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Red state and blue state fresh produce preferences nearly the same, survey says

Supporters of both political parties are nearly identical in their love of fruits and vegetables, a new survey shows.

Industry votes to drop frozen fruit from Mango Promotion Board

The National Mango Board will no longer promote frozen mangoes after a recent vote, in which a majority of importers of the frozen fruit rejected participation in the board.

Genome project brings citrus industry closer to stopping greening

Researchers from California and Florida reached a milestone in the in the search to develop a citrus greening-resistant tree by sequencing the genome of a plant that’s closely related to citrus trees.

Pace International presents annual Postharvest Academy

Pace International is presenting its Postharvest Academy through a series of web seminars on a range of topics affecting apple, citrus, cherries and pears.

PMA to expand content offerings with more research, training courses

The Produce Marketing Association plans to increase its value for members in the coming years by significantly expanding its content offerings, incoming chairman Dwight Ferguson said Oct. 15 at PMA’s Fresh Summit.

Survey reveals consumer fears of second wave of COVID-19

A survey of more than 2,000 U.S. consumers found more that 85% reported paying more for groceries during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Enza Zaden identifies ‘highly resistant’ gene to tomato virus

Vegetable breeder Enza Zaden, based in The Netherlands, has identified a gene that resists the Tomato Brown Rugose Fruit Virus (ToBRFV).

Cinco de Mayo, other spring holidays, lift hass avocado sales

Led by Cinco de Mayo sales that reached a four-year high, hass avocado retail sales for holidays in the second quarter of 2020 hit record highs.

Wonderful Pistachios promotes plant-based proteins to dietitians

Wonderful Pistachios, Los Angeles, is presenting a web seminar to promote plant-based protein.

Heightened COVID-19 concerns drive more produce retail sales growth

Fresh produce dollar sales at retail remained elevated more than 10% above year-ago levels in late July as more consumers reported worrying about the coronavirus pandemic.