Food safety concerns hurt melons in acreage competition

06/01/2012 10:25:00 AM
Melissa Shipman

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Mark Arney    
Orlando, FL  |  June, 02, 2012 at 08:32 AM

The word "melon" is used in this article's headline and within the text of the article. Research shows that most people associate "melon" with watermelons. The watermelon industry, and rightly so, is trying to distance itself from the crisis that has befallen the cantaloupe industry. By nature of its smooth skin, watermelons are less susceptible to the growth of pathogens than cantaloupes. We hope that The Packer's reporter's will refrain from using the word "melons" in future articles on this topic.

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