February 1999 Issue

Fruits And Vegetables: Do We Import Problems Or Are They Homegrown?

Mexican cantaloupe for breakfast? Guatemalan raspberries for dessert? Even in the dead of winter, warm-weather fruits and vegetables are now commonplace in American supermarkets, thanks to produce shipped here mostly from south of the border. But are we importing trouble? When we think of food poisoning, the culprits that first come to mind are eggs, chicken and ground beef. But, more and more foodborne illnesses are being traced to fresh produce-some of it

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