Monthly Archives: January 2016

New dietary guidelines released by U.S.

On 1/7, the United States released its new dietary guidance, Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2015-2020 . These guidelines are considered a resource for science-based recommendations to improve Americans’ diets, reduce obesity, and prevent chronic diseases. As in past iterations, the guidelines call on … Continue reading


Tropical fruits list high on 100 best foods to eat list

Excerpts from an article on the MSN Health and Fitness website written by Jessica Mattern for Redbook 1 out of 100 Avocado The guac staple is rich in monounsaturated fats, the good fats that keep you full and help your heart. … Continue reading


GM papaya could spur Florida production, Brooks not buying it

Article in the 1/18/16 The Packer written by Tom Karst Florida has very limited commercial papaya volumes now, but University of Florida researchers say genetically modified papaya varieties designed to resist ringspot virus could spur grower interest. The U of … Continue reading


Tropical fruit brings excitement to produce

excerpts from an article in the January 2016 edition of Produce Business written by Bob Johnson Mangos are mainstream, papayas are ready to emerge and the possibilities are endless. In some areas of the country papayas already rival mangos, at … Continue reading


Chinese New Year is a golden opportunity to promote produce

Excerpts from an article in the January edition of Produce Business written by Carol M. Bareuther 5 How-tos 1. Identify your target audience(s) – Asian and non-Asian shoppers are both target markets. “Focus on your Asian customers and non-Asian customers … Continue reading