Looking back at 2019, what stories have resonated with readers of The Packer the most?

It’s a relatively simple matter to sift and sort such statistics, and here is a look at January’s top news articles. If time allows, I’ll review each month of 2019.

In any case, I’ll take on on the first month of 2019 today.

The Packer in January:

Court action filed to stop new H-2A wage rates

California’s Uesugi Farms closes operations

Satur Farms recalls spinach, mesclun over salmonella concerns

Mission Produce rolls out Hazel Tech avocado program

Number one is no surprise on the list of top states for produce

Retaliatory tariffs hitting apples hard, report says

Dietitians declare blueberries, beets among top superfoods for 2019

Whole Foods joins recall of baby spinach from New York

Tom Nunes V named president at The Nunes Co.

E. coli outbreak over, but not the investigation into romaine

Consumer media pieces that caught my eye in January 2019:

Reawakening chili genes could serve up spicy tomatoes

Supermarkets should have aisles for local produce Tories suggest

Eating Home-Cooked Meals Without TV On Significantly Lowers Obesity Risk, Study Finds

Lidl to stop using black plastic fruit and vegetable packaging

Human diet causing ‘catastrophic’ damage to planet: study

Having just 5 to 10 servings of fruits and vegggies daily may cut diabetes risk: Study

Food recalls up 10 percent since 2013 as foodborne illnesses kill 3,000 Americans a year

Now Your Groceries See You, Too

Ridiculous Study Claims Brexit Will Kill 12,000 Brits


Google Trend Searches for fruits and vegetables - January 2019

Category: All categories
fruits and vegetables: (01/01/2019 - 31/01/2019, United States)


  • Vegetable
  • Fruit
  • Eating
  • Food
  • Diet
  • Carbohydrate
  • Protein
  • Low-carbohydrate diet
  • Vitamin
  • Calorie
  • Marketplace
  • Serving size
  • Nutrition
  • Dietary fiber
  • Nutrient
  • Ketogenic diet
  • Human body
  • Weight loss
  • Grain
  • Meat
  • Fat
  • Risk
  • Hybrid
  • Juicer
  • Lettuce



  • Risk
  • Hybrid
  • Juicer
  • Lettuce
  • Gastrointestinal tract
  • Amino acid
  • Protein
  • Allergy
  • Fructose
  • Refrigeration
  • Pesticide
  • Baking
  • Hybrid fruit
  • Phytochemical
  • Calcium
  • Depression
  • Preventive healthcare
  • Preschool
  • Antioxidant
  • Whole30
  • Low-carbohydrate diet
  • Marketplace
  • Carbohydrate
  • Calorie
  • Vitamin


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