Quotes in New Articles on California Strawberries in the Press

Mar 26, 2020

While I do enjoy the company of my family and others here at home during the shelter in place order, nevertheless sitting around on my can all day just writing, reading and talking on the phone isn't exactly what I signed up for folks.

Still, it's a time to be productive, and I've had some calls with resulting quotes in articles in the press.

The first from Laura Poppin in the Scientific American concerns what berry producers are doing to adapt to the restrictions of social distancing and virus transmission mitigation.  As expected, growers have adapted their operations:

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/the-effects-of-covid-19-will-ripple-through-food-systems/

The other is a lengthy article by ag writer Tim Hearden from the Western Farm Press about the what the way forward for the California strawberry industry might look like, and quotes extensively from my review of the book "Wilted" by Dr. Julie Guthman:

https://www.farmprogress.com/farm-operations/resilient-strawberry-industry-faces-new-challenges?NL=WFP-01&Issue=WFP-01_20200323_WFP-01_358&sfvc4enews=42&cl=article_1_b&utm_rid=CPG02000000698567&utm_campaign=47755&utm_medium=email&elq2=a427d1d467184248a4480d416b9fd955

Nice to see interviews here with local grower Peter Navarro and fellow scientist Steve Fennimore.

 

 


By Mark Bolda
Author - County Director, Santa Cruz County and Farm Advisor, Strawberries & Caneberries