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A Sampling of Greece’s Wonderful Bounty of Fruits

When it comes to fruit, Greece offers among the best anywhere on the globe, with an assortment of fresh fruits that is second to none. Fruit, full of antioxidants, vitamins, and fiber, not only helps to detoxify the body, it...

Female Greek Farmer Makes a Name from Chios to Maldives

Her love for her homeland and determination to create a pioneering business on her native island of Chios have opened the doors to unimaginable international potential for young Greek farmer Argyro Koutsouradi and her rapidly growing, organic aromatic herb...

A Sampling of Greece's Wonderful Bounty of Fruits

When it comes to fruit, Greece offers among the best anywhere on the globe, with its assortment of fresh fruits and juices which is second to none. Both rich in fiber and vitamins, these wonders of the earth also...

Fur Farming in Greece: Cruelty or Commerce?

By Heini-Sofia Alavuo Earlier this summer Greek Reporter told how Greece’s Ministry of Culture and Sports had turned down the domestic fur industry’s proposal to join an international cultural heritage list. The approach was dismissed unanimously, since fur farming is not...

Harvest of 'Krokos' Saffron Begins in Kozani, Greece

Farmers in the rural area of Kozani, northern Greece, have started harvesting krokos, the local saffron produced by the crocus flower. Krokos are one of the most important products of the region and has been cultivated for decades. Hundreds of farmers in...

Smart Gardening: No soil? No Problem!

Giannis Panagiotakis, a hydroponics guru in Greece, has the method to produce vegetables and fruit without soil. The 30-year-old Greek studied at the Department of Applied Mathematics at the University of Crete, however his studies did not stop him...

Fruits Deemed 'Superfruits' are Increasingly Being Produced in Greece

The cultivation of superfruits in Greece now covers over 700 hectares. Superfruit is a marketing term first used in the food and beverage industry in 2005. The fruits may have nutritional significance due to their nutrient content, antioxidant value or...

Young Farmers Receive Financial Aid

The Greek government has launched a new program for young people wishing to live in the Greek countryside and become involved with agriculture and farming. Greece's national file for EU agricultural funds has allotted young farmers upwards of 400 million euros over the next six...

Escargot de Crète: Greece's Snail-Farming Success Story

If you think snail-farming is a laughing matter then think again. Forget the image of our parents or grandparents hunched outside after the rain to collect snails – Charalambos Kiagias has raised snail farming to another level by taking...