Press Release

Wild Blueberry Association to host reception in Shanghai for Maine governor’s trade mission to China

PORTLAND, Maine – Representatives from the Wild Blueberry Association of North America will host a reception and wild blueberry seminar this week in Shanghai for Maine Gov. Paul LePage and members of the Chinese business community to help launch the governor’s trade mission to China. The trip is the first trade mission led by a Maine governor to mainland China.

The wild blueberry delegation will present information on the many characteristics that make blueberries attractive to the Chinese market.

Dr. Vivian Chi-Hua Wu, associate professor of microbiology and food safety at the University of Maine, will present information in the nutritional and health benefits associated with blueberries.

Patricia Kontur, program director at the Wild Blueberry Association, will talk about the versatility of blueberries as an ingredient in a wide variety of products.

Attendees will sample blueberry smoothies, blueberry tarts and smoked turkey sandwiches with blueberry chutney.

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