Copa Cogeca welcome the report on labelling of alcoholic beverages published by Commission

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On 13 March 2017, the Commission adopted a report to the European Parliament and the Council regarding the mandatory labelling of the list of ingredients and the nutrition declaration of alcoholic beverages. Copa and Cogeca welcomed in Brussels today the report published by the European Commission on the mandatory labelling of ingredients and the nutrition declaration of alcoholic beverages. Continue reading Copa Cogeca welcome the report on labelling of alcoholic beverages published by Commission

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International cotton prices increase after stocks tighten

International cotton prices increase after reduced stocks

According to International Cotton Advisory Committee (ICAC) international cotton prices jumped to over 80 cents/lb in the second half of July 2016 from an average of 70 cents/lb for the rest of the season. Significantly lower crops in the five largest producing countries and higher than expected demand led to tighter stocks at the end of 2015/16, at which time world ending stocks were estimated to have fallen by 12% to 19.7 million tons. Continue reading International cotton prices increase after stocks tighten

The tomato leaf miner causes major problem in some areas of Greece, while in others the problem is manageable

The tomato leaf miner

Last year, the pest commonly known as the tomato leaf miner (Tuta absoluta) caused major problem to both outdoor and greenhouse crops, in Preveza (northwestern Greece) and Ierapetra (southern Greece), while the problem was manageable in Amaliada and Kyparissia (western Greece). Agronomists and producers of those regions talked to Agrotypos about the problem they face because of this serious pest of tomato that has developed insecticide resistance and also has many generations per growing season. This season the problem is expected to intensify in Greece because of the mild winter, which induce excessive increased insect population. Continue reading The tomato leaf miner causes major problem in some areas of Greece, while in others the problem is manageable

Olive peacock spot causes severe problems in north and central Greece

Olive peacock spot causes severe problems

Over the last few years, farmers from north and central Greece have to deal with a persistent fungal plant pathogen called Spilocaea oleaginea. It is the cause of the olive peacock spot disease, also known as olive leaf spot and bird’s eye spot. Agrotypos contacted Mr. Anthonios Yfoulis, the officer of Quality Control Regional Center of Plant in north Greece, the agronomist Mr. Manolis Grivas and Mr. Fotis Glarakis the Chairman of the Agricultural Cooperatives Union of Chalkidiki. According to them green olives that come from varieties of Chondrolia in Chalkidiki, are sensitive to leaf spot and face very serious problem due to this fungus. Moreover, they reported as major causes of this olive tree disease the mild winter and high humidity of their region. Mr. Sotiris Manakis, the Agronomist of Agricultural Cooperative Union of Agrinio, noted that this region has been suffering for three years from the fungus and also mentioned ways to reduce this problem. Continue reading Olive peacock spot causes severe problems in north and central Greece

Olive oil prices are maintained at high level in EU

Olive oil prices

At this period the olive oil prices in EU are maintained at high levels. According to the International Olive Council (IOC) in Spain the prices for extra virgin olive oil had been around 3.05 euros/kg during the last week of December 2015 (similar with the corresponding prices of December 2014). The same period in Italy the olive oil price was 3.34 euro/kg, while in Tunisia was 3.08 euros/kg. In Greece, producer prices for extra virgin olive oil reached in Laconia of Peloponnese 4 euros/kg, followed by Messenia of Peloponnese with the price of 3.20 euros/kg (for PDO is 20 cents higher). In Crete (southern Greece) the price stabilized at 3 euros/kg, while in Lesvos at 2.85 euros. Continue reading Olive oil prices are maintained at high level in EU

EU: the closing of the pigmeat private storage aid scheme

closing of the pigmeat private storage aid scheme

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The closing of the pigmeat Private Storage Aid Scheme (PSA) took place following the relevant EU Commission decision taken on 27th January 2016. According to the decision the private storage scheme for pigmeat operated for three weeks and the decision of termination was taken because the planned volumes of products were reached. Continue reading EU: the closing of the pigmeat private storage aid scheme

The taxation of agriculture in the EU

taxation of agriculture in the EU

Several countries of southern EU (Spain, Portugal) and the former Eastern bloc (Poland, Romania, Hungary) have special preferential tax regime for agricultural incomes. According to an article of the journal Agriculture crop and Animal husbandry published by AgroTypos, the use of tax exemptions and tax low rates based on objective criteria for farmers that does not subject them to excessive taxation, essentially supports the primary production. Moreover in some countries there are tax reductions in the form of tax incentives for farmers with small farms and young farmers. Continue reading The taxation of agriculture in the EU

Agricultural Markets Task Force

Agricultural Markets

Few days ago the European Commission announced the experts who will participate in the new Agricultural Markets Task Force. This Task Force is to examine the development of the agri-food sector internationally and the prospects and risks for the European agricultural sector in the global market. The aim for the Task Force is to present to the European Commission a report by the autumn 2016 with its findings and recommendations for policy and legislative initiatives. Continue reading Agricultural Markets Task Force

The Greek feta cheese gains more and more the Swedish market

The Greek feta cheese in Swedish market

The preference of the Swedish consumers for the Greek feta cheese becomes stronger over the time. Probably this comes from the general shift towards Mediterranean diet, often referred to as a model of healthy eating habits. The import of feta is mainly conducted by the import companies of Greek food products, while the retail traffic is conducted by large supermarket chains in Sweden. Continue reading The Greek feta cheese gains more and more the Swedish market

France: Consumption and imports of table olives

Consumption and imports of table olives in France

In France, the consumption of table olives is lower compared to the other Mediterranean countries, mainly because the traditional French recipes are characterized basically of animal origin ingredients. But recently table olives demand increase due to the fact that they belong to the Mediterranean diet and therefore are health food products. In the last two decades the consumption has almost doubled so as France and Germany are placed in the third place in Europe, following Spain and Italy. Continue reading France: Consumption and imports of table olives

Romania: a major force in the wine production

Romania wine production

Romania is one of the leading wine producers in Europe and the world. It is the fourth country among the EU countries, following Spain, France and Italy, in the cultivated vine area, and is the sixth EU wine producer after France, Italy, Spain, Germany and Portugal. It also holds the 10th place worldwide in terms of cultivated vine area and the 12th in terms of wine production. The areas under vines in Romania remain stable in recent years and amounted to approximately 192,000 hectares, of which 180,000 are intended for the wine production. Continue reading Romania: a major force in the wine production

EU-Vietnam trade agreement in force by the end of 2017

EU Vietnam trade agreement

In the final stage are the negotiations for the Free Trade Agreement between the European Union (EU) and Vietnam. Last Wednesday (2/12), the Commission President, Mr. Jean – Claude Juncker and the Vietnamese Prime Minister, Mr. Nguyen Tan Dung, officially completed their negotiations. This agreement will give the EU access to one of the most promising markets of Asia, with a population of 90 million inhabitants. According to the European Commission, this Asian country presents significant economic growth in recent years and is expected to offer significant opportunities to European exporters. Vietnam is a member of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) since 2007. It is worth mention that due to the economic growth, the middle class takes up an increasing part of the population, so Vietnam is as an interesting market for EU. Continue reading EU-Vietnam trade agreement in force by the end of 2017

EU guidelines on joint selling of olive oil, beef and arable crops

selling of olive oil, beef and arable crops

On November 27th new guidelines were published given in the European Commission for the sale of olive oil, beef and arable crops. These guidelines aim to support European farmers, specifying how, under certain conditions, to cooperate to jointly sell olive oil, beef and arable crops without falling foul of EU competition rules. As it was mentioned, the value of these markets is more than 80 billion euros per year. Continue reading EU guidelines on joint selling of olive oil, beef and arable crops

Increase of duty-free olive oil imports from Tunisia and sinking olive oil prices in the EU due to the jihadist threat

duty-free olive oil imports from Tunisia

There is serious concern about the reduction in international olive oil prices presented recently in Spain, Italy and Greece. For the downward trend in prices is responsible the speculation on the part of buyers and large distribution networks, which try to reduce the price of the product, and in addition the decision taken by the Agriculture Ministers on September 17th, 2015 (Greece and Spain agreed, Italy disagreed). It is about the acceptance of the proposal from the European Commission to introduce an extra duty-free quantity of 35,000 tonnes of olive oil from Tunisia in the European Union (EU) for two years (2016 and 2017). This policy decision was taken in order to support the country’s economy that is threatened by jihadists. Continue reading Increase of duty-free olive oil imports from Tunisia and sinking olive oil prices in the EU due to the jihadist threat

IOC: Japan and South Korea are interested in olive oil

The markets of Japan and South Korea are becoming increasingly attractive for olive oil, as more consumers seem to prefer this product, according to International Olive Council (IOC). Japan is the country with the highest olive oil consumption per capita in Asia, followed by South Korea, which is far ahead of the relevant Chinese market. Continue reading IOC: Japan and South Korea are interested in olive oil

Greek kiwis were given the green light to be exported to India

Greek kiwi exported to India

After four years of efforts and bilateral negotiations, the Greek kiwi can be exported to India. The Indian authorities indicated that there is the possibility of kiwi trial shipment under cold treatment. They want to demonstrate this method’s effectiveness so it could join in the country’s official phytosanitary requirements. The General Director of the Greek Embassy in New Delhi, Mr. Andreas Karaiskakis, stated to Agrotypos, “A persistent effort started four years ago to gain this approval. Finally the decision that enables exporting Greek kiwis to India, under certain conditions, was signed”. Continue reading Greek kiwis were given the green light to be exported to India

Romania: forecasts for reduced agricultural production for 2015

Romania forecasts agricultural production 2015

The Romanian National Forecast Committee announced that after the significant increase in agricultural production by 29% in 2013 and by 3.6% in 2014, it is expected a reduction by 3% in 2015. The long-term drought, during the summer season, adversely affected the harvest of several crops. This fall in agricultural production seems not only to affect farmers’ incomes, but also the Gross Domestic Product (GDP). Continue reading Romania: forecasts for reduced agricultural production for 2015

Portugal: the reduced olive oil production for 2014/2015 was complemented with Tunisian

Portugal: the reduced olive oil production

The 2014/2015 olive season was not good for Portugal, resulting in the increase of olive oil price and imports. According to data of the State Statistical Office of the country INE during the first 8 months of 2015, the Portuguese imports increased in value compared to the corresponding period of 2014 by 91 million euros (70%), amounting totally 221 million euros. This increase is due to the increase of imported quantities, and in 40% increase in the average import price per kg from 2.08 euros/kg to 2.92 euros/kg. The contraction in domestic olive oil production for the season 2014/2015 reached 35%. The Portuguese needs, essentially, were covered from Tunisia. Continue reading Portugal: the reduced olive oil production for 2014/2015 was complemented with Tunisian

Young Farmers: Their main problems in the EU and the new pilot project exchange programme

Young Farmers main problems in the EU

A study published by ECORYS (made in collaboration with Wageningen University and the company AEQUATOR) presented the major problems faced by young farmers and the new improved pilot project including travels in the EU and in some OECD countries (Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Turkey and USA), aimed to training and education. The presentation of the study took place in Brussels, the weekend of 15-16/10/2015, during the conference entitled “Knowledge for Young Farmers.” The pilot project “exchange” Young Farmers has been proposed by the European Parliament and supported by the European Commission but it has not yet been possible to be applied. Continue reading Young Farmers: Their main problems in the EU and the new pilot project exchange programme

Greek and Italian apples dominate in Egypt

Greek and Italian apples dominate in Egypt

The Italian and Greek apples are dominating in the Egyptian market. According to data given by Egypt for the first 7 months of 2015, apples exported from Italy worth 93.8 million euros, covering 48.26% share of the Egyptian market, while for the same period from Greece the value of exported apples was 19 million euros, covering 9.8% share of the Egyptian market. Continue reading Greek and Italian apples dominate in Egypt

Sweden: The network of the organic food retail market

organic food retail market in sweden

Sweden has among the highest consumption of organic foods in the EU. Foods such as milk, eggs, yogurt, coffee, processed vegetables, juices, vegetable oils and dairy products, have enjoyed a substantial increase in sales in recent years. In particular dairy products account for one third of the organic products sales in Sweden. Continue reading Sweden: The network of the organic food retail market

Romania: block imports of fruit, vegetables and meat according to a bill passed by the Senate

Romania block imports of fruit, vegetables and meat

The Romanian Senate voted, 76 in favor and 4 against, a bill that requires from large grocery chains to supply the 51% of fruit, vegetables and meat from the domestic production. The explanatory memorandum of the draft act states that its purpose is to ensure easy access for Romanian producers in the major food retail chains. The draft act must also be voted by the House in order to be applied. Continue reading Romania: block imports of fruit, vegetables and meat according to a bill passed by the Senate

Kale and other gourmet vegetables from Marathon to Athens farmers market

Kale and other gourmet vegetables from Marathon

Saville, cherry tomatoes in several colors, watercress, fennel, coriander, fresh oregano, basil, rocket, purslane, chives, baby beetroot, are some of the vegetables cultivated by Mr. Chris Blantis in Marathon. Mr. Blantis is being experimented widely by cultivating unusual vegetables for Greek consumers. The last one he discovered was the kale, a vegetable that looks like broccoli. At least the last two years kale is very popular abroad, since apart from its fine taste, it is also a rich source of energy and vitamins, Mr. Blantis explained to us. Continue reading Kale and other gourmet vegetables from Marathon to Athens farmers market

Germany: Fresh fruit and vegetable distribution

Fresh fruit and vegetable german market

Germany, with a population of about 82 million persons (16% of the total EU population), is the largest consumer of fruit in the EU. The fruit group with the highest consumption consists of bananas, grapes, apples, oranges and tangerines. The German market is dominated by large retail companies which account for more than 75% of fruit and vegetable sales. Continue reading Germany: Fresh fruit and vegetable distribution

Horizon 2020: The 2016-2017 programme budget for actions in the agricultural sector is 774.5 million euros

Horizon 2020 budget for actions in the agricultural sector

The European Commission announced the actions and budgets of the EU research and innovation programme «Horizon 2020» in the area of food security, sustainable agriculture and forestry, marine and maritime and inland water research and the bioeconomy for the years 2016 and 2017. This programme includes a total of 38 actions aimed at four main sections, which are: the sustainable food security, the fostering innovation and business opportunities in agricultural production, the increase of organic food production and biomass and the development of fisheries. The budget of these actions for 2016 is estimated to be at 364.5 million euros and for 2017 at 410 million euros. In the near future the Commission will announce the final report, with the proclamation of every action and the selection criteria. Continue reading Horizon 2020: The 2016-2017 programme budget for actions in the agricultural sector is 774.5 million euros

The world olive oil production is expected to be increased and the Spanish to reach 1.2 million tonnes

world and the spanish olive oil production

The International Olive Council (IOC) announced the first forecasts for this year’s olive oil production (2015/2016). According to IOC the world olive oil production is expected to be higher (over 2.5 million tonnes) than that of 2014/2015 (2.2 million tonnes) but lower compared to 2013/2014 (3.2 million tonnes). Regarding the Spanish production, despite the problems of the high temperatures, it is expected to be increased by 40% compared to the previous year. Mr. José María Penco, an agronomist of the Spanish Association of Olive Municipalities (AEMO) talked about an increase of Spanish production, around to 1.2 million tonnes. Continue reading The world olive oil production is expected to be increased and the Spanish to reach 1.2 million tonnes

Vineyards in France, Spain and Italy are affected by esca and flavescence doree

Vineyards in France, Spain and Italy are affected

France is the first country in worldwide wine production, by sharing the 16% of world production and exporting wines worth nearly 7 billion euros per year. According to the French Institute of Wine (Institut Francais du vin), the 13% of the French vineyard are unproductive due to the infection of the vineyards during the last fifteen years. The epidemic affects almost all the vineyard in France, while it has also moved to Spain and Italy, countries with high global wine production too. Continue reading Vineyards in France, Spain and Italy are affected by esca and flavescence doree

WAPA: 5% reduction in European apple production

apple production europe

Apple production in the EU is estimated to be reduced by 5% in 2015 compared to last year. This was announced by the World Apple and Pear Association (WAPA), during the Prognosfruit 2015 Congress, held in the northern Italian city of Milan, in August 2015. According to the presented data, this year’s European production is expected to rise to 11.9 million tones, while in 2014 it stood at 12.5 million tones. Small decrease is expected for the Greek production as well, which is going to fluctuate at 238.000 tones (from 245.000 of the previous year) as recorded by the WAPA’s forecasts. In Poland, the largest EU producer country, this year’s production is expected to remain at the same with the previous year level (3.7 million tones). Continue reading WAPA: 5% reduction in European apple production

Signing of agreements between Greece and China for Greek exports of grapes, plums, cherries and oranges

agreements for greek exports china

After a concerted effort, the Greek Ministry of Reconstruction of Production, Environment and Energy sent via the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Commercial Attaché Office in Beijing) to the Competent Chinese Authority AQSIQ (General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine) the technical files relating to the initiation of procedures for export of four Greek fruit species to China. These fruits are grapes, plums, cherries and oranges. On that occasion AgroTypos contacted Mr. Daskalopoulos, the Commercial Attaché of Greek embassy in Beijing. Continue reading Signing of agreements between Greece and China for Greek exports of grapes, plums, cherries and oranges

Greek Fertilizer market dries up

Greek Fertilizer market

In recent days market is hardly provided with fertilizer, as banking restrictions have “frozen” the imports of raw materials and finished products. As a result of this the enterprises depend solely on their few stocks. Market agents believe that if this peculiar “economic blockade” of the country continues for another week, the first shortages in nutrition products will make their appearance on the market. Continue reading Greek Fertilizer market dries up

Good prospect for European fruits and vegetables in Asia

European fruits and vegetables export in Asia

The Zhumino International LLC, a United Arab Emirates (UAE) import fruit and vegetables company, is the leading importers and distributors of fruit and vegetables in the UAE. Zhumino International LLC has a large network of subsidiaries in India, South Africa, Philippines, Malaysia and recently in Greece. Continue reading Good prospect for European fruits and vegetables in Asia

IOC: Extra virgin olive oil prices in Spain, Italy, Tunisia and Greece

Extra virgin olive oil prices

The International Olive Council (IOC) presented the average international prices of extra virgin olive oils. According to data released by IOC the producer prices of Tunisia ranked third after those of Italy and Spain, from March to May 2015. Continue reading IOC: Extra virgin olive oil prices in Spain, Italy, Tunisia and Greece

Production of apricot in Europe is decreased with only exception Spain

Production of apricot in Europe

Turkey is the first apricot producer country in the world (17% of total production) followed by Iran and Pakistan, which are the second and the third respectively. According to forecasts of Europêch, made in Perpignan of France, in 2015 the European production of apricots is expected to be 509,570 tonnes (presenting a decrease of 3.7% compared to 2014).
Continue reading Production of apricot in Europe is decreased with only exception Spain

USA Legislation for trademarks

Legislation for trademarks in USA

Mr. Martin Schulz, the President of the European Parliament, seeing the danger of not having the majority resolution of negotiations for the Transatlantic Investment and Trade Agreement USA – EU (TTIP), he decided to cancel the debate in plenary on Tuesday (9/6/2015). The report now will be discussed in the competent Committee on International Trade of the European Parliament (INTA), which will decide whether it will be put to the vote in plenary of European Parliament again. One of the agricultural issues that is difficult to be resolved in the ongoing negotiations on the TTIP is the EU demand that the USA should recognize and protect the EU’s list of geographical indications (GIs). Continue reading USA Legislation for trademarks

Portugal: Farming Cooperatives play a key role in the creation of operational groups

Farming Cooperatives in Portugal

Mrs. Cátia Rosas, representative of Copa Cogeca Portugal’s ConfAgri, talked to AgroTypos about the effort made in Portugal for the creation of operational groups. These groups may be constituted by farmers, scientists and representatives of agri-food sector and may be financed through the new European Union (EU) programs. According to Mrs. Rosas “The group’s success depends on the willingness of its members to share their ideas and experiences”. Continue reading Portugal: Farming Cooperatives play a key role in the creation of operational groups

Exporting food products to Japan

export foods in japan

The 60% of Japan’s needs in food products or food raw materials are covered by imports. This percentage is expected to be further increased due to the ongoing aging of the rural population. The Japanese food market owns the second market share worldwide, and in Japan food goods rank the third place of imported products (by value). Continue reading Exporting food products to Japan

IOC disagrees with the establishment of the premium class olive oil

special category of olive oil under the name “premium”

Fοr the olive oil marketing programs and for the countries proceeding to new plantings of olive trees talked to AgroTypos Mr. Ender Gunduz, the Head of Administrative and Promotion Units at International Olive Council (IOC). He also mentioned the disagreement of IOC to the establishment of the premium class olive oil. On the 18th of February, the European Parliament (EP) submitted a proposal of the establishment of a special category of olive oil under the name «premium» to the European Commission. The «premium» olive oil should fulfill strict criteria regarding taste, aroma and nutritional value. Continue reading IOC disagrees with the establishment of the premium class olive oil

“Wines of Athens” association promotes abroad the white Greek “Savatiano”

greeks wine producers promote Savatiano

“Wines of Athens”, a wine-producers association, was established by five members, Mrs. Fragou, Mr. Papagiannakos, Mr. Kokotos, Mr. Mylonas and Mr. Markou. The pre-mentioned producers have as common goal and purpose to promote the white Greek wine “Savatiano” in foreign markets, as a strong brand name and the Attica vineyard as well. Attica vineyard, the largest vineyard in the country, is near Athens (capital of Greece) and maybe the oldest one being connected with ancient Athens. The “Wines of Athens” wineries are open to the public and organize tastings of their wines, which visitors could choose to buy on the spot. They are also trying to connect the wineries with archaeological sites of the area. Athens is the only European capital where the vineyards are within driving distance of it. Continue reading “Wines of Athens” association promotes abroad the white Greek “Savatiano”

Farmers in Crete of Greece are growing bananas in small scale

crete banana sold in athens

“Cretan bananas are a unique product in Greece. Until recently, about 80% of the production was directed to the local market in Crete. Now we are expanding to markets in Athens (capital of Greece).” said in an interview to AgroTypos Mr. George Lykakis, a banana producer from Arvi of the Municipality of Viannos in Crete island. Crete is an island at the southern tip of Greece. “The production is small and it is not worthwhile to sell it to restaurants and hotels, since it would have to compete with imported produce. So we are trying to sell either to cooperatives or individuals in public markets. At this time the producer price in Crete is around € 1.20 to 1.30 per kilo. The economic crisis has no impact to the Cretan banana.” Continue reading Farmers in Crete of Greece are growing bananas in small scale

Portugal: fruit and vegetable exports aiming at the reduction of country’s debt

market news fruits and vegetables

Portugal aims to double the value of its fruit and vegetable exports by 2020. Mr. Laurent Armaos, the Head of the Commercial Department of the Embassy of Portugal in Athens in an interview to AgroTypos said “Portuguese exports of fresh vegetable have increased by almost 26% in recent years (from € 780 million in 2010 to € 983 million in 2013). In 2014, the fruit and vegetable production in Portugal and the exports respectively recorded a further development”. Regarding the destinations of exportable products, Mr. Armaos reported that “the majority of exports are going to countries in Europe, South America and Africa, given the strategic geographical position of Portugal and its advantage of convenient access to maritime transport”. Continue reading Portugal: fruit and vegetable exports aiming at the reduction of country’s debt

The PDO registered pistachios from Megara of Greece are now exported abroad under the umbrella of the local agricultural cooperative

In 1993 the pistachios from Megara (in West Attica of Greece) were registered as a product with Protected Designation of Origin (PDO) in the EU. But according to Mr. N. Bouskos, the Agronomist of the Αgricultural Cooperative in Megara, who talked to AgroTypos “till 2014 pistachios from Megara have not been sold as PDO, since the producers in the region preferred to sell them to the traders by themselves. It should be noted that the relevant EU Regulation states that in order a product to be sold as PDO, it should be sold through the Cooperative. That’s why in 2014 we decided to act “dynamically” in the market and a high percentage of our producers were persuaded to sell their products to our Cooperative.” Continue reading The PDO registered pistachios from Megara of Greece are now exported abroad under the umbrella of the local agricultural cooperative

SAFE-BAG a new technology for decontamination of fruits and vegetables without chemicals is presented to AgroTypos

The SAFE-BAG project will develop a novel continuous in-pack decontamination system for fresh-cut fruits and vegetables to replace chlorine. Preliminary research conducted indicates that in-pack non-thermal plasma (an energetic ionised gas) can significantly reduce the microbial load of fresh fruits and vegetables. SAFE-BAG will advance this knowledge by carrying out further research to maximise potential benefits of this technology, in order to be validated in industry. Dr. Edurne Gaston Estanga, the Scientific Coordinator of the EU co-funded project SAFE-BAG that is in progress in Spain gave an interview to AgroTypos about this project. Continue reading SAFE-BAG a new technology for decontamination of fruits and vegetables without chemicals is presented to AgroTypos