How is fresh produce shipped internationally? (bicycle? hovercraft?.)?

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June 19, 2019 / By Dalia
Question: By what mode of transport are most fresh fruits and vegetables bought in supermarkets shipped long distances? I'm most interested in food bought in California that's not local, but am interested in other information too. In other words, which fruits and vegetables from South America that are sold when they're in season there but not here, travel *mostly* by boat? rail? truck? plane? (Examples: peaches and nectarines from Chile; bananas from Ecuador; avocados... ) Sources would be appreciated.
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Blanda Blanda | 2 days ago
matthewelvey, Here is a list of where fresh produce being sold in California came from this week.... This week in most cases, product from Mexico was shipped by truck, and about the only thing shipped by plane into the US was Asparagus, berries, and maybe a small amount of peaches and nectarines. Almost everything else not grown in the US or in Mexico was shipped by sea. Alfalfa Sprouts - California Aloe Leaves - Mexico Anise - Arizona, California Apple Pears - California, South Korea, China Apples - Washington, Oregon, California, Canada, Idaho Arrow Root - China Arrugula - California Artichokes - California Asparagus - Mexico, California, Peru Avocados - Mexico, Chile, California Banana Flowers - Mexico Bananas - Ecuador, Mexico, Colombia Basil - California Bean Sprouts - California Beans - Mexico, California Beets - California, Mexico Bittermelon - Mexico Blackberries - Mexico Blood Orange - California Blueberries - Chile Bok Choy - Mexico, California Broccoli - Arizona, California Broccoli Rabe (Rappini) - California Brussels Sprouts - California Cabbage - California, Arizona Cactus Leaf (Nopales) - Mexico Cantaloupe - Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras Cape Gooseberries - Colombia Carambola Star Fruit - Taiwan Carrots - California, Arizona Cauliflower - California, Arizona California Celeriac (Celery Root) - Netherlands, California Celery - Mexico, California Chayote - Costa Rica, Mexico Cherimoya - California Chinese Cabbage - California, Mexico Chinese Celery - California Chinese Chives - Mexico Chives - California Choy Sum - Mexico Cilantro - California, Mexico Coconuts - Mexico, Thailand Collard Greens - California Corn Sweet - Mexico Cucumbers - California, Mexico Daikon - California Dates - California Dill - California Donqua (Winter Melon) - Mexico Dragon Fruit (Red Pitaya) - Vietnam Dry Eschallot - China, California Durian - Thailand Eggplant - Mexico Endive - California, Belgium Epasote - Mexico Escarole - California Frisee - Arizona, California Gai Choy (Chinese Mustard) - Mexico Gailon - Mexico Galanga (Siam, Thai Ginger) - Hawaii Garlic - California, China, Argentina Ginger Root - Hawaii, China, Thailand Gobo - Taiwan Grapefruit - Texas, California Grapes - Chile, Peru Greens - California Horseradish - Missouri Jackfruit - Mexico Jicama - Mexico Kale Greens - California Kiwano - New Zealand Kiwifruit - New Zealand, Italy, California Kumquats - California Lemon Grass - California Lemons - California, Arizona Lettuce, Boston - Arizona, California Lettuce, Green Leaf - Arizona, California Lettuce, Iceberg - Arizona, California Lettuce, Lolla Rossa - Arizona, California Lettuce, Red Leaf - Arizona, California Lettuce, Romaine - Arizona, California Limes - Mexico Long Beans - Mexico Longan - Thailand, Hawaii Lotus Root - China Malanga - Ecuador, Costa Rica Mangoes - Mexico, Puerto Rico, Ecuador, Peru Mangosteen - Thailand Marjoram - California Mesculin Mix - Arizona, California Mint - California Moap (Smooth Luffa) - Mexico Moqua (Fuzzy Squash) - Mexico Mushrooms - California, Pennsylvania, Canada Mustard - California Nectarines - Chile Okra - Nicaragua Ong Choy - California Onions Dry - Idaho, California, Washington, Oregon, Nevada, Mexico, Chile Onions Green - Mexico, Netherlands, California Opo (Long Squash) - Mexico Oranges - Texas, California, Mexico Oregano - California Papaya - Mexico, Brazil, Hawaii Parsley - Arizona, California Parsnips - California Passion Fruit - New Zealand Peaches - Chile Pears - Oregon, Washington, Chile Peas Green - Mexico, Guatemala Pepino - Ecuador Peppers, Bell Type - Mexico Peppers, Other - Mexico, , California Pineapples - Mexico, Hawaii, Costa Rica, Ecuador, South Africa Plantains - Ecuador, Guatemala, Colombia Plums - Chile Potatoes - California, Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Nevada Radicchio - California Radish Sprouts - California Radishes - California, Mexico Raspberries - California, Mexico Rhubarb - Washington Rosemary - California Rutabagas - California Sage - California Salicornia (Sea Bean) - Mexico Salsify - California Sapote - California Savory - California Sorrel - California Spinach - Arizona, California Squash - Mexico Strawberries - California, Mexico Sweet Lime - California Sweet Potatoes - California Swiss Chard - California Tamarindo - Mexico, Thailand Tangelos - California Tangerines - California, Florida Taro - Mexico, China, Costa Rica Tarragon - California Thyme - California Tomatillos - Mexico Tomatoes - Arizona, Mexico, California Tomatoes, Cherry - Mexico Tomatoes, Grape Type - Mexico Tomatoes, Plum Type - Mexico Turnip Greens - California Turnips - California Verdulaga - Mexico Water Chestnuts - China Watercress - California Watermelons - Mexico Yams (Names) - Costa Rica Yu Choy - Mexico Yuca (Cassava) - Costa Rica
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Blanda Originally Answered: If I store my fresh produce in my bedroom, will it attract cockroaches?
Well I have your problem sort of in big time though, I have a huge garden, raise thousands of vegetable plants in my laundry room, and sell the plants and use them in the garden, all the produce is first brought in from the garden stored in the seed trays that were originally used for growing plants. Do I have bugs, not many, I get some diatomaceous earth, and have a squirt bottle, put some dish soap, vegetable oil and DE in this squirt bottle fill with water. The DE is food grade, doesn't hurt a thing, read the source below, this mixture is an organic spray I use in my garden, the dish soap, vegetable oil, kills any bug roaches or mothes wasp or flies ants etc on contact, the DE, is residual and just keeps on killing so I don't have much of anything to spray anyway. Pretty clean back there, and I have the bottle handy for use in the house anywhere else, it's much easier than a fly swatter and a lot more fun. Oh an I sell thousands of dollars worth of home grown produce a year if you need any:) You'll probaby get these silly exteriminators with all their ignorant knowledge in here, but the above is what you need and what will happen, so let them clammer and accept advice from experience.
Blanda Originally Answered: If I store my fresh produce in my bedroom, will it attract cockroaches?
If you live in a apartment or house an already have a few cockroaches then Yes they will be attracted to any fruit or vegetables that is left out in the open other wise no .

Ainslie Ainslie
On my submarine we had an 8000 gallon per day evaporator and a 1600 gpd distillation unit. The '8k' did a great job in keeping the boat in fresh water for propulsion use and potable water but on occasion it would have a problem. Sometimes there was other reasons not to run the evaporator like operating in dirty water locations, while in an ultra-quiet condition, or the need for the steam used for the evaporator for propulsion instead. During those times showers were secured except for cooks and cranks. Most of us would take bird baths from other fresh water sources like the condensate system. Some people would take salt water showers when we were deep and salinity was lower. The 1600 gpd still was another issue. Whenever the 8k would stop working for whatever reason we would try to start the still. Inevitably it wouldn't work because the electric heating element would be grounded due to the residue left over from the last time it was used. By the time the still was flushed enough to be able to pull and replace the electric heating elements (immersion heaters) and tested the 8k would be ready for operation. The still would be forgotten until the next time.... lather, rinse, repeat.
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Tony Tony
Fruits and vegetables have hardly any calories, and they're easy to burn off w/ light exercise. And some vegetables like avocados are high in healthy fats.
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Tony Originally Answered: How much should i bicycle to effectively lose weight?
Just like you said: it depends on many factors, so it's a bit hard to be very accurate with the calculation. But from what you described, I think I understood what you are looking for, so here is what I advise you to do: A good healthy diet is always essential for losing weight. It doesn't mean that you need to die of hunger, but more like watching what you eat. Stay away from foods with high calories (sweets, meats, butter...) and go for fresh or frozen vegetables and fruits (broccoli, asparagus, apples, orange...). Prefer anything boiled or steamed over fried or sauté. Eating more meals in lesser quantities also helps the body digest the food better. And most of all: STAY AWAY FROM ALCOHOL AS MUCH AS YOU CAN. Alcohol is the most belly feeder you could ever swallow. Drink a lot of mint tea. Mint tea increases the enzymes that digest fats. It also has much more benefits including good heart and respiratory system functioning. If you need a more detailed healthy diet, you can find plenty of sites on the internet that provide that. You can also consult your doctor and he'll give you a good system to follow. But if you just keep these tips in mind while eating normally, you are already on a good diet. In addition to the diet, a sport activity is also essential to lose weight quickly. Cycling is a very good and enjoyable exercise to lose stored fats all over the body. Mountain biking (VTT or BMX) is good for the belly. It also tunes up your body and works every muscle from your neck to your toes. To lose 1kg, you need to burn about 8000 calories. Mountain biking at a moderate speed (15-20 km/h) makes you burn about 600 calories/hour. So if your nutritional habits don't change (eating more, or differently) you will lose 1kg every week if you do 2 hours of mountain biking every day. However, what most people don't know is that the body tends to consume the fast fats (what you have eaten recently) first before it starts consuming stored fats. So to make sure you are consuming your stored belly fats, you need at least 1 and a half hour of cycling. In the first 45 mins you will be just consuming the fast fats, after that the weight loss will start :) It's also a good idea to do the exercise on an empty stomach. This can reduce dramatically the 45 mins waiting time before starting to lose weight since your body doesn't have enough fast fats to burn for 45 mins. Also remember to drink a lot of water. Water doesn't only prevent dehydration, but also helps the liver get rid of the extra unhealthy fats and cholesterol. Good Luck

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