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Fruit imports law implementation delayed in Bahrain

The implementation of a 12-year-old law on fruit and vegetable imports that has never been properly enforced has been delayed until after Ramadan. Under the law, which was enacted in 2003, importers are obliged to provide the auth

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Bahrain’s Premier urges tighter controls on fruit imports

Bahrain’s Prime Minister has ordered tougher measures at entry points on imported fruit - especially watermelon. He instructed authorities to intensify inspection campaigns in markets and take samples for lab tests, said a r

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Chile to showcase dry fruit and nut products at Gulfood

Chile is set to present its dry and dehydrated fruit and nut export products at leading Middle Eastern food fair, Gulfood 2015, in Dubai, UAE, next month. The country is the sixth biggest producer of unshelled walnuts and the seco

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Al Foah showcases Emirati dates at Abu Dhabi fest

Al Foah Dates Factory is showcasing a unique inheritance of dates at the Sheikh Zayed Heritage Festival 2014 in Abu Dhabi, which will run till December 12. The fruit is being grown and packaged locally as a legacy of the UAE&rsquo

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Del Monte showcases healthy options at Gulfood

Del Monte Fresh Produce Company, a leading producer and distributor of fresh fruit and vegetables in the Middle East, Africa and Europe, is showcasing its range of healthy eating solutions on the go at Gulfood 2014 which started today (February

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Bahrain’s fruit, vegetable market down 60pc

Instability since February last year has driven away as much as 60 to 70 per cent of the fruit and vegetable business at the Manama Central Market, said a senior representative of Bahrain's agriculture sector. Chronic conditions in the

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Vegetable prices drop 30pc in Bahrain

Vegetable and fruit prices in Bahrain have decreased up to 30 per cent as a result of improving weather conditions in exporting countries, particularly Saudi Arabia, Jordan and Lebanon, according to a leading trader. Ridha Al Bustani, who

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Edible Arrangements to open Oman unit

Edible Arrangements, a leader in hand-sculpted, fresh-fruit arrangements, has announced plans to open its first outlet in Muscat as part of its Gulf expansion plans. The Omani outlet is one of seven new Edible Arrangements franchises to op

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ME sees surge in fruit, vegetables import

The import of fresh fruits, vegetables, plants and flowers into the Middle East region continues to witness a steady growth with Dubai alone importing Dh5.3 billion worth of products, said a government official. Abdulla Mohammed Rafia, as

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Plea to protect palm trees in Bahrain

An urgent plea has gone out to protect palm trees, one of the iconic symbols of Bahrain. Environmentalists are calling on authorities to implement existing laws that protect green land and palm trees. They also want decision-makers

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