Two Links

I have two very interesting (and very different) links to share with you today.

The first one is to a research article “Price Reductions have Little Effect on Fruit & Vegetable Consumption by Low-Income Americans.” Basically, even a 20% reduction in price only results in a 0.09 to 0.14 cup increase in eating fresh fruits and vegetables, respectively. Folks, that is NOT very much. Also important to know, since the WIC program will begin providing vouchers for purchase of produce this year. Hopefully they can show better data from that program, or it will be a huge waste of money.

This article also backs up one of my personal opinions: people don’t eat fresh produce because they don’t know how to cook and eat it!

The other link is to a relatively new blog: The Garden Professors. This blog is written by 4 university professors of horticulture from around the country. (I believe they are from Washington, Minnesota, Michigan, and Virginia Tech.)  They are covering a wide range of horticulture topics, so check it out!

About Rebecca

I'm a Horticulture Educator with Sedgwick County Extension, a branch of K-State Research and Extension, located in Wichita, KS. I teach about fruits, vegetables, and herbs.

Posted on September 30, 2009, in Around the Garden and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Thanks for the heads up on the new blog–excellent!

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