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Red Sun Hortitech’s Guacamole Recipe   INGREDIENTS 2 ripe avocados A pinch or two of salt and a dash of black pepper A squeeze of lemon juice ½ a red onion finally diced 1 ripe tomato chopped (remove the seed and pulp) A few drops of balsamic vinegar to taste *If you are feeling a…
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ORIGINAL ARTICLE : https://www.agtag.co.za/category/14/post/23071 The International Nut Council Congress (INC), recently hosted in Florida in the United States, once more highlighted confidence in the macadamia sector. Green Farms Nut Company (GFNC) attended the event. Over 1 300 industry leading delegates from over 60 countries from all aspects of the nut industry attended the event. Macadamia supply…
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ORIGINAL ARTICLE : https://www.bizcommunity.com/Article/196/742/192514.html According to a 2019 report from the European Union titled Opportunities for South African emerging farmers in the European sustainable market, even with a 4% global market footprint, South Africa is still punching far below the growing avocado demand, which has seen a steep increase in international market prices. Image Supplied. Against…
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ORIGINAL ARTICLE FROM : https://www.freshfruitportal.com/news/2019/05/30/south-african-avocado-export-forecast-up-eu-prices-decent/ With South Africa’s avocado season now well underway, the current forecast for exports is up from the initial estimate. In March, an early projection predicted the total export volume would be 30% lower than last year’s record, at 15.5 million cartons (equivalent to around 62,000 metric tons). Yet, as the season has…
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ORIGINAL ARTICLE FROM : https://m.engineeringnews.co.za/article/interest-growing-in-cultivation-of-plant-based-protein-alternatives-2019-08-23/rep_id:4433 Plant-based food is the new hi-tech agritech, with research and development investment in plant-based protein alternatives at a high, while infotech and biotech are leading the future advancements of food production and farming, says Tzaneen-based multi-accredited tree nursery Red Sun Hortitech MD Mark Hassenkamp. New and innovative products that deliver on…
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It is no secret that food security, health and sustainability are concerns around the world. The knock-on effect to this is the need to address hunger, lifestyle diseases and climate change. One of the primary considerations of this discussion is centred around changing how agriculture and farming are being done. Mark Hassenkamp, Director of Red…
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ORIGINAL ARTICLE : http://m.startribune.com/plant-based-food-sales-rose-11-in-2018-moved-beyond-niche-status/512780332/ U.S. sales of plant-based foods grew 11% last year as retailers increasingly put them on shelves next to their animal-based counterpart. The annual numbers show where the plant-based market has matured, such as alternative milks, and where it is just getting started, like plant-based eggs. The sales update, published by Good Food…
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ORIGINAL ARTICLE : https://www.agtag.co.za/category/14/post/23331 Global population is projected to reach over 10 billion by 2050. More than tripling from 2.5 billion 70 years ago. The food industry is the largest in the world and was valued at over a staggering 12 trillion U.S. dollars. Blue Horizon Corporation June 2019 Food security, health, sustainability and animal rights…
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