A CONFERENCE and working demonstration on pure fruit juices and syrups was held at the University of Bristol Research Station (which is associated with the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries) on March 23. More than a hundred visitors attended the conference. The conference comprised four papers dealing with various aspects of fruit products developments. Prof. B. T. P. Barker, the director, referred to the association of the Long Ashton Station with fruit products research since its inception as a Cider Institute. The production of apple jelly and the pulping of soft fruits by the cold sulphur dioxide method were contributions made by the Station during the Great War period, and in more recent years the Station had commenced a comprehensive investigation into the whole question of the utilization of surplus and low grade fruit.