Tropical Storm Franklin makes landfall in Mexico

According to cnn.com By Keith Allen and Michael Guy: Tropical Storm Franklin made landfall on the eastern coast of Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula late Monday, according to the National Hurricane Center. Franklin moved inland with maximum sustained winds of about 60 mph. A hurricane watch is in effect for the Mexican coast, ranging from Puerto de […] Read More

Cardenas aims to become largest Hispanic retailer in U.S.

 According to supermarketnews.com; by Dan Orlando:   The newly formed Cardenas Markets LLC intends to add between 5-10 stores per year going forward. It’s strategy that may establish it as the Hispanic market front-runner. “We’ve grown 50% in just the last six months,” said John Gomez, the company’s CEO. “We’re going to be the largest Hispanic, not […] Read More

Greenhouses in the Arctic Will Reduce Food Insecurity in Canada’s North

According to motherboard.vice.com by SAMAR WARSI: In Nunavut, in Canada's Arctic, shoppers pay $12.44 for for a kilogram of celery, almost four times more than the $3.38 national average, and $6.90 for a kilogram of potatoes. It's just one of many examples of food inaccessibility in the region, which severely affects 18.5 percent of Nunavut households, a problem the […] Read More

Medical marijuana company buys a Westbrook Greenhouse for $7.3M

According to niagarathisweek.com: The medical marijuana business is booming across Canada, with cannabis growers finding deserted spaces — including former manufacturing facilities and greenhouses — and converting them into a multimillion-dollar industry. It’s a divisive issue. While many see the employment and economic potential, there is also a group who don’t want to see such facilities […] Read More

Japanese investor to take part in greenhouse construction in Yakutia

According to russianconstruction.com; The Japanese bank for International Cooperation (JBIC) intends to finance the construction of the second and third stages of the “Sayuri” all-year greenhouse complex As Head of Yakutsk, Aisen Nickolaev, told journalists today, the Government and the Parliament of Japan are presently considering the financing of this project by Japanese Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC).The second […] Read More

SunSelect Brings FairTrade Certification to California Greenhouses, Edith Gubiotti Comments

According to andnowuknow.com by Jordan Okumura; While achieving the certification could have compelling commercial implications—especially with recent research indicating that more than two thirds of the shopping public now recognizes the Fair Trade seal—Gubiotti points to what matters most: The difference the certification is making in the lives of SunSelect’s labor force.   SunSelect's Tomatoes on the […] Read More

New carbon-capturing membranes may reduce greenhouse gas emissions

According to upi.com By Brooks Hays:  Scientists in the Netherlands have developed a promising new membrane material to filter CO2 emissions. Researchers believe the new ceramic, ion-conduction membrane will help curb greenhouse gas by trapping CO2 and converting it into fuel, though it may not be ready for commercial adoption for a few more years. […] Read More

fresh strawberries account for 80% of the total strawberry production in North America valued at $2.6 billion annually

VANCOUVER, British Columbia,July 17, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Affinor Growers (CSE:AFI) (OTC:RSSFF) (Frankfurt:1AF) (“Affinor” or the “Corporation”) is pleased to provide our shareholders with a summary of the Company’s accomplishments in the past year and Affinor’s  plans for the current year. Affinor's fiscal year end was May 31, 2017. Our ultimate goal continues to focus on becoming […] Read More

Wendy’s Introduces New Strawberry Mango Chicken Salad

The healthy, convenient solution for Canadians looking to simplify their summer BURLINGTON, ON, July 17, 2017 /CNW/ - Nearly three-quarters (72%) of Canadians say they're looking for shortcuts to make their lives easier during the summer months, according to a recent survey commissioned by Wendy's® Canada. Wendy's has the perfect solution with their craveable summer salads that use fresh, […] Read More

Police find 400 pounds of marijuana in cars made in Mexico

According to sent-trib.com; WARREN, Ohio (AP) -- Authorities say more than 400 pounds (181 kilograms) of marijuana has been found in 15 new cars made in Mexico and shipped to Ohio and Pennsylvania to sell. A drug task force in Ohio's Portage County was called to a Ford dealership this week after a service department employee […] Read More