Should It Be Soft or Firm? A Guide to Choosing Fruit and Veggies at the Supermarket

Growers make great efforts to produce attractive and nutritious fruits and veggies. Modern companies must streamline processes, not only to increase efficiency, but also to increase the overall quality and nutrition of the produce once it reaches market. Gilberto Salazar Escoboza, head of Videxport, one of Sonora, Mexico’s premier produce growers, knows the importance implementing

When Is the Best Time for Grapes?

Respected gourmet, food, and wine magazine Saveur painted a perfect picture of table grapes, poetically describing them thus: “Table grapes are nature’s candy: firm little ovals, they burst with a satisfying crunch as you bite into them, quickly melting away to a soft, juicy pulp.” However, the incredible flavor of grapes reaches superlative levels at

Food Certifications and What They Mean

Access to a global food market broadens our palates and provides additional nutritional resources. However, not all regions have established food safety practices. People in first world nations are used to buying food that is wholesome and safe, trusting the government to prohibit harmful food products. Still, some people avoid foods produced in other countries

What Is a (Good) Sustainability Plan?

With increasing concerns about climate change, governmental agencies and individual agricultural producers now look for greener food production plans aimed at decreasing our “carbon footprint” on the world. The Agriculture Sustainability Institute at the University of California, Davis explains the sustainability concept as bringing together three main objectives: “environmental health, economic profitability, and social and