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Irradiation of Produce Imports: Small Inroads, Big Obstacles

Peyton Ferrier ()

Amber Waves:The Economics of Food, Farming, Natural Resources, and Rural America, 2011, 8

Abstract: 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.

Keywords: Food; Security; and; Poverty (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2011
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DOI: 10.22004/ag.econ.121097

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