I need to do research on certain produce items in the US. How much is consumed by americans each year, how much are consumed locally (WA state), where they are produced and how they are transported to the US. More specifically produce items listed below. The exact questions are listed below.
One of each subject: Apples (fresh fruit) Apple juice (shelved produce) Frozen Green Beans (frozen produce) & Eggplant (fresh vegetable) Where can I begin gathering this information and where can I find references?
Exact questions: ( for each produce item.)
About how much of this item is consumed yearly by americans? Provide reference.
About how much of this item is consumed locally? (WA State)
Which countries are the top three sources of this item? Provide reference
How far does this item have to travel from each of these countries to reach the U.S.? Provide reference
Identify the nearest possible source (grown) for this item?(Seattle, WA)
What specific company is involved in selling and distributing the item from the source you just identified? Cite a brand name if possible.