Photo of the Day: Fruit Fears

Tue, 03/19/2013 - 9:30am


(AP) — In this March 14, 2013 photo, a woman collects fruits to buy at a shop in a small market in Binh Thanh district of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

China has emerged as one of the world's leading exporters of fruit and vegetables, and is increasingly taking market share from U.S. producers in Asian markets. It grows more apples than any other country. There are no figures on how much of the crop Vietnam imports. Chinese fruit is often cheaper than Vietnamese, and offers more variety.

Rumors hit the Internet and state-run media that Chinese fruit on sale in Vietnam might look good, but it contains deadly levels of preservatives and pesticides. Shoppers quickly stopped buying imported fruit altogether, believing it all tainted or falsely labeled. (AP Photo/Na Son Nguyen)



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