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2008-06-17 03:00:03

TOMATOES are the new spinach. They're this year's peanut butter and imported seafood, the latest in a painfully long line of potentially tainted foods to turn up on market shelves.

2008-06-17 00:00:23

By Lauran Neergaard The Associated Press WASHINGTON - Food and Drug Administration detectives had a hot lead, narrowing down to a grower who just might have supplied salmonella-tainted tomatoes. Then the patient changed her story: She'd eaten a round tomato, not a Roma one after all.

2008-06-16 15:00:00

By Karen Herzog, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Jun. 14--Jackie Phillips scanned a sea of bright red tomatoes in a Whitefish Bay food store Friday and wondered aloud whether it was safe to buy any of them.

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2008-06-15 12:10:00

Why is it taking so long to find the source of those bad tomatoes? It largely boils down to the frailty of human memory and the mysteries of the tomato bin.

2008-06-14 06:00:02

By Elaine Walker, The Miami Herald Jun. 14--As Sylena Reid picked up a tomato at Publix, she paused before she put it into her shopping basket. "I hope they're safe now," said Reid, 30, of Hollywood.

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2008-04-10 09:40:00

Washing fresh fruits and vegetables before eating may reduce the risk of food poisoning and those awful episodes of vomiting and diarrhea. But according to new research, washing alone — even with chlorine disinfectants — may not be enough.

2007-09-26 09:00:27

NEW YORK, Sept. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Kim & Scott's Gourmet Pretzels(R) introduces its Stuffed Spinach Feta Pretzel with Flax for retail (in a frozen 4-pack) and wholesale at the 2007 Natural Products Expo East in Baltimore (Booth 2846).

2007-03-20 06:00:23

SANTA ANA, Calif. _ At a recent investor conference, an executive tied to Irvine, Calif.-based Taco Bell described the company's brush with E. coli as an "opportunity" to develop better farm safety procedures.

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2006-12-31 11:59:38

In light of food poisoning outbreaks involving spinach and lettuce, the government and the produce industry are scrambling to make leafy greens safer before the spring planting season.

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2006-10-03 08:45:00

Chobi DebRoy's lab is a haven for E. coli bacteria. No wonder she has bottles of disinfectant sitting all over the countertops. The roughly 70,000 specimens of E. coli, housed in glass vials stored safely in freezers and steel cabinets in the back of her research center.


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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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alicorn
  • The horn of a unicorn considered as a medical or pharmacological ingredient.
  • A winged horse with a single horn on its head; a winged unicorn.
The word 'alicorn' comes from Italian alicorno, already associated with unicorns and reinterpreted, popularized by Bearing an Hourglass (1984) and other fantasy novels by Piers Anthony.
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