Lemons, world production
Lemons, world production

In France, there was a 15% decrease in supply of lemons compared to last year. However, there is no price surge, and the lemon market remains stable. The fruits currently under negotiation are of good quality. A big portion of the lemons sold in our country are spanish lemons. In the Netherlands, the supply is dominated by the Primofiori lemons, although the highest caliber fruits are not yet available. In Germany, the turkish supply dominates the wholesale market. This supply is completed by fruits coming from Spain, South Africa, Cyprus, and Italy. This supply satisfies the demand, so that the prices stay stable. However, a gap...

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