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2010-11-03 14:45:40

With the demand for organically produced food increasing, scientists are reporting new evidence that organically grown onions, carrots, and potatoes generally do not have higher levels of healthful antioxidants and related substances than vegetables grown with traditional fertilizers and pesticides. Their study appears in ACS' bi-weekly Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. In the study, Pia Knuthsen and colleagues point out that there are many reasons to pay a premium for organic food...

2010-10-12 10:47:00

BAKERSFIELD, Calif., Oct. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Late this summer, A Bunch of Carrot Farmers, led by Bolthouse Farms, launched an ambitious branding campaign for Baby Carrots. To date, the "Eat 'Em Like Junk Food" campaign, which mocks junk food marketing tactics and challenges the establishment's dominance over snacking culture, has been a wild success. This October, the campaign is going national, with the launch of Scarrots, a new kind of Halloween treat. Scarrots packaging mirrors...

2010-09-02 13:30:00

BAKERSFIELD, Calif., Sept. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- A new alliance of carrot growers dubbed 'A Bunch of Carrot Farmers' - spearheaded by Bakersfield, Calif., based Bolthouse Farms - has launched the first-ever advertising and marketing campaign for Baby Carrots. The fully-integrated consumer campaign developed by CP+B satires infamous junk food marketing to challenge the junk food establishment's dominance over snacking mindshare. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100902/NY59166 )...

2010-07-06 08:00:00

RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif., July 6 /PRNewswire/ -- In a recent survey among eyecare providers, nearly 30 percent hear the following question at least once a week: Will eating carrots really improve my vision? We're not quite sure if it was Bugs Bunny or Peter Cottontail spreading these types of rumors, but VSP Vision Care has enlisted the help of Bill Nye the Science Guy to debunk common eye myths in the latest webisode of VSP EyeFiles(SM). Here's the truth: eating carrots won't improve...

2010-05-12 07:06:00

BOSTON, May 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Carrot Medical, a leading designer of integrated medical imaging display systems, and MAVIG GmbH, the leading manufacturer of medical imaging monitor suspension systems, announced today the execution of a global marketing and sales channel partnership agreement. This partnership provides a semi-exclusive contract for the sale of all products through MAVIG's global sales channel while offering MAVIG access to the next generation of integrated medical imaging...

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2010-05-06 07:55:00

Increasing the amount of vegetables in the first course of preschool lunch could be a smart way to get children to eat more vegetables, according to Penn State nutrition researchers. "We have shown that you can use portion size strategically to encourage children and adults to eat more of the foods that are high in nutrients but low in calories," said Barbara J. Rolls, Helen A. Guthrie Chair of Nutritional Sciences. Rolls and her Penn State colleagues study how varying the portions of fruit...

2010-04-12 18:47:00

LOS ANGELES, April 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Yes To Carrots, The Environmental Media Association and Emmanuelle Chriqui are proud to announce the launch of the "Yes To Carrots Garden Challenge" for public schools nationwide. "At Yes To Carrots we're always striving to find new ways to improve the lives of our most important members of society--children," said Ido Leffler, Yes To Carrots Co-Founder. "I am thrilled to launch the first Yes To Carrots Garden Challenge. With amazing support, we hope...

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2009-07-01 06:11:45

Strangely shaped fruits and vegetables, such as bendy cucumbers and knobbly carrots, will be allowed back into European supermarkets on July 1. On Tuesday, EU Agriculture Commissioner Mariann Fischer Boel stated that the regulations on the shape of produce were an example of "unnecessary red tape." "We don't need to regulate this sort of thing at EU level. It is far better to leave it to market operators. July 1 marks the return to our shelves of the curved cucumber and the knobbly carrot,"...

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2009-06-17 12:50:00

New research shows that the anti-cancer properties of carrots are more potent if the vegetable is not cut up before cooking, BBC News reported."Boiled before cut" carrots were found to contain up to 25 percent more of the anti-cancer compound falcarinol than those that were first chopped up, scientists said.The Newcastle University researchers, who will present their findings in France at the NutrEvent conference on nutrition and health, gave falcarinol to lab rats and found that they develop...

2009-05-04 08:00:00

A Challenging Economy Highlights Employers' Desire for Health Care Solutions ST. LOUIS PARK, Minn., May 4 /PRNewswire/ -- With a new office space and the launch of their Web site complete, health and wellness communications agency Carrot today announced its establishment within the Twin Cities business community. Carrot, a business unit of OptumHealth Inc., is an organization dedicated to helping employees improve their health and employers reduce their health-related costs. Carrot focuses...


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Biennial Plant
2013-04-27 07:50:37

Biennial plants have a two year life cycle; roots, stems and leaves in the first year with flowers following the next year after a cold winter dormant period. Biennials will produce seed and fruit before dying. There are not as many biennial plants as there are perennials or annuals. Biennial plants, when exposed to extreme climate conditions, may have a shortened life cycle of a few months especially if the plants were exposed to colder than normal temperatures. Most biennials can be...

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