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Florida senator assails ‘sewage garlic’

- Analysis
The use of human waste in Chinese produce has been brought to the nation’s attention by Sen. Rick Scott (R-FL).

IFG wins landmark plant variety infringement case in China

- General News
International Fruit Genetics, LLC (IFG), the world's largest table grape breeder, which boasts 48 patented table grape varieties and 10 patented sweet cherry varieties, is pleased to announce that a plant variety right infringement case in Yunnan, China has concluded in IFG’s favor.

Golden Medal Mushroom recalls enoki mushrooms due to possible health risk

- General News
Golden Medal Mushroom Inc. of Los Angeles, CA is recalling all cases of its 200g/7.05-ounce packages of Enoki Mushrooms, lot #300511, product of China, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.

Fresh from the field update: Vanguard China Fuji apple season

- General News
With many external hurdles to navigate, 2020 was a disappointing season for Chinese Fuji apples.

The Biden administration’s view of trade

- General News
Just as Joe Biden brings a dramatically different approach to the U.S. presidency than Donald Trump, so he does when it comes to trade.

U.S. ginger imports surge in 2020

- International
The United States is the world’s largest importer of ginger, in part due to the high prices for this commodity in the domestic market and also because of the beneficial properties against COVID-19.

Mexican banana export value increases in first half of 2020

- International
According to data from the Ministry of Agriculture, Mexican banana exports totaled $141.1 million in the first half of 2020, reflecting a 1 percent year to year increase.

Mystery seeds baffle nation

- Featured
What could be wrong with getting free seeds in the mail?

Chile reaches historical cherry export record

- International
Through the setbacks brought on by the pandemic, Chilean cherries reached historical levels during the 2019-2020 campaign, with China being a main consumer.

U.S. blueberry exports allowed into China

- General News
China will allow imports of U.S. blueberries, according to a notice on its customs website.