While consumer fears abate, cherry prices remain depressed in China

During the last week of January, inspectors in China detected Covid-19 on a shipment of imported cherries. The market saw immediate effects from the breaking of this news: prices and demand…
— Read on www.freshplaza.com/article/9292519/while-consumer-fears-abate-cherry-prices-remain-depressed-in-china/

South African blueberry exports rise, as does sea freight use

South African blueberry exports hit another consecutive record in the 2020-21 season, with three-quarters of the fruit shipped via sea freight.
— Read on www.freshfruitportal.com/news/2021/02/11/as-south-african-blueberry-exports-rise-so-does-use-of-sea-freight/

Blueberry import debate is worthy of the history books

Jim Prevor says that this battle over blueberries, and protecting US farmers versus providing for consumers, is truly a battle that has echoed through U.S. history.
— Read on www.freshfruitportal.com/news/2021/02/11/opinion-the-debate-on-blueberry-imports-vs-domestic-supply-is-worthy-of-history-books/

Viewpoint: Environmental groups attack latest crop gene-editing innovations misusing scientifically outdated 20-year-old anti-GMO arguments | Genetic Literacy Project

“Gene stacking”—the process of modifying several genes or traits instead of just one—has been around awhile. “Golden Rice” is the product of modifying
— Read on geneticliteracyproject.org/2021/01/26/viewpoint-environmental-groups-attack-latest-crop-gene-editing-innovations-misusing-scientifically-outdated-20-year-old-anti-gmo-arguments/

Gene editing could produce more flavorful decaf coffee — and combat public’s anti-GMO sentiment | Genetic Literacy Project

Coffee is one of the world’s most popular drinks, but that cup can come with a price of jitters or sleeplessness. The stimulant in coffee — the thing that
— Read on geneticliteracyproject.org/2021/02/04/gene-editing-could-produce-flavorful-decaf-coffee-and-combat-publics-anti-gmo-sentiment/

What the heck are ‘anti-nutrients’? Despite the scary-sounding name, they may have important health benefits | Genetic Literacy Project

Maybe you’re trying to eat healthier these days, aiming to get enough of the good stuff and limit the less-good stuff. You’re paying attention to things
— Read on geneticliteracyproject.org/2021/02/08/what-the-heck-are-anti-nutrients-despite-the-scary-sounding-name-they-may-have-important-health-benefits/

The glyphosate debacle: How a misleading study about the alleged risks of the weedkiller Roundup and gullible reporters helped fuel a cancer scare | Genetic Literacy Project

As biotech giant Bayer prepares to spend $10 billion settling thousands of lawsuits alleging its weedkiller Roundup (and its active ingredient glyphosate)
— Read on geneticliteracyproject.org/2021/02/09/the-glyphosate-debacle-how-a-misleading-study-about-the-weedkiller-roundup-and-gullible-reporters-helped-fuel-a-cancer-scare/

Misleading glyphosate-cancer study Part 2: ‘Symptom of a widespread problem’—Concerns about ideological activism in science research and communications | Genetic Literacy Project

For the better part of four years, a coalition of environmental groups and tort lawyers (aided by the mainstream press) has relentlessly asserted that the
— Read on geneticliteracyproject.org/2021/02/10/misleading-glyphosate-cancer-study-part-2-symptom-of-a-widespread-problem-concerns-about-ideological-activism-in-science-research-and-communications/

Farm to Fork: Agricultural Traceability in Canada and its Benefits to Consumers – SAIFood

Deanna Bysterveld discusses how agriculture traceability has sparked conversations over Canada’s food safety and how it could be the answer to consumer concerns
— Read on www.saifood.ca/farm-2-fork-traceability/