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2010-12-28 06:00:00

LISLE, Ill., Dec. 28, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- McCain Foods, the world's largest maker of frozen prepared potatoes, has joined the Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation (HWCF) in its pledge to reduce obesity, especially among children aged 6 to 11, by 2015. McCain Foods will provide support for programs and activities designed to help people achieve a healthy weight by balancing energy (calories) consumed with energy expended through physical activity. Today, many Americans are consuming...

2010-12-17 17:00:11

New research into the health benefits of beetroot juice suggests it's not only athletes who can benefit from its performance enhancing properties "“ its physiological effects could help the elderly or people with heart or lung-conditions enjoy more active lives. Beetroot juice has been one of the biggest stories in sports science over the past year after researchers at the University of Exeter found it enables people to exercise for up to 16% longer. The startling results have led to a...

2010-12-08 00:49:02

Researchers at Umeå Plant Science Center in Sweden discovered, in collaboration with the Syngenta company, a previously unknown gene in sugar beets that blocks flowering. The discovery makes it possible to control when sugar beets bloom. Researchers at Umeå Plant Science Center in Sweden discovered, in collaboration with the Syngenta company, a previously unknown gene in sugar beets that blocks flowering. Only with the cold of winter is the gene shut off,...

2010-12-04 00:00:40

Clever rhymes and whimsical illustrations take children through all the places and ways that Harry, a very silly dog, loves his carrots. Through Harry's example, children learn that they, too, can love their vegetables. Hillsborough, NC (Vocus/PRWEB) December 02, 2010 In Laura Baldwin's new hardcover children's book, 'Harry Loves Carrots', children go on a playful journey in and around the garden as they follow Harry, a very silly dog with one obsession: carrots. "He looks for them in the...

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2010-12-01 12:35:00

A federal judge has ordered that a genetically modified crop be destroyed, saying that the altered sugar beets were planted illegally. U.S. District Judge Jeffrey White in California granted a preliminary injunction Tuesday that was sought by the Center for Food Safety and other groups, which said the Monsanto-produced sugar beet crops were planted without proper environmental review. He delayed implementation of the order until December 7 to allow time for an appeal. White said in his...

2010-11-12 07:32:00

MOSES LAKE, Wash., Nov. 12, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- While the nation's economy continues to struggle, those who operate Eastern Washington's bountiful potato farms are helping efficient food banks make sure families in need -- especially those with children or seniors -- don't go to bed hungry. This fall, two generous Washington state potato farms in the Columbia Basin have donated over 100 tons of fresh potatoes directly from the field to Second Harvest in Spokane. For the third year in...

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2010-10-22 07:51:10

Saving vulnerable indigenous crop diversity is key to developing crops in the future and promoting healthier diets Hoping to save the vulnerable varieties of bananas painted by the artist Paul Gauguin, rare coconuts, and 1,000 other unique varieties of staple fruit and vegetable crops across the Pacific, crop specialists from nine islands have launched a major effort to preserve the indigenous diversity of foods that are deemed critical to combating diet-related health problems. "Through this...

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...

2010-10-12 08:00:00

DENVER, Oct. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Research just released by the University of California, Davis and the National Center for Food Safety and Technology, Illinois Institute of Technology demonstrates that people can include potatoes in their diet and still lose weight. This research was presented at the Obesity Society's 28th Annual Scientific Meeting October 8-12, 2010. The study sought to gain a better understanding of the role of potatoes and the glycemic index in weight loss, largely...

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2010-09-22 07:50:00

Indian researchers have developed a genetically enhanced potato that is chock-full of protein and has increased levels of amino acids. Scientists published a paper on their modifications in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences on Tuesday, saying they hoped the protein-packed potato would find more acceptance because it uses a gene from the amaranth seed. "Because potato constitutes an important part of the diet of many people in developed as well as developing countries, it...


Latest Root vegetables Reference Libraries

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2009-04-28 15:37:54

Brassica rapa or Turnip Mustard is grown primarily as a leaf vegetable, root vegetable and an oilseed and is often referred to as a field mustard. Napa cabbage and turnip are members of this group. Varieties of this plant are used in experiments because they are easy to grow and require little attention and reach full maturity in 40 days. Some have even been used in botany experiments in space. Photo Copyright and Credit

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2009-04-17 14:44:19

The Fairy Lily (Zephyranthes candida) also known as the White Rain Lily, is a species of plant native to the Rio de la Plata region of South America including Argentina and Uruguay. It is also found in Paraguay and Chile. Other common names for this plant are August rain lily, White zephyr lily, Peruvian swamp-lily, Zephyr flower, and Autumn zephyr lily. The Fairy Lily is a white hybridized species of a flower that is usually found in pink flowering form. It grows from 6 to 10 inches tall....

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2005-07-12 16:47:45

Daylily comprises the small genus Hemerocallis of flowering plants in the family Hemerocallidaceae. The name Hemerocallis is based on the Greek words for day and beauty, which reflects the fact that the individual flowers last for only one day. They open at sunrise and wither at sunset, to be replaced by another one (sometimes two or none) on the same stem the next day. Originally from Eurasia, a native from Europe to China, Korea, and Japan, their large showy flowers have made them...

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2005-06-23 11:13:55

The Tiger lily (Lilium lancifolium or Tigerlily) is a large and spectacular flower which is also cultivated in Asia for its edible bulb. Like other true lilies, the flowers are borne on an erect stem with linear leaves. The American 'red lily' or 'wild lily' (Lilium philadelphicum) is also sometimes known as the 'tiger lily' because of its black spotted flowers. This lily also has an edible bulb and was eaten by the American Indians. Lilium columbianum from the Pacific Northwest is...

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  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'