Improving the safety and quality of organic leafy greens

Stolte, Daniel
December 2010
Western Farm Press;12/4/2010, Vol. 32 Issue 26, p12
Trade Publication
The article reports on the provision of 2.9 million dollars by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to the University of Arizona for improving the safety and post-harvest quality of field-grown organic leafy greens. According to assistant professor Sadhana Ravishankar, the goal is to provide safer and better organic leafy products for consumers and increase profitability. It notes that foodborne bacteria contamination are not only spread on vegetable surfaces but also in harvesting tools.


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