Top Search engine stories this morning
The efficacy of rinsing fruits and vegetables – To use rinse water only or water and soap is the question…
Wal-Mart changing stores to appeal to customers – Coverage from Oklahoma on Wal-Mart’s remodeling project for Neighborhood Markets, including more graphic signage in produce departments...
Grocery aisle relief – Coverage from Florida on deflation at grocery stores
Red flags and alarm bells about our lifestyle – Coverage from Ontario that says only 1 in 8 kids eats recommended levels of f/v
TK: But there is some dissent. The report says "the plan has been questioned since it was discovered that a number of large producers were included among the small farmers." Oh, to be a small farmer. I’m afraid the ultimate goal of all producers, given the “halo” that local food has and the anticipated weightier regulatory burden for larger commercial growers, is to somehow fit in the “small farmer” category. This also appears to be the case in Costa Rica.
Under the heading "join the fun".....
Social Media Update: 257 members of the linkedin.com Fresh Produce Industry Discussion Group
@Tckarst Twitter followers: 770
Google Fresh Produce Discussion Group: 218 members and three new topics today