The tomato issue

It was the tomato that left its mark on the meeting at Sochi between President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Russian President Vladimir Putin. It was announced that the two leaders were able to reach a consensus on a complicated and critical matter like Syria but were not able to agree on the one issue on tomatoes.  

Commissioner Hogan describes Teran decision as reasonable compromise

Asked about different interpretations of the Commission's decision to allow Croatian wine producers to use the name of Teran even though Slovenia had secured protected designation of origin (PDO) status for it, Hogan said there "may be a misunderstanding over the use of the Teran name referring only to a grape variety".

Bulgaria to Host Vine and Wine Congress Next Year

The government of Bulgaria has approved the country's move to host a world congress and assembly of vine growers and wine producers at the and of May and early in June.

The forum will give huge publicity to Bulgarian wine and to Bulgaria itself as a wine-producing country, the cabinet has said in a statement.

Bulgaria to Host 40th World Congress of Vine and Wine

Bulgaria will host in parallel the 40th World Congress of Vine and Wine and the 15th General Assembly of the International Organisation of Vine and Wine (OIV) next year, the country's Agriculture Ministry has announced.

The decision was taken by a vote of OIV member states at a meeting of the organisation's Executive Committee in Paris on Saturday.

Make your own fruity Viagra!

You can make your own natural sexual Viagra by mixing some common fruits. All you’ll need for this formula is a watermelon and a lemon. Watermelon includes citrulline and lycopene, two molecules that are considered aphrodisiac. Start by chopping a watermelon and using a juicer to get about 1L of watermelon juice. Next, pour the juice into a saucepan.

The phantom of the phoenix

The phoenix of the fruit world must definitely be the banana. Just like the legendary miracle bird reborn from its ashes, a banana tree is reborn from its own roots every year. In reality, a banana tree is not a tree; it is only an enormous herbaceous plant, its trunk being a sturdy stem to carry the flowering head.