SOURCE: Susan Marais, Farmers Weekly Despite improved producer prices, pineapple farmers are feeling the pinch of rising input costs. Former Agricultural Writers South Africa’s farmer of the year Fred Visser, owner of Gwanzi Queen Pineapples near Hluhluwe in KwaZulu-Natal, told Farmer’s Weekly that the plastic covering for the plants andContinue Reading

SOURCE: Glenn Taylor, Sourcing Journal Nextevo is putting an unconventional spin on sustainable fibers and yarns, turning to pineapples as the source of its spun fabric with the help of local farmers in Thailand and Indonesia. The material producer, established in June 2019 and headquartered in Singapore, blends ready-to-spin fibersContinue Reading

SOURCE: wvua23 The U.S. government ordered the destruction a $15,000 shipment of pineapples from Costa Rica after agriculture inspectors in Mississippi found butterfly larvae that they said could be harmful. U.S. Customs and Border Protection said in a news release Monday that inspectors from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, AnimalContinue Reading

SOURCE: Ida Lim, Malay Mail Coconut was what Malaysians ate the most in terms of weight in 2020 out of 14 fruits included in an official study, with the second being durians. In the Department of Statistics Malaysia’s (DOSM) report released today, the per capita consumption or the yearly individualContinue Reading

SOURCE: Charissa Luci-Atienza, Manila Bulletin The Department of Science and Technology-Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development (DOST-PCAARRD) officially kicked off the implementation of the Niche Centers in the Regions for R&D (NICER) for Queen Pineapple through the Accelerated R&D Program for Capacity Building of ResearchContinue Reading

SOURCE: India Science Wire, Down to earth Pineapple-based agroforestry, traditionally practiced by ethnic Hmar tribe in southern Assam, can be a sustainable alternative to jhum cultivation in northeast India. This traditional practice can provide twin solutions for climate change and biodiversity loss, according to a new study. The study wasContinue Reading

The world’s largest producer of fruit and vegetable has partnered with a vegan textile startup to upcycle its fruit waste into vegan leather. The Dole Sunshine Company has announced its partnership with plant-based startup Ananas Anam who has created the innovative vegan pineapple leather Piñatex. The collaboration is part ofContinue Reading