SOURCE: wvua23 The U.S. government ordered the destruction a $15,000 shipment of pineapples from Costa Rica after agriculture inspectors in Mississippi found butterfly larvae that they said could be harmful. U.S. Customs and Border Protection said in a news release Monday that inspectors from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Animal
SOURCE: Gro-Intelligence California’s avocado harvest is drawing to a close, and prices for Mexican avocado imports, which represent the bulk of supply in the US, are skyrocketing. Just since July 1, prices have doubled for the larger, 48-count Mexican avocados to $62.25 per case, which is 10% above the five-year
SOURCE: Anne Ewbank, Atlas Obscura California’s deadly, damaging wildfires worsen by the year. The state’s naturally dry landscapes, parched by a changing climate, have turned into tinderboxes. A stray match or lightning strike has the capacity to incinerate forests, fields, and neighborhoods. Last year saw a summer and fall of
Researchers in the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa’s College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources, IntelinAir, Inc. and Columbia University are investigating whether remote sensing and computer vision can help pineapple growers carry out regular inspection of the field and automated counting of flower intensity.
SOURCE: Deb Kiner, Penn Live Del Monte Fresh Produce has created the Pinkglow Pineapple that is now available in stores including right here in Pennsylvania. The Pinkglow, Del Monte said, is “juicier and sweeter” than a traditional pineapple and has a pink interior. Is it time to rethink the piña
SOURCE: Tom Karst, The Packer Bananas remain America’s favorite fruit, but growth is slow at the top. U.S. banana imports from August 2019 to July were 5.12 million metric tons, up less than 1% compared with the previous year. By value, the U.S. Department of Agriculture reports banana imports totaled
SOURCE: Astrid Van Den Broek, Freshplaza As the imported rambutan season gears up, questions remain around what demand might look like once the fruit arrives in the marketplace. Marc Holbik of Miami, Fl.-based Ecoripe Tropicals notes that the company launches its 2020 rambutan season from Guatemala in the first week
SOURCE: LA Times The coronavirus outbreak has transformed the way the world eats. There is no trend, exactly, other than this: People want comfort. They also want to eat their way to stronger immune systems. They’re stress baking, but they’re also eating healthier foods than they would have at restaurants.
SOURCE: Ryan Finnerty, Hawaii Public Radio With hotels, restaurants, and farmers largely shuttered, demand for fresh, local produce has plummeted. The loss of revenue puts future harvests at risk. Local farmers are experiencing a cash crunch, according to Brian Miyamoto, director of the Hawaii Farm Bureau. He says a wide
Source: Annika Durinck, Freshplaza The International Pineapple Organization is a market driven organization with the purpose of bringing together the minds of the pineapple industry. They encompass the whole of the pineapple sector – each step of the supply chain for fresh, cut, and dehydrated pineapple as well as pineapple