Today in History: April 12
1949 United Fruit Company registers the ‘Chiquita Banana’ trademark for fresh bananas.
1989 The USSR issues ration cards for sugar due to shortages.
1990 Three US tuna companies StarKist, Chicken of the Sea and Bumble Bee, announced their commitment to dolphin-safe tuna-catching of their products.
2001 Maryland bans farming of genetically modified fish.