Strawberries are ubiquitous across the U.S. Supermarkets in every town stock cartons of fresh strawberries year round at a reasonable price. But this widespread availability may come to a halt in the near future as the industry faces several big challenges: labor shortages, climate change, sustainable farming legislation, etc. We discuss the history of the fickle fruit and how its evolved over time.
- Julie Guthman, professor of social sciences at the University of California – Santa Cruz, author, Wilted: Pathogens, Chemicals & the Fragile Future of the Strawberry Industry
Links for more information:
- University of California Press: Wilted: Pathogens, Chemicals & the Fragile Future of the Strawberry Industry
- Science Mag Article: Strawberry growers seek a sustainable path forward without go-to fungicides.