These hearty greens are popular among most all demographic groups. The likelihood of a spinach purchase slipped two percentage points from last year.


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FDA affirms irradiation for lettuce, spinach


The Food Drug Administration has rebuffed consumer groups, stating that lettuce and spinach may be irradiated to eliminate pathogens and extend shelf life.

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Downy mildew threatens organic spinach prospects


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Market Scope - Spinach — F.o.b.s as of April 21


CENTRAL COAST, CALIF. — Shipments (4-12-11) — Movement expected about the same. Trading early fairly active, late fairly slow. Prices lower. Cartons bunched flat 24s mostly $16.35-18.65. Quality generally good.


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