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2011-12-09 15:05:00

E. coli lawyers at Marler Clark, the nation's leading law firm representing victims of foodborne illness, have filed a lawsuit on behalf of St. Louis woman who allegedly contracted E. coli after eating romaine lettuce at a salad bar in a local Schnucks supermarket ST. LOUIS, MO (PRWEB) December 09, 2011 Marler Clark, the nationâs leading law firm representing victims of E. coli outbreaks, along with St. Louis-based law firm Aleshire Robb & Sivils filed a lawsuit today on...

2011-11-04 12:00:00

Two years ago, the producer of fresh salads and field fresh commodity vegetables partnered with Nunhems, the vegetable seed business of Bayer CropScience, to develop an innovative new product to challenge the dominance of spring mix at both retail and foodservice. Parma, Idaho (PRWEB) November 04, 2011 These days, creating award-winning new products takes a team effort. Just ask River Ranch Fresh Foods. Two years ago, the producer of fresh salads and field fresh commodity vegetables...

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2011-01-18 10:29:00

Breeding lines prove dieback resistant, show improved shelf life California and Arizona, the two largest lettuce-producing states, account for more than 95% of the lettuce grown in the United States. Since the early 1990s, the states' lettuce crops have been subject to "dieback", a disease indicated by symptoms including mottling, yellowing, and death of older leaves, and stunting and eventual death of lettuce plants. Dieback disease, caused by two soil-borne viruses, affects romaine and...

2009-11-12 00:00:00

BASEL, Switzerland, Nov. 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Syngenta announced today the signing of agreements to acquire two U.S.-based lettuce seed companies: Synergene Seed & Technology, Inc. and Pybas Vegetable Seed Co., Inc. The acquisitions will establish a significant position for Syngenta in the North American lettuce market and will broaden its lettuce development portfolio in Europe and Asia. "The acquired companies are highly complementary and combine a broad and deep range of...

2009-08-06 13:55:00

A Baylor College of Medicine (www.bcm.edu) expert offers up the skinny on lettuce "“ eat lots of it, but try to choose the most nutritiousvariety and watch what you put on it."Salad is a wonderful way to fill up without consuming a lot of calories," said Dr. Rebecca Reeves, (http://www.bcm.edu/news/broadcastcenter/expert.cfm?expertid=79) assistant professor of medicine at BCM and a registered dietitian. "It's a good idea to eat a salad before your meal because the fiber helps fill you...

2009-05-21 09:34:51

U.S. scientists say they are experimenting with ultraviolet light-emitting diodes to create darker, redder lettuce that is rich in antioxidants Plant physiologists led by Steve Britz of the U.S. Department of Agriculture in Beltsville, Md., said spinach has more nutritional value than iceberg lettuce because darker colors in leafy vegetables are often signs of antioxidants that are thought to have a variety of health benefits. The researchers said the dark red tinges on a leaf of red leaf...

2009-05-18 15:39:40

Salad dressing aside, a pile of spinach has more nutritional value than a wedge of iceberg lettuce. That's because darker colors in leafy vegetables are often signs of antioxidants that are thought to have a variety of health benefits. Now a team of plant physiologists has developed a way to make lettuce darker and redder"”and therefore healthier"”using ultraviolet light-emitting diodes (LEDs).Steven Britz of the U.S. Department of Agriculture in Beltsville, Md., and colleagues...

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2008-07-18 08:44:44

The lettuce cut and packaged for food service and salad mixes is an increasingly important component of the produce industry. Lettuce is highly perishable, and the cutting required in processing further shortens its shelf life. Packaging cut lettuce and other fresh produce in semipermeable plastic films extends shelf life via a technique called "modified-atmosphere packaging". The success of modified-atmosphere (MA) packaging for lettuce and certain salad greens has led to innovative...


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Leaf vegetables
2013-08-21 09:03:22

Leaf vegetables are leaves from various plants that are edible with some leaves having tender shoots, such as beet greens, attached. Leaf vegetables are very high in nutrition and may be used in various culinary dishes. While there are over a thousand species of leaf vegetables, they generally come from plants that are short-lived such as lettuce and spinach. Leaf vegetables are high in vitamin K which is caused from the photosynthesis that takes place during the growing phase. Anyone on...

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