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Irradiation of Produce Imports: Small Inroads, Big Obstacles

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  • Ferrier, Peyton Michael

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Fruit and vegetable imports to the U.S. have been growing, but fumigation, 25 the main treatment for quarantine pests on fruit and vegetables, faces an uncertain regulatory climate.Irradiation can act as an alternative treatment for foodborne pests, but it requires labeling and large investments in facilities. Though some consumers remain wary of the process, irradiated specialty products have gained a foothold where few alternative treatments are available.

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Article provided by United States Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service in its journal Amber Waves.

Volume (Year): (2011)
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Keywords: Food Security and Poverty;

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