PRODUCE VETERANS PONDER IMPACT OF PROTEIN DIET CRAZE

ORLANDO, Fla. -- Produce consumption appears to be down, and the sweeping popularity of high-protein, weight-control programs such as the Atkins diet has produce managers in some markets wondering if there's a connection, according to retail veterans at the Produce Marketing Association's Fresh Summit Convention & Exposition here.The topic of diets came up during a wide-ranging discussion that offered

ORLANDO, Fla. -- Produce consumption appears to be down, and the sweeping popularity of high-protein, weight-control programs such as the Atkins diet has produce managers in some markets wondering if there's a connection, according to retail veterans at the Produce Marketing Association's Fresh Summit Convention & Exposition here.

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