California Fruit News Volume 50, No. 1381

California Fruit News Volume 50, No. 1381

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1914 edition. Excerpt: ... foods handled fresh from the ordinary market, and for the simple reason that in the processing or manufac-ture the canned foods are necessarily sterilized and hermetically sealed. The extraordinary health standard maintained by our troops in the Philippines was made possible by the use of canned foods instead of the fresh fruits and vegetables of the tropics. So says Brigadier-General Sharpe of the United States Army. Similar conditions have prevailed with the construction of the Panama Canal. One of the eminent physicians associated with Johns Hopkins University is quoted as saying that in case of any widespread epidemic in a city he would recommend the exclusive use of canned foods as a matter of safety. And the amazing fact is that the company in which I am interested has distributed over one thousand million packages of California fruit and vegetable products, and there has never been one single authenticated case of illness or distress arising from the eating of these products. This is important for you because if It were not for the unreasoning, ignorant prejudice of the average consumer, the output of the canners of California would be doubled, and this would be to the lasting advantage of the grower. Another and very important question I wish to present is the matter of foreign markets. Growers of prunes, apricots, peaches and pears have long since appreciated the need of developing foreign markets, and yet we find in many countries there is a hostile import duty or tariff set against these products in the dried and canned form. We ship approximately 2 4,000,000 cans of apricots, peaches and pears to England in a normal year. Germany should be almost as good a market, but we ship Germany only about 2 per cent of the quantity...show more

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  • Paperback | 44 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 95g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236946499
  • 9781236946492