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2014-09-18 20:23:37

Newhouse Chair Admits Using State Resources, Sees Nothing Wrong with It RICHLAND, Wash., Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The "Didier for Congress" campaign has gone to court to stop its opponent from allegedly violating both state and federal campaign laws in Washington's 4(th) Congressional District. "We were reluctant to do it, but we owe it to the voters to level the playing field to guarantee an honest and fair election, Said Clint Didier. "They've already admitted...

2014-09-16 12:36:28

Snap a potato photo, tag it with #TopTater and you could win $100 DENVER, Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A #TopTater worthy dish is not your average baked potato or ho-hum casserole. It's delicious. It's memorable. It's different. It's a potato dish that makes you go "yum!" And ultimately, it's a potato-centric moment that could earn you the chance to win the $100 prize that the United States Potato Board (USPB) is giving away every week. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140912/145689...

2014-08-27 16:24:59

Segment to Air on Fyi Network Nationwide on Aug. 28, 2014 at 9 p.m. EDT PHOENIX, Aug. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- This week, Inventure Foods, Inc.'s (NASDAQ: SNAK) licensed snack food line, TGI Friday's(TM) Potato Skins, a fan favorite, will make its debut on the Fyi Network's 'Food Factory' on Aug. 28, 2014 at 9 p.m. (EDT). The segment will feature the line's popular Cheddar Bacon Potato Skins variety and Steve Sklar, senior vice president and general manager for Inventure Foods, Inc....

2014-08-27 08:29:19

DALLAS, August 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- MarketReportsOnline.com adds "Global Vegetable Seeds Market: Trends and Opportunities (2014-2019)" research report to its store. This report is of 62 pages and published in August 2014. Asia is the largest market for vegetable seeds followed by Europe, North America, South America and Africa. The vegetables market is divided into 6 main crop groupings and 17 major crops. Solanaceae is the largest group that consists of tomato, pepper and...

2014-08-18 12:29:17

DENVER, Aug. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Just in time for back-to-school, the United States Potato Board (USPB) and The Kids Cook Monday have announced a partnership designed to educate families about delicious and nutritious potato recipes that they can enjoy cooking and eating together at home, even on a busy weeknight. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140818/136861 The Kids Cook Monday (TKCM) is a part of The Monday Campaigns, a non-profit public health initiative associated...

2014-08-04 13:23:53

American Association for Cancer Research Consumption of a type of starch that acts like fiber may help reduce colorectal cancer risk associated with a high red meat diet, according to a study published in Cancer Prevention Research, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research. "Red meat and resistant starch have opposite effects on the colorectal cancer-promoting miRNAs, the miR-17-92 cluster," said Karen J. Humphreys, PhD, a research associate at the Flinders Center for...

2014-07-30 12:28:05

Potatoes to be infused ingredient in World Recipe Championship at November Event NASHVILLE, Tenn., July 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The World Food Championships announced today that the United States Potato Board (USPB) has officially signed on as a partner for the 2014 competition, which will be held in Downtown Las Vegas, November 12-18. Competitors in the World Recipe Championship event will be required to incorporate potatoes, America's favorite side dish vegetable, into their...

2014-07-21 08:28:12

LONDON, July 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report: Snack Pellets Market by Type (Potato, Corn, Rice, Tapioca, Mixed Grain and Others) & by Geography - Global Trends and Forecasts to 2019https://www.reportbuyer.com/product/2232387/Snack-Pellets-Market-by-Type-Potato-Corn-Rice-Tapioca-Mixed-Grain-and-Others--by-Geography---Global-Trends-and-Forecasts-to-2019.html Snack pellets are semi-finished expandable snack that are manufactured using...

organic food
2014-07-12 05:26:43

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online An in-depth comparison of the nutritional quality and safety of food production methods has revealed that organic crops contain more antioxidants, as well as fewer and less frequent pesticide-related residue. Lead investigator Carlo Leifert, a professor at the Newcastle University School of Agriculture in the UK, and an international team of colleagues examined 343 peer-reviewed publications that compared the nutritional quality...

2014-07-10 23:07:40

DMG Productions explores the latest innovations in crop production. Woodland, CA (PRWEB) July 10, 2014 Ag Seeds announced today they will be featured in an upcoming episode of American Farmer, airing fourth quarter on RFD-TV. American Farmer will explore Ag Seeds, founded in 1975, whose mission is to identify and sell genetics that are adapted to the changing needs of California Agriculture and that contribute to the sustainable production of safe and nutritious food. American Farmer will...


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Potato Puffer, Tetraodon miurus
2013-02-17 08:21:54

Image Credit: Jamie C/Wikipedia The potato puffer, also called the Congo puffer, inhabits freshwater rivers of Africa, primarily in the Congo basin, occasionally found in flowing rapids. This puffer is a very inactive bottom dweller, burying itself in the sandy river bed waiting for prey to pass by. Although the potato puffer is a very aggressive predator, it also hides to keep out of sight from other predators. Where the bottom is solid and this fish cannot bury itself, it will change...

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2011-02-23 17:36:42

Potato virus Y (PVY) is a plant pathogenic virus of the family Potyviridae. It is one of the most important plant viruses affecting potatoes. Infection results in various symptoms depending on the strain. Production loss is the most mild of the symptoms and "˜potato tuber necrotic ringspot disease' is the worst. Ringspot renders potatoes unmarketable and can therefore result in a major loss of income. Aphid vectors transmit PVY but it can also remain dormant in seed potatoes. The South...

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2005-08-25 11:12:07

The Jerusalem cricket (Stenopelmatus) is a genus of large, flightless insects native to western United States, along the Pacific Coast, and south into Mexico. Because of its large, human-like head, it is commonly called the nino de la tierra (Spanish for "child of the earth"), or wó see ts'inii (Navajo for "skull insect"). It is also often called the potato bug, or alternatively the old bald-headed man. Despite their name, Jerusalem crickets are not true crickets. Also, Potato bugs are...

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