Here’s a selection of the latest news from horticulture experts from all over the world
Growers share and take care of those in needTHE NETHERLANDS | Koppert Cress fights #nowaste by reaching out to chefs
"I am stuck with tens of thousands of boxes of fresh cress," says Rob Baan of Koppert Cress. This Dutch company is wholly focused on the hospitality industry. A sector that is all but entirely shut down due to the measures taken to curb the spread of the coronavirus. "Our sales have dropped by 86%. We are going to open a Cress Drive-In. Chefs and other interested parties can come and collect goods. We’re also going to have promotions to support chefs. There is a massive brigade of chefs that now has nothing to do. They have a huge desire to work. We are going to make our kitchen available. These people can come over and experiment endlessly with cress. They can use them in pesto and vinegar."
HELP! Het doet ons veel pijn om goed product weg te moeten gooien en heel veel pijn om onze eindgebruikers (chefs/restaurants/horeca) in deze positie te zien. Heb je ideeën of hulp nodig? Stuur WhatsApp (06-12 04 41 85) of een privébericht! #nocresstowaste #cresschallenge pic.twitter.com/Dx6f1vZESZ— Koppert Cress (@koppertcress) March 18, 2020
Coronavirus creates high demand for fruits and vegetablesAUSTRALIA | Mr. Ipsen, West Australian food bowl of Manjimup
"This season has been really good … with the latest impacts with coronavirus and health issues, vegetables are a vitamin pill themselves."