Almond sponsorThis article was originally published in Foodnews
TO CELEBRATE its centenary, Blue Diamond Growers has become the main sponsor of the 29th World Nut and Dried Fruit Congress, to be held in Beijing, China, 21-23 May, 2010. Founded in 1910, the co-operative claims to be world's largest almond processing and marketing company. Approximately 3 000 growers deliver California almonds annually to the co-operative. The crop is marketed to all 50 US states and more than 90 foreign countries, making almonds California's largest food export, and the sixth- largest US food export.