Producers of safe fruit and vegetables are still up against it in trying to eke out a respectable market share. Nearly 100 km from Hanoi, the safe tomato farm of the Green Technology JSC in Yen Khanh district, northern Ninh Binh province, regularly disposes of rotten tomatoes it has failed to sell. According to Chairwoman Ms. Le Thi Dung, the quantity of tomatoes produced often exceeds demand from distributors, with those being left over rotting after a few days. The issue not only faces Green Technology, as farmers in nearby Hai Duong province and Me Linh district in Hanoi also see large quantities of cauliflower and carrots go to waste, with oversupply also pushing prices down sharply. Increasing numbers of Vietnamese people are now willing to buy safe organic food but supply and demand is significantly out of balance at times, creating serious challenges for enterprises involved in safe agriculture. Ongoing difficulties The greatest difficulty for Ms. Dung … [Read more...] about Safe fruit & vegetables struggling to find favor
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Viet Nam earned some US$321 million from fruit and vegetable exports in January 2018, a year-on-year increase of 36.9 per cent, says the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD). China, Japan, the United States and the Republic of Korea remained the biggest importers of Vietnamese fruits and vegetables in the month. Other markets with strongly soaring fruit and vegetable imports from Viet Nam were Japan (69.3 per cent), the United Arab Emirates (56.3 per cent) and China (52.4 per cent). Viet Nam, meanwhile, imported $152 million worth of these commodities in January, of which fruits accounted for 76 per cent. MARD said the domestic fruit market saw great fluctuations, with a rise in the price of dragon fruit in the Mekong Delta region. The trend is expected to continue in the lead-up to the Tet (Lunar New Year) festival. Prices of star apple and jack fruit also climbed up, reaching VND15,000 (US 7 cents) and VND43,000 ($1.9) per kg, due to increasing demand for these two … [Read more...] about Fruit, vegetable exports up 37% in January
Talk Around Town Fruit and veg, too much of a good thing? by Du Van Nga Many of us have come to believe that eating healthier means eating lots of fruits and vegetables. There’s no question that natural foods are better for your body than refined foods like cookies and chips, but some research suggests that eating too much fruit can actually be a bad thing. A lot of the fruit that is grown today is much higher in sugar than it would be in the natural environment. Have you ever tasted a wild blueberry? How about a wild apple? On their own, they are delicious, but they aren’t nearly as sweet as modern day varieties. Over thousands of years, humans have cultivated fruit to be larger and sweeter than its wild predecessors through hybridisation. But since sugar from fruit is natural, you should be able to eat as much as you want, right? This question is best posed to fruitarians – people who eat nothing but fruit, including nuts and seed-bearing fruits like tomatoes and … [Read more...] about Fruit and veg, too much of a good thing?
The Hanoitimes - South Korea has invested US$2.6 million on a fresh vegetable project in the northern province of Quang Binh, Cho Weon Dae, director of the Korean Project of International Agriculture (KOPIA) has revealed. The four-year project began in December 2011, Cho said during the 2012 Korean Food Festival currently taking place in Hanoi.“Besides developing products that are safe for Vietnamese consumers, we also plan to produce other potential vegetables to supply to Korean agricultural distributors,” he said.There are 11 kinds of clean and safe fruits and vegetables being grown in the project, including chili, potato, tomato, onion, and cucumber.“For those which yield high productivity, we will not only consume them in Korea and Vietnam, but also export to Japan, Taiwan, and the US,” he announced. BTA … [Read more...] about Korea grows fresh vegetables in Vietnam
VietNamNet Bridge - Eighty kg pumpkins, a banana tree with 150 bunches or tomatos weighing 1kg are giant fruits planted in Vietnam. Giant pumpkins weighing 80 kg each of Mr. Le Huu Phan in Da Lat City, Lam Dong province. This variety comes from the US. Banana tree with 150 bunches of Mr. Tran Thanh Hai, in Village 4, Ea Kao commune, Buon Ma Thuot City. The bunch is more than 2m long. A giant banana variety, a specialty of Cau Ke District of Tra Vinh province. Each banana weighs between 0.5 - 1 kg, about 35-40 cm long. A giant wax gour of … [Read more...] about Photos: Giant fruits, vegetables in Vietnam