Before we knew the focus of the latest foodborne illness outbreak shifted to jalapeño peppers, possibly exonerating tomatoes, Western Growers asked FDA to lift the advisory on tomato consumption. Prior to that, the grower group also urged the House Committee on Agriculture to hold hearings on the Salmonella outbreak. “The collateral damage inflicted on thousands of innocent producers in this country by FDA blanket ‘advisories,’ such as with spinach and tomatoes cannot go unchallenged,” said Tom Nassif, president and CEO of Western Growers.
February 18, 2017Sustainability Is a Growing Factor in Wine Purchasing
California Sustainable Winegrowing Alliance updates certification program, shows sustainability is important part of wine trade. Read More
February 17, 2017How Precision Agriculture Is Helping Farmers Win Over Consumers
New Florida-based organization is seeking to break down barriers between farmers and shoppers by providing a platform to not only show what is grown, but how it's grown. Read More