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Q. I recently purchased property that had a very old peach tree on it. It produced very small, hard, inedible peaches . The trunk is very gnarled and bark is peeling off. Is there anything that can be done so the tree will produce edible fruit? - B. Hurst, Virginia Beach A.
By Jennifer Palmer, The Oklahoman Jun. 14--Local tomato growers say their produce is a safe alternative to the tomatoes being scrutinized by federal authorities as the possible source of a recent salmonella outbreak.
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.
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.
By LAURA SIMMONS, Courier & Press staff writer 464-7510 or email@example.com Tomatoes will not be an available taco or sandwich topping at many area restaurants for several days.
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.
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.
MU researcher discovers why tomatoes are good for prevention and possible treatment
Researchers are trying to understand which genetic changes have caused tomatoes to become almost 1,000 times larger than their wild ancestors.
British researchers report that tomatoes may protect skin from harmful UV rays that can lead to premature ageing and skin cancer.
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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