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Thursday, July 10

Globalization swings in Washington State and Peru - Asparagus

[Washington] State's asparagus industry hit by wages, Peru imports: "Two factors are blamed for the industry's demise. Cheap asparagus from Peru has flooded the market because of incentives offered by the United States to curb production of opium and coca, Bouchey said. Del Monte plans to shift production to Peru. The state's escalating minimum wage, which is tied to inflation, has driven up the costs of the labor-intensive production in Washington, Bouchey and Schreiber said. " The Seattle Times I am sure that school children all over the States will start boycotting Peruvian asparagus because they want to keep it as expensive as possible so their mothers won't put it on the dinner table.

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