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2008-07-14 06:00:00

By Julie Schmit Imports of jalapeno peppers from Mexico have slowed amid government testing for salmonella, and importers say shortages are likely if the bottleneck continues. "If this goes on for two more weeks, there's a strong likelihood you won't get a jalapeno in your burrito," says Will Steele, CEO of a leading pepper importer, Frontera Produce of Edinburg, Texas. Frontera is still shipping peppers, but some importers have stopped, saying the tests take so long that peppers rot in...

2006-07-31 15:25:08

By Torrye Jones NEW YORK (Reuters) - Sultry Latin star Shakira and funk-rock band Red Hot Chili Peppers led the nominations for the 2006 MTV Video Music Awards with seven nods each, MTV said on Monday. They were followed by ruling pop queen Madonna and the new pop-punk quartet Panic! At The Disco, who received five nominations each for the event. It will be held on August 31 in Radio City Music Hall, returning to New York after two years in Miami. "This year we're going back to our...

2005-12-21 08:17:46

DICKINSON, N.D. -- Two Dickinson State University students are attempting to create a fast-growing and prolific pepper species. Three times a week, Dena Ehli and Jennifer Robinette manage the university's new greenhouse, as investigators in a botany experiment called the "pepper project." "What we're trying to do, actually, is produce a plant that will produce a lot of peppers in a short-growing season," Ehli said. Robinette has the same goals but focuses more on the short-term goals....


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