A Symbiotic Relationship & Food Seizure

A Symbiotic Relationship & Food Seizure

A Symbiotic Relationship & Food Seizure plus Food Forethought. I’m Greg Martin with today’s Northwest Report.

Both apples and pears are currently being harvested and it could be that strong apple prices may give a boost this season to the prices of their pome fruit cousins. Economist Agnes Peres.

PERES: Because pears and apples are harvested around the same period during the fall they sort of compete each other and because we are looking at very tight supplies for apples the early season prices for apples have been strong so this has somehow tempered like the downward push on pear prices. We expect the pear crop to be larger.

And she says they expect the higher prices for apples to help bolster the lower prices for pears.

At the request of the FDA, U.S. Marshals seized food products held at the food storage and processing facility of Dominguez Foods of Washington, Inc., in Zillah, Wash., on Sept. 30 following an FDA inspection of the facility that found evidence of widespread and active rodent and insect infestation in the facility’s warehouse and processing area. The food products were not named but the U.S. Marshals seized the products, and requested that the Court condemn and forfeit the food to the United States.

Now with today’s Food Forethought, here’s Lacy Gray.

There’s synchronized swimming, walking, and skating, but synchronized eating? Eating foods when they are in season can be considered synchronized eating within nature’s cycles. Researching what foods are harvested when, and creating separate menus for spring, summer, fall, and winter will help you to include the right fruits, vegetables, and yes even meats for those particular times of year. And while eating locally is a commendable and preferable food choice, in today’s global market we as consumers are not restricted to those alone, we can include on our dinner tables foods harvested from around the world in that same season. One reason to eat seasonally is related to our bodies natural rhythm, or cycle. As they say, timing is everything. In a world where everything works in cycles, weekly, monthly, annually, the list is endless, it only makes sense that we have eating cycles as well. There are several meal plans offered now that go into great detail on the health benefits of eating seasonally, all which can easily be found on line or at your local bookstore. There is no question; eating seasonally is eating the way nature intended.

Thanks Lacy. That’s today’s Northwest Report. I’m Greg Martin on the Ag Information Network. 

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