Latest Tomatoes Stories

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

2008-05-29 14:55:40

MU researcher discovers why tomatoes are good for prevention and possible treatment

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.

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.

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.

2007-08-02 06:15:00

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.

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Flavr Savr
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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