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If you Drupelet, Pick it up!

Quite like the Strawberry, the Blackberry is not considered a “real berry,” it’s actually an aggregate fruit! That means the Blackberry is composed of a bunch of different tiny fruits, which combine to make one delicious flavor!

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What's in a Name?

The true meaning of the name “Strawberry,” is somewhat contested by historians. Popular folklore relates that children used sell their berries at the market, and to make trading easier, they would string them together with threads of straw, hence Straw-Berry!

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Brilliant Berries

When you are walking through the fresh produce aisle at your local grocery store, it might be helpful to have a few tried-and-true tips up your sleeve to ensure that the delicious DOLE® Berries you bring home to your family (or keep all to yourself!) are as fresh and mouthwatering as possible!

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Founded in Hawaii in 1851, Dole Food Company, Inc., with 2010 revenues of $6.9 billion, is the world's largest producer and marketer of high-quality fresh fruit and fresh vegetables. Dole markets a growing line of packaged and frozen foods, and is a produce industry leader in nutrition education and research. The Company does business in more than 90 countries and employs, on average, 36,000 full-time, regular employees and 23,000 full-time seasonal or temporary employees, worldwide.
March 22, 2004 BY Dole Nutrition Institute

Eating Ourselves to Death

March 22, 2004

The top nutrition news recently was a new government study that warned that obesity will soon surpass smoking as the leading cause of preventable death. 400,000 Americans die each year because they eat too much and move too little – just 35,000 less than the number knocked off by that nasty nicotine habit. The results appeared two weeks ago in the Journal of American Medical Association.

For a contrarian reaction to this report we turn to the ideologically unpredictable blogger Andrew Sullivan. “What’s to be done?” asks the former New Republic editor, his answer: “Nothing.” Sullivan smugly calls this indifference “libertarian,” but such cynicism gives self-ownership a bad name.

You don’t have to be a statist to recognize there’s plenty to be done to combat obesity, mostly by private individuals, industry and organizations. How about education, or outreach to elderly and minority groups, or parents’ boycotting companies who market unhealthy products to kids, or simply making better choices in our personal lives?