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Pete Pappas & Sons relocates, expands

09/02/2014 6:01:00 PM
Pete Pappas & Sons Inc. has moved to a renovated 120,000-square foot facility in Jessup, Md., allowing the company to expand product categories beyond its core lines of tomatoes and berries. ... Full story

Food safety regulations will change industry, Brackett says

08/26/2014 7:38:00 AM
CHICAGO — The U.S. Food and Drug and Administration’s new food safety regulations aren’t the only changes facing fresh produce marketers, but the coming rules likely will be the most far-reaching, Robert Brackett believes. ... Full story

ThePacker Podcast

04/17/2014 1:01:00 AM
Listen to podcast episodes from ThePacker.com. Updated weekly! ... Full story

GM potato approved in Europe : How did that happen?

03/07/2010 12:49:53 PM
Europe has approved a GM potato. Though not for food use - the potato will produce high quality starch - the event seems to promise a new era for GM crops in Europe. As an article in Treehugger.com asked  "How Did a Genetically Modified Potato Gain Approval in Europe?"

From Treehugger:


After a 13-year battle, the largest chemical company in the world, BASF won approval from the European Commission to begin commercially growing a genetically modified potato for industrial use. Many onlookers were more than a little surprised by the decision considering the Commission's formerly skeptical approach to GMOs. The decision has incited fury amongst harsh critics which included Italy and Austria who fear a health disaster.


The EU decision comes about a month after India halted the release of its first GM food crop -  the Bt Brinjal,  an insect resistant eggplant variety. ... Full story

The great green pepper ‘mango’ mystery

02/07/2014 10:07:00 AM
My grandparents were born in 1935 — the same year as Elvis and Julie Andrews — and grew up in a small town in southeast Kansas. ... Full story

Earthbound Farm contest celebrates anniversary

09/02/2014 10:55:00 AM
Earthbound Farm is celebrating its 30th anniversary with an online quiz and contest. ... Full story

Sweet Tomatoes promotes new quinoa salad

08/20/2014 11:38:00 AM
Sweet Tomatoes and Souplantation restaurants are promoting a new quinoa and feta salad, available through the end of August, to provide consumers with fresh and trendy ingredients, said Kari Nagel, a spokeswoman for the San Diego-based soup, salad bar and bakery concepts. ... Full story

Putting the focus on what you need to succeed

08/29/2014 10:25:00 AM
Tim Riley is the Newark, Del.-based Produce Marketing Association’s current board of director’s chairman. ... Full story

Marketers work to broaden sweet potatoes’ appeal

08/21/2014 12:41:00 PM
Holidays are still the most popular time to promote sweet potatoes, but companies are working to expand use year-round. ... Full story

Fun times at QPMA 2014

08/27/2014 10:04:00 AM
The 67th annual Quebec Produce Marketing Association convention took place Aug. 21-23 at Fairmont Le Manoir Richelieu, Charlevoix, Quebec. Cyntia David covered the event for The Packer. ... Full story
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