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4/15/2014 12:00:00 AM
Frieda's Inc. wants "to change the way America eats fruits & vegetables" with a scary new campaign. The "Eat One Fruit a Day That Scares You" challenges shoppers to put more specialty fruits such as dragon fruit and mangosteens into their shopping carts and on their plates at restaurants, according to a news release.

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4/14/2014 12:00:00 AM
Americans are twice as likely to get food poisoning from food prepared at a restaurant compared with food prepared at home, newly published data from the Center for Science in the Public Interest shows. Read more on the findings from this Packer article.

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4/10/2014 12:00:00 AM
The latest survey shows the Sunshine State producing fewer oranges, tangerines and tangelos. On April 9, the USDA reported the state's total orange production declined 4% from the previous month but dropped 18% compared to last year's production. Read more on production from this Packer story.

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4/9/2014 12:00:00 AM
The California Department of Food and Agriculture has placed the southern part of San Luis Obispo County under quarantine after one Asian citrus psyllid was trapped in Arroyo Grande. Read more details of the quarantine from this Grower article.

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4/8/2014 12:00:00 AM
Blooms are popping open in California citrus groves, putting on a show with one of the strongest flowerings in recent memory. But farmers caution the early showing doesn't necessarily translate into a large crop at harvest. Many variables come into play-and growers say an adequate water supply is their biggest concern right now. Read more on the concern from this AgAlert article.

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4/7/2014 12:00:00 AM
Consumers know that fruits and vegetables are good for them, true, but perhaps they don't understand the truly profound health benefits of a diet rich in fresh produce. Read more on the health benefits from this Packer article.

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4/4/2014 12:00:00 AM
More than 9 out of 10 citrus growers attending a recent citrus show said citrus greening and the insect that spreads it are their top concerns. Read more on the concern for the pest from this Grower article.

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3/31/2014 12:00:00 AM
Official estimates for the Florida citrus crop have been readjusted downward for all major categories, except for Valencia oranges and tangelos. Read more on the estimates from this Fresh Fruit Portal article.

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3/28/2014 12:00:00 AM
The value of U.S. vegetables and melons grew 14% in 2013, despite lower production. Sales of 24 leading vegetable and melon crops totaled $11.4 billion last year, while production fell 5%, to 414 million cwt. Read more on production and sales from this Packer article.

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3/28/2014 12:00:00 AM
The U.S. is still the dominant supplier of fruits and vegetables to Canada, but the newest trade statistics show Mexico, China and a few other countries are growing their market share. Read more on their growth from this Packer article.

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