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Today in History: April 12

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.