Food safety

Arctic apple Q&A: Expect more GMO apples in the pipeline

By |April 1st, 2015|

Okanagan Specialty Fruits plans to submit more GMO apple varieties for deregulation within the year.

Growers urged to join stewardship project

By |March 24th, 2015|

Agriculture in Washington has not been affected by growth management regulations—yet.

Health Canada approves Arctic apples for growth and sale

By |March 20th, 2015|

Health Canada has approved two varieties of Arctic apples, Arctic Granny Smith and Arctic Golden Delicious, for growth and [...]

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    Fryhover: USDA’s Arctic apple decision means differentiation and education will be imperative

Fryhover: USDA’s Arctic apple decision means differentiation and education will be imperative

By |February 17th, 2015|

The recent approval by USDA of the Arctic apple brands wasn’t unforeseen by our industry. We have been preparing [...]

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    Corr: Was USDA’s GMO decision a black cat crossing America’s orchards?

Corr: Was USDA’s GMO decision a black cat crossing America’s orchards?

By |February 17th, 2015|

To hear some critics tell it, the government’s decision Friday the 13th to deregulate a GMO apple was bad [...]

Beating the odds

By |January 20th, 2015|

Packing lines should be designed with more concern about food safety, says fruit grower and packer Warren Morgan.

Washington Growers League meets Jan. 22 in Yakima

By |January 13th, 2015|

The Washington Growers League will hold its 2015 Annual Meeting and Labor Conference on Thursday, January 22 from 8:00 [...]

Good Point: That unwashed grape

By |November 26th, 2014|

FSMA is another example of how a good idea (here, improved food safety for consumers) is forged into a federal law with little understanding by legislators of the complexities of the actual situation.
  • Agriculture officials from China visit an apple packing line in Yakima, Washington on September 16, 2014. The officials met with Northwest growers and packers regarding export protocol compliance.(Courtesy Bob Bishop, USDA Trade Specialist)
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    Reopening of Chinese apple market is welcome news for growers

Reopening of Chinese apple market is welcome news for growers

By |November 25th, 2014|

Industry grateful as biggest apple crop ever prepares to ship.

Not all consumers opposed to GMOs

By |November 24th, 2014|

How to measure the activism and attitudes regarding GMOs.