Agriculture

BerryWorld SA forecasts big blueberry crop

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BerryWorld predicts nearly double the number of blueberries compared to 2018 with exports going to Asia and the UK. BerryWorld is forecasting a total seasonal supply of more than 7,500 tonnes across South Africa’s August to January window, representing a growth of over 40 per […]

Retail

‘Stark choice’ for UK on food imports

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Government must choose between protecting consumers or farmers in event of no-deal Brexit, says former Waitrose boss ‘Stark choice’ for UK on food imports A former managing director of upmarket British supermarket chain Waitrose has told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme that a no-deal Brexit […]

Agriculture

Blueberries ‘help people age better’

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A series of articles in The Journal of Gerontology outline how blueberries can help alleviate conditions associated with ageing Blueberries ‘help people age better’ Blueberries can help relieve age-related conditions, a new series of articles has indicated. According to a collection of articles published in […]

Agriculture

Bumper crop for BerryWorld growers

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BerryWorld predict Sweet Eve variety to flourish after heatwave at the end of July saw record temperatures Bumper crop for BerryWorld growers Sweet Eve strawberries Growers of BerryWorld’s exclusive Sweet Eve variety are estimating 20 per cent more strawberries than forecast following a week-long heatwave […]

Agriculture

Chambers doubles strawberry sales

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The soft fruit specialist puts growth down to blossoming retail partnerships UK soft fruit grower Chambers celebrated its highest ever yield of British strawberries this year, achieving a 100 per cent increase on its 2018 crop. The company put the growth down to its blossoming […]

Retail

Tesco faces Brexit deadline headache

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Planning for the new Brexit deadline is “more difficult” because the supply network will be full of Christmas stock, Tesco’s boss has warned. Dave Lewis told the BBC that the new deadline of the end of October meant there would be “less capacity” for stockpiling […]

Agriculture

Brexit farm trial: ‘I really like the work’

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nastasia Savchenko was at agricultural university in Kharkiv in Ukraine when she saw a Facebook advert for a job picking courgettes on a farm in Cornwall. The process of being interviewed and receiving her six-month work visa took about six weeks. She is among 30 […]