Day: October 7, 2016

US: ‘Dipstick’ may offer rapid on-farm bacterial testing of water, produce samples

Center for Produce Safety (US): A team from the University of Massachusetts and Cornell University is nearing completion of a test that can quickly detect Salmonella species or other produce pathogens, is relatively inexpensive and can be used on the farm.

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Day: October 7, 2016

AU: Singleton foodies grow fresh vision for Aussie produce

Mandurah Mail: Singleton couple and self-proclaimed foodies Chantelle and Ben Fell were sick of mediocre, over-priced produce from the big supermarkets. Now, in September, the Fell’s idea has evolved into a full-blown website called ‘Food Forage’, which the couple and Mr Fell’s twin brother in Queensland developed on their own.

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Day: October 7, 2016

NZ: Lawyer says laws needed for organic production

Stuff.co.nz: The organic movement in New Zealand agriculture is growing. This growth is driven by consumers now demanding organic produce, resulting in more farmers committing to organic production.

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