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fdaThe U.S. Food and Drug Administration is amending a regulation that authorizes a health claim on the relationship between dietary saturated fat and cholesterol and the risk of coronary heart disease (CHD) to expand the use of the claim to certain raw fruits and vegetables that were previously ineligible to make the claim. Source - FDA publication Date - 23/12/2016

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is amending a regulation that authorizes a health claim on the relationship between dietary saturated fat and cholesterol and the risk of coronary heart disease (CHD) to expand the use of the claim to certain raw fruits and vegetables that were previously ineligible to make the claim.

AvocARADThe market for avocados, around the world, continues to increase, bringing a lot of new opportunities for avocado producing countries. Avocado demand has exploded worldwide, largely due to the fruit's much publicised health benefits. Israeli farmers are also set to strike it big from the fad, thanks to demand for the fruit in Europe. Source - Freshplaza Publication Date - 23/12/2016

airflo6British Prime Minister Theresa May, has ended weeks of speculation in the beginning of October, revealing that she would trigger article 50 and launch formal Brexit talks with EU leaders, before the end of March 2017. The timing means the UK looks set to leave the EU by summer 2019. Source - Freshplaza Publication Date - 23/12/2016

agrobot01"In the past few years, as people become more familiar with farming robots, the applications for these machines are increasing. Compared to the same period last year, the sales of farming robots have increased from 80% to 100%," says Mr. Peng Gang from Botian Automation Technology in Suzhou. Source - http://www.agr-point.com Publication Date - 22/12/2016

PeperoniStock01A startup, based out of California, has developed a new organic and invisible film which they claim could increase the shelf life of produce by up to five times. Source: www.grubstreet.com Date - 19/12/2016

freshcuttConsumer spending for the holidays is up an estimated 10 percent this year. But amid plenty, hunger remains, particularly in Ohio. “One of the biggest misperceptions I’ve seen about hunger in Ohio is that people think it occurs only in very poor households,” said Pat Bebo, director of Community Nutrition programs for Ohio State University Extension. Source - Ohio State University Publication Date - 19/12/2016