“We see continued growth in high-flavor varieties like Honeycrisp, Envy, and Jazz”

Harvest of the 2020 apple crop started early August in Washington state. “We began with conventional and organic Honeycrisp, followed by Galas, and early Fujis,” says Blake Belknap, VP of…
— Read on www.freshplaza.com/article/9245011/we-see-continued-growth-in-high-flavor-varieties-like-honeycrisp-envy-and-jazz/

Viewpoint: Farm to Fork failure—How Europe’s ‘obsession’ with organics undermines the global sustainable farming movement | Genetic Literacy Project

Europe’s quest to confront climate change and achieve carbon neutrality is being undermined by “ Big Ag”? That’s not my claim. It’s the latest in a series
— Read on geneticliteracyproject.org/2020/08/26/viewpoint-farm-to-fork-failure-how-europes-obsession-with-organic-farming-undermines-global-sustainable-farming-movement/

TR4 solution creator seeks commercial deal – FreshFruitPortal.com

The scientist behind what is being hailed as a revolutionary product that controls and mitigates TR4 is planning to secure a partner in the next two months.
— Read on www.freshfruitportal.com/news/2020/08/25/creator-of-proven-tr4-preventive-and-curative-solution-eyes-commercial-partnership-in-coming-weeks/

How consumer flavor preferences drive breeding technology

On Thursday, August 27th, PMA hosted a free webinar that focused on understanding consumer tastes and preferences and how these drive plant-breeding technologies. The webinar featured…
— Read on www.freshplaza.com/article/9244629/how-consumer-flavor-preferences-drive-breeding-technology/

“New grape varieties accounted for only 38% of Peru’s crop last season”

While grape harvest has already started in Northern Peru, harvest for the South/Central region is still more than two months away. “Vanguard Peru’s ranches are situated in the Villacuri/Ica…
— Read on www.freshplaza.com/article/9243708/new-grape-varieties-accounted-for-only-38-of-peru-s-crop-last-season/

Anti-GMO movement merging with anti-vaccine groups, escalating threat to global coronavirus response | Genetic Literacy Project

s scientists around the world work at an unprecedented pace to develop a vaccine for COVID-19, anti-vaccine proponents are planting seeds of doubt about
— Read on geneticliteracyproject.org/2020/08/25/anti-gmo-movement-merging-with-anti-vaccine-groups-escalating-threat-to-global-coronavirus-response/

Viewpoint: Farm to Fork failure—How Europe’s ‘obsession’ with organics undermines the global sustainable farming movement | Genetic Literacy Project

Europe’s quest to confront climate change and achieve carbon neutrality is being undermined by “ Big Ag”? That’s not my claim. It’s the latest in a series
— Read on geneticliteracyproject.org/2020/08/26/viewpoint-farm-to-fork-failure-how-europes-obsession-with-organic-farming-undermines-global-sustainable-farming-movement/