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2008-06-14 03:00:03

WASHINGTON - The toll from salmonella-tainted tomatoes jumped to 228 illnesses Thursday as the government learned of five-dozen previously unknown cases and said it is possible the food poisoning contributed to a cancer patient's death. Six more states - Florida, Georgia, Missouri, New York, Tennessee and Vermont - reported illnesses related to the outbreak, bringing the number of affected states to 23. The Food and Drug Admini-stration has not pinpointed the source of the...

2008-06-14 00:00:22

By LAURA SIMMONS, Courier & Press staff writer 464-7510 or simmonsl@courierpress.com Tomatoes will not be an available taco or sandwich topping at many area restaurants for several days. In the wake of a salmonella outbreak, the Food and Drug Administration is warning consumers to avoid eating raw red plum, red Roma and red round tomatoes. They have been tied to 145 infections reported since mid-April. The warning, which was issued Saturday, does not apply to cherry tomatoes, grape...

2008-06-13 21:00:03

By Kelly Young, Jacksonville Daily Progress, Texas Jun. 13--As we take time out of our busy lives to pay homage to the tomato and the impact it has had on the Jacksonville area, it is useful to have an understanding of the history of the tomato. It is a common misconception that tomatoes originated along the coastal lands of Mediterranean Sea, and while those areas are prime tomato-growing locations, the tomato was actually originally from much closer to home. History indicates that...

2008-06-13 21:00:03

By Delania Trigg, Gainesville Daily Register, Texas Jun. 13--Some local restaurants are no longer serving tomatoes -- at least until officials determine the source of a salmonella outbreak that has caused serious food-borne illnesses in at least 17 states. Emily Palmer -- a spokesman for the Texas State Health Department -- said not all tomatoes are dangerous. "This outbreak seems to be limited to Roma and large red tomatoes," she said in a telephone interview Wednesday afternoon....

2008-05-29 14:55:40

MU researcher discovers why tomatoes are good for prevention and possible treatment COLUMBIA, Mo. "“ New cancer research from the University of Missouri suggests that eating a certain form of tomato product could be the key to unlocking the prostate cancer-fighting potential of the tomato. The positive effect of tomato products has been suggested in many studies, but, until now, researchers did not know exactly what caused this effect. "It appears that the greatest protective effect...

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2008-05-12 13:25:00

Researchers are trying to understand which genetic changes have caused tomatoes to become almost 1,000 times larger than their wild ancestors.Steven Tanksley, plant geneticist at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, is trying to determine what allowed humans to change wild tomatoes into modern varieties like the beefsteak tomato, which can weigh a pound or more."The cherry tomato would be considered very large compared to what is found in the wild," Tanksley said."Humans began...

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2008-04-29 14:00:00

British researchers report that tomatoes may protect skin from harmful UV rays that can lead to premature ageing and skin cancer. The study found consuming just five tablespoons of tomato paste per day was enough to provide the benefit, and suggests that lycopene is the source of the protection.The study, conducted by researchers at the universities of Manchester and Newcastle, was presented at the British Society for Investigative Dermatology.Previous research has linked lycopene, a...

2007-12-30 09:00:16

Question I have a potted Meyer lemon that is 30 years old. It was an air layer done by my late father. It came from Florida but has lived in Norfolk 30 years. It is on a deck with south exposure and is covered during foul weather. We bring it inside during a hard freeze. My mother recently passed away, and I am guardian of the lemon. It is in a 23-inch-diameter pot and has not been repotted for 15 years. It bears fruit often and usually an impressive amount . Right now it has a very few...

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2007-08-02 06:15:00

By Turner, Lisa Simplify your life-and boost your health-with these basic foods that really work You can nibble on goji berries, whip up noni juice smoothies and stock your shelves with antioxidants. But if you're looking for what really works for optimal health and disease prevention, the best approach is to focus on foods that are rich in disease-fighting phytochemicals. "Basic foods that have proven health benefits are what we want to emphasize." says Steven Pratt, MD, author of...

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2007-05-22 19:26:09

SACRAMENTO -- An insect-borne virus that has killed tomato plants across Central America, Florida and Georgia has been detected in California for the first time. The virus, known as tomato yellow leaf curl, devastated crops in the Dominican Republican and in Mexico, forcing those countries to curtail the growing season to contain the spread of the disease. Tomatoes are California's eighth largest crop. The state supplies the vast majority of the nation's processed tomatoes - 95 percent,...


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2013-10-03 09:43:32

Flavr Savr, also known as CGN-89564, a genetically modified tomato, was the first commercially grown genetically engineered food to be granted a license for human consumption. It was produced by the Californian company Calgene, and submitted to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in 1992. On May 18, 1994, the FDA completed its evaluation of the Flavr Savr tomato and the usage of APH(3’)II, concluding that the tomato “is as safe as tomatoes bred by conventional means” and “that the...

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