Irradiation of Produce Imports: Small Inroads, Big Obstacles
Peyton Ferrier ()
Amber Waves:The Economics of Food, Farming, Natural Resources, and Rural America, 2011, 8
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)
References: Add references at CitEc
Citations: View citations in EconPapers (1) Track citations by RSS feed
Downloads: (external link)
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.
Export reference: BibTeX
RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan)
Persistent link: https://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:ags:uersaw:121097
Access Statistics for this article
More articles in Amber Waves:The Economics of Food, Farming, Natural Resources, and Rural America from United States Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service Contact information at EDIRC.
Bibliographic data for series maintained by AgEcon Search ().