All news articles for August 2014

The new method was able to accurately distinguish whether more than 350 samples of tomatoes were organic or conventional produce.

Researchers take aim at organic food fraud

By Nathan GRAY

A team of German researchers have devised a way to use authentication technologies to differentiate organic produce, and potentially battle against food fraud.

Experts call for one set of regulations for the global food industry

Experts call for global collaboration on food fraud

By Nicholas Robinson

Global food businesses must work to one security standard for all food types if the threat of fraud and foodborne diseases is to be reduced, according to a major new report.

Around 3,000 hectares of vegetable fields, 736 hectares of fruit trees, and 13,200 greenhouses have been destroyed or damaged in Gaza.

Gaza conflict causes $450m damage to agri infrastructure

By Eliot Beer

The recent conflict in Gaza has effectively halted local food production and caused US$450m-worth of damage to the territory’s agricultural infrastructure, the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) warns.

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