It’s unlikely that 19th century Irish novelist Margaret Wolfe Hungerford was gazing at a banana when she wrote, “beauty is in the eye of the beholder,” but the well-worn adage is especially true when it comes to bananas.Any produce retailer who’s peered longingly into a case of the sunny-hued fruit, hoping for a very particular shade of yellow green, can confirm that what constitutes a perfect fruit specimen to one p...

Just when you thought the controlled environment agriculture hype was winding down, San Francisco-based vertical farming company Plenty Unlimited Inc. secures its largest investment to date.The indoor ag startup procured $400 million in a Series E financing round, led by One Madison Group and JS Capitol, that includes Walmart and existing investing partner SoftBank Vision Fund 1 in January 2022.Leaders from Walmart a...

Seedless, easy to peel and offering citrus segments bursting with a sweet tang balanced perfectly with acidity — it’s easy to swoon over the hybrid mandarin variety known as Sumo Citrus. In season from January to April, it’s simple to spot in a citrus lineup because of its distinctive topknot that rests atop the large, bumpy orange fruit like a messy bun.Originally cultivated in Japan in the 1970s by a single grower...

Tucked in mesh or plastic bags next to other sturdy fall vegetables like cauliflower and broccoli, Brussels sprouts are a fall staple and holiday menu must-have that can be overlooked other times.It’s a shame, because these understated orbs will repay a little inspired merchandising and culinary thoughtfulness tenfold. A bit of effort with Brussels sprouts can result in gorgeous displays and delicious, versatile side...

The Food and Drug Administration released its 600-plus page Food Traceability Final Rule on Nov. 15, 2022. The weighty tome outlines the FDA’s additional record-keeping requirements for manufacturers, processors, packers and shippers of foods on the FDA’s Food Traceability List, which includes fresh produce staples. Foods subject to the final rule requirements were determined based on factors Congress identified in S...





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