Imported Greenhouse Tomatoes From Mexico Illustrate the Growing Diversity in Fresh-Market Tomatoes
Sarah Baskins and
Jennifer K. Bond
Amber Waves:The Economics of Food, Farming, Natural Resources, and Rural America, 2019, vol. May 2019, issue 04
Per capita U.S. availability of fresh tomatoes averaged 20.7 pounds per year in 2010-17, up from 12 pounds in the early 1980s. The rise is attributed to growing imports, largely from Mexico; changing demographics and tastes; and emerging protected-culture technologies, including greenhouses and hoop houses, which extend the growing season.
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