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Fresh Del Monte partnership to work on disease resistant bananas

- General News
Fresh Del Monte Produce Inc., through its subsidiary Del Monte International GmbH, has partnered with Queensland University of Technology, located in Brisbane, Australia, to lead innovation toward the development of disease-resistant bananas.

Ecuador sets banana export record in 2020

- International
Despite the pandemic, Ecuador managed to set a new banana export record reaching 380 million boxes in 2020.

Panamanian banana exports grew in 2020 despite the pandemic

- International
Panama’s banana growth last year couldn’t be slowed by a virus.

Ecuador is on track to set a new banana export record

- International

Ecuador exported more than 315 million boxes of bananas from January to October this year, representing …

What to expect in the banana market in 2021

- Analysis
An analysis of the banana market in 2020 show several volume spikes in the spring as retail adjusted to changing consumer demand early in the pandemic, but both wholesale and retail prices were fairly steady all year long.

Del Monte to sell off $100 million in land, facilities

- General News
Some of the properties up for sale include land purchased for potential agricultural projects, said Mohammad Abu-Ghazaleh - Chairman and CEO, during the company’s third quarter earnings report held Oct. 28.

An End to Banana Nostalgia

- Analysis
Did bananas taste better a hundred years ago? Many people believe so.

Mexican banana export value increases in first half of 2020

- International
According to data from the Ministry of Agriculture, Mexican banana exports totaled $141.1 million in the first half of 2020, reflecting a 1 percent year to year increase.

Dole updates plan to battle TR4 banana disease

- General News
Dole Food Company shared the company’s most recent update on its efforts to combat Fusarium Tropical Race 4, a plant disease that poses an existential threat to bananas, a major staple crop for much of the world.

Retail banana pricing is…bananas

- Produce with Pamela
When it comes to bananas, there’s a reason we use the word interchangeably with descriptions for insanity. It is nearly impossible to make sense of how this all continues to operate the way it does.