WASHINGTON -- While Americans are eating more bananas and fresh citrus in the 1990s, they are apparently eating fewer vegetables, according to U.S. Department of Agriculture research. This raises doubts that the produce industry will accomplish its goal of doubling fresh produce consumption by the year 2000, said John Love, an agricultural economist with the USDA. Love said that average per-person consumption of fresh fruits and vegetables was 288 pounds in 1994, a figure that has remained ...

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