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Festival of Fresh Fruits and Vegetables: A 16th edition 2.0 under the sign of sharing
The Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Festival is an event organized by Interfel, in France, to bring together professionals for a week of the fresh produce sector. The event will be held on social media from the 12th to the 21st of June, 2020.
This year, the festival is reinventing itself to offer a 100% digital edition and still convivial. For 16 years, the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Festival has been going towards families as a bridge to (re)discover the pleasure of cooking and eating fresh fruits and vegetables.
Strawberry sales take a hit
Not all fruits are seeing a positive effect of the lockdowns in many countries. Consumers appear to be choosing products with a longer shelf-life, which has significantly hit demand for strawberries across Europe at the peak of the season in the Mediterranean region. As a result, prices are falling as consumers switch to citrus, apples, and kiwifruit. There is currently a large volume of fruit available in Italy, Greece and Spain.
AREFLH requests EU assistance for fresh produce sector
The Assembly of European Fruit, Vegetable and Horticultural Regions (AREFLH) has called on EU Commission President Von der Leyen to implement exceptional measures to respond to the consequences of the coronavirus health crisis.
Numerous member regions and their producer organisations met by videoconference on Wednesday 25 March to prepare a joint document to request the establishment of support measures for European producers of fruits and vegetables.
Rutabago ensures delivery throughout France of its 100% organic meal-preparation boxes
The young company Rutabago is working to ensure the delivery of its healthy products during the Coronavirus pandemic. The message is: Don’t panic! There will be something for everyone! Deliveries are guaranteed for all the customers in four corners of France.
Paris to get world’s largest rooftop farm
Call for ban on organic greenhouse production out of season
The National Federation of Organic Agriculture, the Climate Action Network, the Nicolas Hulot Foundation and Greenpeace have launched a petition to the French Minister of Agriculture and Food to more strictly supervise the heating of greenhouses in organic farming and prohibit the production of organic fruits and vegetables out of season.