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Registration Open for International Fresh Produce Association’s Global Produce & Floral Show

The event, which takes place Oct. 27-29 in Orlando, will include a State of the Industry address from association CEO Cathy Burns.


Americans Think Fresh Produce is Essential—But Don't Think Their Peers Recognize That

Most U.S. adults believe fruits and vegetables are a good choice for health and the environment but believe the general public doesn't recognize all of produce's benefits, a Dole survey finds.

The facility will bring produce to about 50 million people within 200 miles, the vertical farming company said.

To keep up with demand, Oishii has opened a new indoor farm at a former Anheuser-Busch factory in Jersey City, N.J. 

"Every acre that is left unplanted because of a lack of irrigation water is the equivalent of 50,000 salads that will not be available to consumers," California Farm Water Coalition president says.

"A lot of plastics legislation and a lot of retailers have ignored the produce section," says Lotus Sustainables CEO Farzan Dehmoubed.

As fresh fruit prices soar, FMI's 2022 Power of Produce report finds a plurality of consumers now saying price is their No. 1 factor when making produce purchasing decisions.

Strawberry fields forever: A New York-based vertical farming company has acquired computer-vision and robotics specialist Traptic as it seeks to apply smart technology to commercial fruit production.

"We have a very aggressive rollout strategy," COO Austin Martin says, "and we believe that being first is important in having access to the deep equity markets here."

The long-term agreement will let the retailer source leafy greens for all of its California stores from Plenty's Compton farm starting later this year.

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