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Survey reveals potato consumption habits, favorite attributes

A survey commissioned by Little Potato Co. found that 55% of Americans rank potatoes as their favorite comfort food.

UC Davis: Avocado promotion programs have increased demand

A study commissioned by the Hass Avocado Board found that promotion programs have been a worthwhile investment for producers and importers of the fruit.

Blueberry health benefits reviewed

The weight of evidence that points to the health benefits of blueberries is substantial, and a recent paper outlines what is known so far.

United Fresh releases report on summer, winter trend data

Pineapple, collard greens, plant-forward kebabs, parsnips and grapefruit are either trending now or will be soon, according to the latest United Fresh Produce Association’s “Fresh Insights for Foodservice” report.

AgroFresh VP joins USDA-backed advisory council

Ann Beaulieu, vice president of research and development and regulatory at Philadelphia-based AgroFresh Solutions, will join an advisory council focused on improving access to nutritious foods and reducing food waste.

Wonderful Pistachios launches new flavors to no-shell category

Los Angeles-based Wonderful Pistachios added two new flavors to its Wonderful Pistachios No Shells offerings: chili roasted and honey roasted.

Cal Poly Strawberry Center continues to expand

The Cal Poly Strawberry Center at San Luis Obispo continues to expand, both physically and in the research and programs it provides.

New Commerce proposal shows promise, Florida tomato group says

A new Department of Commerce proposal for a tomato suspension agreement with Mexican tomato growers is a “good starting point” to resume negotiations, according to the Florida Tomato Exchange.

Research review shows eating produce improves life expectancy, quality

PBH commissioned a wide-ranging review of research on produce and how consuming it affects health outcomes, and among the results of the review are that eating more produce reduces chronic disease risk.

Can potatoes ease anxiety and depression?

Fresh Solutions Network, supplier of Side Delights potatoes and onions, is one of many fresh produce companies promoting recent research that shows a link between more vegetables and a better state of mind.