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Strawberry Production in Post-Methyl Bromide World

Parting is such sweet sorrow. Said no conventional strawberry farmer in California, ever. In 2016, the powerful soil fumigant methyl bromide–a chemical strawberry farmers relied on for decades–was finally phased …

Friday Wrap: 6/19/15

The UC Food Observer chooses a handful of important stories for you to read as you finish your work week. On the menu, in no particular order: a sardine fishery …

Friday Wrap: 3/13/15

UC Food Observer chooses a handful of important stories for you to read as you finish your work week. On the menu, in no particular order: growing coffee and avocados …

Mexico’s berry trade is booming

Mexico is the world’s third-largest exporter of berries: blueberries, raspberries, blackberries and strawberries. Less than two decades ago, the industry didn’t even exist. Now it employs more than 100,000 people …