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Food Cost Indexes for Low Income Households and the General Population

Food Cost Indexes for Low Income Households and the General Population Food Cost Indexes for Low Income Households and the General Population by Noel Blisard, David Smallwood, and Steve Lutz, ERS. Technical Bulletin No. 1872. The results of this study indicate that the Consumer Price Index (CPI) has not systematically overestimated or underestimated the food […]

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Whether a pinch or a dash, it adds up to a growing U.S. spice market – includes related article on market segment for seven types of spices – Food Sector Caters to Diverse Tastes – Cover Story

Whether a pinch or a dash, it adds up to a growing U.S. spice market – includes related article on market segment for seven types of spices – Food Sector Caters to Diverse Tastes – Cover Story – Industry Overview Peter J. Buzzanell The United States is the world’s largest consumer and importer of spices. […]

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Food Cost Indexes for Low Income Households and the General Population

Food Cost Indexes for Low Income Households and the General Population Food Cost Indexes for Low Income Households and the General Population by Noel Blisard, David Smallwood, and Steve Lutz, ERS. Technical Bulletin No. 1872. The results of this study indicate that the Consumer Price Index (CPI) has not systematically overestimated or underestimated the food […]

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Market development programs help expand U.S. high-value agricultural exports – nonprice export-market promotion programs; U.S. Dept. of Agriculture’s Foreign Market Development Program and Market Promotion Program

Market development programs help expand U.S. high-value agricultural exports – nonprice export-market promotion programs; U.S. Dept. of Agriculture’s Foreign Market Development Program and Market Promotion Program – includes related articles Karen Z. Ackerman If the legislative bodies of 116 countries follow the recent U.S. congressional approval of the Uruguay Round agreement of the General Agreement […]

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their importance in the American diet

Fruit and vegetables: their importance in the American diet Joanne F. Guthrie Fruit and vegetables play an important role in the American diet. They are good sources of many essential vitamins and minerals, low in fat, and high in dietary fiber and complex carbohydrates. Encouraging fruit and vegetable consumption is a major emphasis of the […]

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U.S. Food Supply Providing More Food and Calories

U.S. Food Supply Providing More Food and Calories Judy Putnam All three major per capita food supply measurements–food available for consumption, nutrients available for consumption, and the food supply adjusted for spoilage and other losses in the home and marketing system–suggest that Americans in the 1990’s are consuming more food and several hundred more calories […]

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Export promotion programs help U.S. products compete in world markets

Export promotion programs help U.S. products compete in world markets – Export Market Development Promotions Karen Z. Ackerman Global competition for consumer food dollars is fierce. Governments and agricultural producers from many countries fund and implement sophisticated export promotions costing hundreds of millions of dollars. The mix of government and industry involvement differs by country, […]

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Less packaging and more recycling reduces waste

Less packaging and more recycling reduces waste – minimizing the amount of packaging to reduce quantity of waste Robert F. Testin Less Packaging and More Recycling Reduces Waste Minimizing the amount of packaging is one way to reduce the quantity of waste landfilled. Prior to the 1980’s, virtually no package designer would have made a […]

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Have high-intensity sweeteners reached their peak?

Have high-intensity sweeteners reached their peak? Peter Buzzanell High-intensity–also called low-calorie or artificial–sweeteners are increasingly being used in a wide range of “diet” foods and beverages. In fact, their growth has firmly established them as a third major sweetener option, along with sugar and corn sweeteners. The high-intensity sweeteners approved for use in the U.S. […]

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A Dietary Assessment of the U.S. Food Supply – Brief Article

A Dietary Assessment of the U.S. Food Supply – Brief Article – Statistical Data Included A Dietary Assessment of the U.S. Food Supply by Linda Scott Kantor, ERS. Agricultural Economic Report 772. Most American diets do not meet Federal Food Guide Pyramid dietary recommendations. On average, people consume too many servings of added fats and […]