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Loads of expensive cherries left to rot as USDA forces farmer to dump crop on the ground to make room for overseas imports

(NaturalNews) Has the world gone mad? Recently, a Facebook post about expensive tart cherries being left to go rotten on the ground in Grand Traverse County has gone viral. A Michigan farmer, Marc Santucci, was forced to dump 14 percent of his crop to make room for 200 million pounds of cherries brought in from Turkey and Eastern Europe.

Top 10 Health Benefits of Cherries

Should You Include Cherries In Your Daily Diet?
A study by researchers from University of Michigan revealed that a cherry enriched diet reduced inflammation markers in animals by up to 50 percent. Another study proved that drinking eight ounces of tart cherry juice daily for four weeks significantly reduced important markers of inflammation in overweight and obese adults.

Powerful Inflammation Fighting Benefits of Cherries and Berries

Cherries and berries not only taste delicious but they also have strong anti-inflammatory properties, too. This post from The Chopra Center tells you why you should incorporate more of them into your diet—and gets you started with a delicious cherry–berry smoothie recipe.