PMAC weekly update 14th August


PMAC weekly update 7th to 14th August

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  1. Government agencies: WTO Notifications
  1. New Zealand News:  $6.5m to support Cambodian horticulture; Port of Tauranga is biosecurity hero; Taxing water an issue for us all; Horticulture NZ on water policy: "let’s not do this" Horticulture NZ responds to freshwater discussion; Irrigation New Zealand chairwoman Nicky Hyslop and Labour's proposed water tax; Weather brings 49% profit slump for T&G Global; Name change for New Zealand’s top performing sector; NZ orange harvest delayed by cool wet weather; New Zealand to ship first persimmons to China; Significant investment will enable massive expansion for Timaru apple business, owners say; Kiwi olive growers facing tough times; McCain plant improves energy efficiency; Kiwifruit growers tell their Psa devastation stories at compensation court hearing; Fruit cheaper, veg more expensive in NZ; One Plan to be changed amid fears of farm closures and $15 cabbages; New investment to maximise kiwifruit sales in Australia; Food Integrity under the microscope; Sterile moths for a disruptive conference
  1. International news: GAIN reports; Impact of Brexit on the European fruit and vegetable industry; US agriculture hardest hit by Trump's Trade Pullout; Freshfel headlines; US: New Food and Farm Facts Book on sale; US: Per capita fresh vegetable availability continues to grow; SDA no longer speaks about "Climate Change"; Which horticultural plastics can be recycled and where?; Canadian eco labels make their way to NZ and AU; China’s e-commerce floral market in 2017: an analysis; Food packaging chemical found to increase onset of chronic disease; Broccoli beneficial for the respiratory system; Avocados & spinach can boost cognitive skills in your 30's says study; How robots will feed the world