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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,"...

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...

2009-04-20 13:51:27

Children in rural parts of the lower Mississippi Delta are willing to try fruits and vegetables, but those foods are often in short supply, researchers say. Dr. Beverly McCabe-Sellers of the U.S. Department of Agriculture/Agricultural Research Service in Little Rock, Ark., said resh fruit and vegetables are often in short supply in the Mississippi Delta, where gas stations and convenience stores are the primary sources to buy food and where tending family gardens has given way to long work...

2009-04-19 13:08:03

The good nutrition news is that children in poor, rural parts of the Lower Mississippi Delta are a lot more willing to try fresh fruits and vegetables than generally believed, even by their parents or the kids themselves. The bad news is that such foods are often in short supply in an area where gas stations and convenience stores are the closest places to buy food and where growing family gardens has given way to long work commutes by parents "“ and that the situation is growing worse...

2009-03-02 15:25:56

Do you have a picky preschooler who's avoiding their vegetables? A new Cornell University study shows that giving vegetables catchy new names "“ like X-Ray Vision Carrots and Tomato Bursts "“ left preschoolers asking for more. When 186 four-year olds were given carrots called "X-ray Vision Carrots" ate nearly twice as much as they did on the lunch days when they were simply labeled as "carrots." The Robert Wood Johnson-funded study also showed the influence of these names might...

2008-04-16 18:00:00

When Gail Schalizki was a child, her mom made her wait 30 minutes after eating to get back in the swimming pool. Schalizki said that was torture. The mother of three lets her children get in after eating because there's really no basis for that rule. Now a certified nutritionist and owner of Nutritional Education Center in New Salem, Schalizki has more knowledge about food and health and how it affects the body. But she did learn a lot as she searched the Internet trying to debunk a few...

2008-01-14 18:25:00

COLLEGE STATION "“ A specially developed carrot has been produced to help people absorb more calcium. Researchers at Texas A&M AgriLife's Vegetable and Fruit Improvement Center studied the calcium intake of humans who ate the carrot and found a net increase in calcium absorption. The research, which was done in collaboration with Baylor College of Medicine, means adding this carrot to the diet can help prevent such diseases as osteoporosis. "If you eat a serving of the modified...

2006-03-17 12:20:00

NEW YORK -- Women who eat plenty of tomatoes, carrots and leafy greens appear less likely to have asthma, researchers have found. Though it's uncertain whether the foods are the reason, the findings suggest that some vegetables may protect against adulthood asthma, the researchers report in the medical journal Thorax. A number of studies have suggested that antioxidants or certain other nutrients in plant foods may help prevent or ameliorate asthma and other allergic conditions. Carrots,...

2005-02-10 09:15:00

Natural pesticide appears to prevent tumor development HealthDayNews -- There's more good news from the garden: A compound in carrots may be a potent cancer fighter, reducing malignancies in rats by a third, a European study claims. "One of the natural pesticides in carrots is responsible for the cancer-preventing effect of carrots," said lead researcher Kirsten Brandt, a senior lecturer at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne, in England. "We now have identified a compound which seems to...

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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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Herod refers to 'Herod the Great,' a Roman client king and 'a madman who murdered his own family and a great many rabbis.' According to the OED, the term is 'chiefly with allusion to Shakespeare's use' in Hamlet.