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The food industry responds to consumers’ pesticide fears

The food industry responds to consumers’ pesticide fears Eileen Van Ravenswaay The Food Industry Responds to Consumers’ Pesticide Fears Recent opinion polls on food safety conducted by the Food Marketing Institute and the Good Housekeeping Institute indicate that three out of four Americans are concerned about pesticides in food. At the same time, consumer groups […]

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Supermarkets seek growth in foodservice

Supermarkets seek growth in foodservice Charlene C. Price Having dinner at your local grocery store? Hiring the supermarket down the street to cater a wedding? These choices may sound strange, but they indicate some of the many new developments in food retailing. Foodservice (dispensing prepared meals and snacks for on-premise or immediate consumption) has become […]

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The U.S. Watermelon Industry.

The U.S. Watermelon Industry. – book reviews The convenience of smaller watermelons that fit in the refrigerator, seedless varieties, and off-season availability has given renewed vigor to a previously declining industry. Since 1980, sales have increased at a steady 3 percent per year. Before 1980, the U.S. watermelon industry appeared locked in decline. Production and […]

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The globalization of food marketing

The globalization of food marketing – includes related article Charles R. Handy Food marketing is going international. Around the world, food processors, wholesalers, and retailers, as well as foodservice firms, are looking to foreign nations to expand their markets. The U.S. food processing firm, Borden, for example, operates 44 of its 183 plants in foreign […]

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Europe 1992: implications for food and agriculture

Europe 1992: implications for food and agriculture – includes related article on EC governing bodies David Kelch Europe 1992: Implications for Food and Agriculture The 12 members of the European Community (EC) have embarked on an ambitious and historic program to eliminate national borders between their countries by the end of 1992. The goal of […]

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Rethinking world agricultural policies

Rethinking world agricultural policies Matthew Shane Rethinking World Agricultural Policies In April, industrialized countries – under the auspices of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) – agreed to substantially revise agricultural policies that distort trade. The agreement, a historic first for agriculture, was possible because economic conditions have changed so much over the […]

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Food expenditures

Food expenditures – includes related article James Blaylock Food Expenditures Food and beverage expenditures in the United States totaled $515 billion in 1989, 6 percent more than in 1988. Individuals and families accounted for $421 billion of the total, up 6 percent from 1988. Sixty-one percent of personal food expenditures went for food to be […]

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U.S. dairy markets since 1970

U.S. dairy markets since 1970 Sara D. Short U.S. Dairy Markets Since 1970 Although milk and dairy product prices are influenced by a Federal price support program, market prices are not determined in a vacuum, void of effects exerted by supply and demand conditions. Prices received by farmers, processors, and marketing firms and prices paid […]

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Current trends in domestic food programs

Current trends in domestic food programs Masao Matsumoto Current Trends in Domestic Food Programs The Federal government spent $4.83 billion in the third quarter of fiscal 1988, up from $4.68 billion in the same quarter of 1987, according to preliminary data from the Food and Nutrition Service. Costs for most programs increased because of higher […]

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Options for making animal products part of a leaner diet

Options for making animal products part of a leaner diet Lewrene K. Glaser Options for Making Animal Products Part of a Leaner Diet Animal products–meat, fish, dairy products, and eggs–provide Americans with food energy (calories), protein, and many essential vitamins and minerals. However, they have also been implicated as a major source of fat and […]