Tom Karst

Tom Karst

Researchers create new crop from wild tomato

Researchers from Brazil, the U.S. and Germany have created a new crop from a wild plant within a single generation using CRISPR-Cas9, a modern genome editing process.

Packer 25 — James Rogers

The route that James Rogers took to the produce industry is as unconventional as anyone.

Packer 25 — Charles Hall

Armed with a slow Southern drawl and a quick mind, Charles Hall has a singular focus on the needs of Georgia growers.

Packer 25 — Todd Fryhover

Todd Fryhover has done it all.

Packer 25 — Peter Leifermann

Peter Leifermann remembers working in the foodservice sector in Atlanta in the 1990s when importers were flying in hass avocados from Chile and mangoes in South Florida were priced at $15 per carton.

What’s the matter with carrots?

What’s wrong with carrots?

Fresh Del Monte reports loss, despite higher sales

Bigger sales in value-added produce failed to offset lower selling prices for bananas and other fresh produce in the latest quarter for Coral Gables, Fla.-based Fresh Del Monte Produce Inc.
Oct 30, 2018 by Tom Karst #Produce (General), #Bananas

Import berry season begins for Crystal Valley Foods

Miami, Fla.-based Crystal Valley Foods has begun imports of blueberries for the 2018-19 season. 

Demand for H-2A guest workers continues to soar

Fueled by a tight supply of legal farm workers, the number of H-2A temporary agricultural workers certified soared by more than 20% in the past year.
Oct 29, 2018 by Tom Karst #Produce (General), #Labor

PSSI looks to real-time data monitoring for insights

Already a big player in meat and poultry facilities, Packers Sanitation Services Inc. is seeking to expand its footprint in the fresh produce world with real-time data monitoring of its sanitation services.