Most of America’s Fruit Is Now Imported. Is That a Bad Thing?

As the country imports ever more of its fruits and vegetable, it’s time to examine the positive and negative effects on consumers and farmers.

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    • U.S. fruit exports trying to catch up to imports
      For example, nearly half of the fresh fruit, two-fifths of the canned fruit and 30 percent of the frozen fruit consumed in the United States is imported. Bananas, the most consumed fresh fruit in the United States, claim more than half the volume of fresh imports. Even excluding bananas, however, fresh imports rose from 12 percent of domestic ...
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      For consumers, the chief advantages of the import boom are the increased availability and variety of fresh produce, particularly in winter, when imported berries, grapes and stone fruit now compete with citrus and stored apples.
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