The Southeast blueberry industry is at a crossroads as it looks to modernize with more accurate tracking, improve its fruit varieties and find ways to deal with approaching market saturation and increasing imports.
According to the North American Blueberry Council 2016 Crop Report, as of Oct. 31, North Carolina had produced 34 million pounds of blueberries last season. The full season numbers for 2015 were 36.9 million pounds.
Food waste in the United States is an issue of growing concern and awareness. New projects are underway to divert food scraps from landfills and give them a "second act" by serving as animal feed. The recent