Tom Karst

Tom Karst

Trump is divisive as ever as growers wait for trade progress

President Trump is great for the pollsters, sparking intense passions from his supporters and his opponents.

FarmboxRX seeks to deliver produce as medicine

Aiming to dispense boxes of fruits and vegetables as medicine, FarmboxRX has partnered with insurance company Vibra Health to give free food boxes to elderly Medicare patients with diet and chronic-related illnesses.

Apeel avocados expand to Europe

Apeel avocados are now selling in Europe.

FDA provides flexibility to start routine inspections on small farms

The Food and Drug Administration is providing flexibility for when states may begin conducting routine inspections of small farms, the agency said.

FDA updates outbreak investigation of salmonella in Pennsylvania

The Food and Drug Administration and the Pennsylvania Department of Health are investigating an outbreak of illnesses caused by salmonella javiana in Pennsylvania.

Climate science report compels action, lawmaker says

With a considerable focus on agriculture, the National Council for Science and the Environment has published a comprehensive review of climate science research in selected public universities.

CPMA releases report on plastics in produce industry

The topic of plastic in produce packaging has been addressed in a big way by the Canadian Produce Marketing Association.

Shopper feedback strong on SweeTango variety apples

Recent in-store demos show strongly positive consumer feedback on the SweeTango apple’s taste, quality, value and convenience, marketers report.
Dec 05, 2019 by Tom Karst #Produce (General), #Apples

SmartWash Solutions celebrates billions of safe servings

After ten years and helping to protect billions of pounds of fresh-cut produce, SmartWash Solutions is celebrating its contribution to the produce industry.

Lemonade Day and Limoneira ink two-year charitable licensing agreement

Youth entrepreneurship group Lemonade Day and citrus supplier Limoneira Company have established a two-year charitable licensing agreement.