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Foreign Fruits and Vegetables

Source: U.S.D.A. Economic Research Service

The New York Times has published a thoughtful pieces on the pros and cons of eating imported fruit and vegetables, pivoting around one stunning statistic:  imports have been rising steadily for decades, and now more than half of the fresh fruit an  a third of the fresh vegetables consumed in the US come from other countries. Among the reasons are: improved trade infrastructure, deregulation, more demand for fresh produce year-round, the influence of immigrants’ tastes on the US consumption patters (e.g. avocados and mangoes). Almost half of the imported fruit comes from Mexico, some 15% from Chile. (source)

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