Pineapple Goes Pink!

Agriculture

I’m Clinton Griffiths with today’s AgDay Minute.

The oil market will suffer a long-lasting blow from the coronavirus. That’s according to the International Energy Agency, and it says demand could take years to recover. The IEA reporting an 8 percent drop in consumption this year and doesn’t predict it will return to pre-crisis levels until 20-23, and that’s if the virus is brought under control next year. Bloomberg reporting that the IEA says global oil demand will plateau around 20-30, as people switch to more efficient or electric vehicles.

A recent dog food recall is being expanded to include more products. Sunshine Mills has added several more brands of dog food to its voluntary recall. Some of the brands are Champ, Field Trial, and Good Dog. They contain corn with elevated levels of a naturally occurring mold by-product called Aflatoxin. There are no reports of pets getting sick.


Pineapple is going pink. Check out these slices of pinkglow pineapples. They aren’t dyed pink, they actually grow like this. The Del Monte fresh produce exclusive was just released. Del Monte started developing it back in 2005 and then it got FDA approval for human consumption in 2016. Apparently, they take about 2 years to grow, and then they’re hand-picked in what they call “ultra-limited harvests” on a select farm in Costa Rica. They’re not cheap. They cost 49 bucks each.

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