Americans really do want to eat more fruits and vegetables, and making them taste better is a key factor toward achieving that goal, according to a February workshop held at the University of California-Davis.
Sponsored by a grant to UC Davis and the University of Florida from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Specialty Crops Research Initiative, a workshop titled Delivering More Flavorful Produce, led by Beth Mitcham of UC Davis and Jeff Brecht of the University of Florida, covered a variety of in-depth topics on how to increase flavor quality of produce.
Attendees consisted of breeders, growers, shippers, marketers, retailers and researchers, and the course succeeded in stimulating participant interest and encouraging relevant discussions, according to a March 15 press release issued by UC Davis.
The Workshop will be repeated May 4-5 at the University of Florida in Gainesville. A limited number of spaces remain available at the Florida location, and more information and registration forms are available on-line at the Postharvest Technology Center web site, http://postharvest.ucdavis.edu/SCRI-Grant/deliver-flavorful-produce.html.