Healthy Food Choices

  • American consumers have high standards for flavorful, healthy food choices.
  • For the past 16 years, the U.S.-Mexico tomato treaty has ensured U.S. families have an abundant choice of fresh, vine-ripened tomatoes at the supermarket.
  • Without the existing trade agreement, U.S. consumers would have fewer tomato varieties, especially in winter when many U.S.-grown tomatoes are picked green and gassed to achieve red coloring on the grocery shelves.
  • Mexico grows a wide variety of tomatoes for all different flavors and recipes.  Whether it’s a juicy burger topping or cherry tomatoes in a fresh salad, Mexico’s premier winter climate brings consumers the choices that they prefer.  Varieties include: Beefsteak, Organic, Cherry, Cocktail, Multicolor Heirloom, Tomatoes on the Vine, Cluster, Roma, Round, Heirloom  and Specialty.