Tag: imports

In Mexico And U.S., Lime Lovers Feel Squeezed By High Prices

In Mexico And U.S., Lime Lovers Feel Squeezed By High Prices

| March 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

It’s enough to leave you crying in your margarita: Lime prices are so high these days that in Mexico, organized gangs have even started stealing the fruit. Prices are no better stateside.

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Whales, Dolphins Are Collateral Damage In Our Taste For Seafood

Whales, Dolphins Are Collateral Damage In Our Taste For Seafood

| January 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

More than 80 percent of the seafood consumed in the U.S. now comes from abroad. And fishermen in other parts of the world continue to kill not just dolphins but seals and even whales. So conservation groups are calling for tougher import rules to protect sea animals at risk from fishing.

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Pacific Northwest Suffers After China Bans Shellfish Imports

Pacific Northwest Suffers After China Bans Shellfish Imports

| December 26, 2013 | 0 Comments

Earlier this month, China imposed a ban on shellfish imports from most of the U.S. West Coast after finding two bad clams. The move is hitting Washington state particularly hard. State agencies estimate businesses there are losing as much as $600,000 a week.

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Was Your Chicken Nugget Made In China? It’ll Soon Be Hard To Know

Was Your Chicken Nugget Made In China? It’ll Soon Be Hard To Know

| September 5, 2013 | 1 Comment

The USDA has quietly ended a ban on processed chicken imports from China. The products won’t require a country-of-origin label — which means there’s no way to know whether those chicken nuggets in the freezer aisle came from a country with a spotty food safety reputation.

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Tiny Mites Spark Big Battle Over Imports Of French Cheese

Tiny Mites Spark Big Battle Over Imports Of French Cheese

| May 13, 2013 | 0 Comments

Microscopic bugs called cheese mites are responsible for the distinctive rind and flavor of the bright orange French cheese Mimolette. But now, the FDA has blocked more than a ton of Mimolette from entering the country, because the agency says the mites left on it make it unfit for consumption.

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