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As more restaurants and businesses close and consumer anxieties rise, do consumers need to be worried about contracting COVID-19 from their groceries? Experts say that there is no evidence that fresh produce (or any other foods) can transmit the coronavirus.

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Disease management requires staying one step ahead of bacterial and viral threats. The 2020 growing season poses many risks to globally significant produce – your best defence against the changing face of crop disease is staying informed by the latest research and being equipped comprehensive organizational data on your produce. Below are some of the most topical diseases for major crops like citrus, bananas, tomatoes, potatoes and apples.

How can the agricultural sector successfully incorporate sustainable, green practices? As the clock ticks on widely known climate change ‘deadlines’, the day to day realities involved in executing efficient, profitable food production continue. Regardless, the need for a huge shift in reducing industry waste is critical to addressing environmental limitations. Improving packaging throughout the supply chain means reducing single-use plastics, developing viable biodegradable and recyclable alternatives from sustainable sources, and limiting the amount of packaging materials required to safely transport produce and food products from farm to table.

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