Canadian and Chinese Bakery Industry Representatives Meet in Toronto

More than 16 Chinese bakery-industry companies and their 14 Canadian counterparts discussed food innovation and trade relations between Canada and China recently in Toronto. “We hope to introduce the Canadian ingredients into the food processing industry in China; it will bring innovation to the industry and help the industry to expand … market share in China,”

China’s Blueberry Industry Continues to Show Robust Growth

China’s domestic blueberry production has ballooned in recent years. History of the industry goes back to 1983, with large scale production taking off since 2000. A recent prominent company merger between Golden Wing Mau and Joyvio has underlined the popularity of the fruit: Joyvio is one of China’s largest blueberry producers and owns farms in

Argentina to Supply China with Alfalfa Hay, Pet Food, and Bovine Embryos/Semen

Argentina’s Minister of Agriculture Carlos Casamiquela met on Monday [14 September 2015] with visiting Deputy head of China’s General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine (AQSIQ) Zhang Qinrong. The two leaders signed a protocol for Argentina to export bales of alfalfa to China and made modifications to three existing agreements, allowing Argentina to export

China Tells Lithuania to Cluster Agricultural Suppliers for Better Market Penetration

During a meeting with Lithuania’s Deputy Economy Minister Rasa Noreikiene, representatives of China said that they see Lithuania’s potential in the areas of logistics, high technologies, and agriculture, however, according to them, Lithuania is too small a country for local companies to try to penetrate the Chinese market separately, thus, cooperation of companies is very

Parent Company of Lenovo Computers Invests in Blueberry Cultivation and Sea Cucumber Harvesting Around Dalian

Dalian is improving the lives of farmers by supporting the introduction of modern agricultural methods and the traditional cultivation of trepang, a type of sea cucumber. Xianrendong, the major source of the city’s water, used to be a low-income area because no industry was allowed in order to protect the environment. Blueberries are now being

US Frozen Cranberries, Frozen Blueberries, and Frozen Strawberries Get Easier Access to China

Thanksgiving in the US means cranberry consumption – about 20 percent of all US cranberry consumption is done during the holidays – and a new certificate issued to US cranberry growers means that the red berry will have an easier time making it to China as well, where demand for cranberry has grown dramatically in

China to Become World’s Largest Blueberry Producer and Consumer

China will soon become the world’s largest blueberry consumer and producer, said industry leaders. Andres Armstrong, chairman of the International Blueberry Organization, told the 2014 International Blueberry Congress on Friday, in Qingdao, Shandong province, that China will overtake the United States in the near future. Armstrong, who is also executive director of the Chilean Blueberry Committee,

British Columbia Expects Blueberry and Cherry Exports to China to Rise after Signing MOUs in Shanghai

Canada and China signed a few memorandums of understanding at the ministerial level to push ahead trade and investment in agriculture, Canadian Agriculture and Agri-Food Minister Gerry Ritz said in Shanghai on Friday [20 June 2014] following his visits in Beijing and Guangzhou “The MOUs set the foundation for future cooperation, and point out what

Greenhouses in Tianjin to Grow Blueberries, Cherries, and Jujube Fruit

Residents of Binhai New District, Taiping Town in Tianjin City (near Beijing) normally would be only able to buy blueberries at supermarkets, but this summer it’s going to be different. Residents of Binhai will be able to hand pick the blueberries themselves and taste the blueberries at their freshest when the First Blueberry Orchard in

Mexican Berry Exports to Hong Kong Get a Boost Thanks to New Air Route

Cathay Pacific’s recent launch of a direct cargo flight from Guadalajara to Hong Kong has delivered a timely boost to Mexico’s burgeoning berry exports, and new impetus for a range of the country’s other fresh produce export lines. Launched last October, the twice-weekly freighter service departs Guadalajara for Hong Kong each Thursday at 03:55 and