On Tue, 14 Mar 2000 10:33:58 -0500 (EST), Lawrence F. London, Jr.
>on USDA inspectors taking bribes from produce wholesalers in a New
>York market to illegally downgrade the quality of fruits and
>vegetables brought into the market on tractor trailers from family
>farms all over the US so that wholesalers could get first quality
>produce for lower prices. This resulted in millions of dollars in
>losses to family farms raising excellent products - they
>think this fraud to be widespread throughout the US.
Happened to me in Boston in the late '80s with a load of cauliflower
--- beautiful, white, solid 12s --- graded #2. I sent the whole load to
the food bank and left the chain begging me to change my mind. Last
time they ever tried to pull that $#|^ on me.
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