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We have been reviewing The Packer’s most-viewed stories throughout the year, and you can find links to all of the previous posts on this topic here.

The U.S. Mexico tomato trade tensions were making their presence felt in May, and the readership stats back that up.

Let’s dive right in to look at top performers from May:

EWG releases 2019 ‘Dirty Dozen,’ ‘Clean 15’ lists

Mexican tomato agreement done, duties kick in

UPDATED: H. Brooks & Co., J&J Distributing acquired, renamed

Mexican tomato growers reject U.S. proposal, file lawsuits

Sun World steps away from farming to focus on genetics

Officials find $18.5 million in drugs in carrot shipment in Texas

Celery prices holding strong near $40 per carton

FDA calls for ‘New Era of Food Safety’

Del Monte vegetable trays linked to salmonella outbreak



Here are consumer media stories from May worth noting:

Bananas are getting cheaper. That low price comes with hidden costs.

50 years from now, what will be for dinner?

No Fun: Americans Mired In Boredom 131 Days A Year, Survey Finds

Trade wars hit the grocery store: Avocado, tomato prices could skyrocket, thanks to U.S.-Mexico tensions



Google search bar; fruits and vegetables

Here is a look-in at what consumers were searching for related to fruits and vegetables in May. Diet and weight loss seemed to be major themes

Category: All categories
fruits and vegetables: (01/05/2019 - 31/05/2019, United States)


  • Fruit
  • Vegetable
  • Eating
  • Food
  • Diet
  • Produce
  • Nutrition
  • Protein
  • Meat
  • Carbohydrate
  • Vitamin
  • Ketogenic diet
  • Apple
  • Organic food
  • Grocery store
  • Calcium
  • Protein
  • Fat
  • Genetically modified organism
  • Delivery
  • Banana
  • Calorie
  • Can
  • Serving size
  • Refrigeration



  • Refrigeration
  • Washing
  • Mineral
  • Starch
  • Rainbow
  • Weight loss
  • Lunch
  • Fasting
  • Harvest
  • Organic farming
  • Glucose
  • Large intestine
  • Bacteria
  • Dairy product
  • Shade
  • Sodium bicarbonate
  • Cutting
  • MyPlate
  • Laundry detergent
  • Chemical substance
  • Protein
  • Grocery store
  • Delivery
  • Can
  • Calcium