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Hawaii Exports of Irradiated Produce to US Mainland
Year Metric Tonnes Pounds
2007 3823 Metric Tonnes 8.4 Million Pounds
2008 3915 Metric Tonnes 8.6 Million Pounds
2009 3324 Metric Tonnes 7.3 Million Pounds
2010 5746 Metic Tonnes 12.7 Million Pounds
2011 6220 Metric Tonnes 13.7 Million Pounds
2012 4296 Metric Tonnes 9.5 Million Pounds
2013 6000 Metric Tonnes 13.2 Million Pounds
2014 6500 Metric Tonnes 14.3 Million Pounds
2015    
     

The #1 irradiated export crop is purple sweet potato. Also irradiating longan, rambutan, sweet basil, dragon fruit, papaya, curry leaf, banana, and mango (volumes roughly in the order). All are exported to the U.S mainland. Hawaii should be sending first irradiated papayas to New Zealand sometime soon. All approvals are in place.

 
 

FOOD IRRADIATION CONTACTS
For more information contact TEAM GENESIS teammates:

 
 

GRAY*STAR, Inc.
Pa'ina Hawaii
Gateway America
Crystal Seas Oysters

 

 
 

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Malaysian tropical fruits approved for U.S. market
 
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