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    Default America's garlic capital on trade war: 'We'd love the tariffs to stay for ever'

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    Tue 21 May 2019

    Unlike millions of other US farmers, garlic growers are profiting from the trade war with China and have cheered Donald Trump’s latest economic attack accordingly.
    Sales of California-grown garlic are now increasing after decades of losing ground to cheaper Chinese imports. Sales are poised to get even better as Chinese garlic faces even higher tariffs, with no end to the trade war in sight.
    “In a perfect world, we’d love to see the tariffs stay on for ever,” said Ken Christopher, the executive vice-president of the family-owned Christopher Ranch, the largest of three remaining commercial garlic producers in the United States.
    While many farmers are suffering through the trade war because they relied heavily on imports to China, US garlic growers benefit because they rely overwhelmingly on domestic sales.

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    Default Re: America's garlic capital on trade war: 'We'd love the tariffs to stay for ever'

    Since imported produce is supposedly irradiated, I would think that (especially) garlic, with all it's nutrient healing power due to allicin, would be that much less compromised as a medicinal, antiviral food.

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    Default Re: America's garlic capital on trade war: 'We'd love the tariffs to stay for ever'

    That's true if American garlic isn't irradiated. I don't know whether it is or not, but at any rate, your point is important, Grulla.

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