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Researchers Study Genetic Differences Between Domestic, Wild Tomato
2013-06-27 08:09:01

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online An international team of researchers from the US, Europe and Japan have compiled the first comparison of both the DNA sequences and which genes are active - or being transcribed - between the domestic tomato and wild varieties. Julin Maloof, professor of plant biology in the College of Biological Sciences at the University of California, Davis, says the findings give insight into the genetic changes involved in the domestication...

2013-06-09 23:01:02

A recent Fox News article examines five foods that have the ability to keep the skin looking younger. Dr. Simon Ourian of Epione Medical Corporation says that the article provides a good primer on skin healthy foods. Los Angeles, California (PRWEB) June 09, 2013 According to a May 30, 2013 Fox News article titled “5 Foods That Make You Look Younger,” the following five foods are important in the context of skin care, because they help keep the skin wrinkle free, supple, and...

2013-05-24 11:34:33

Already more healthy, now more tasty and longer-lasting Tomatoes, said to be the world's most popular fruit, can be made both better-tasting and longer-lasting thanks to UK research with purple GM varieties. "Working with GM tomatoes that are different to normal fruit only by the addition of a specific compound, allows us to pinpoint exactly how to breed in valuable traits," said Professor Cathie Martin from the John Innes Centre. The research could also lead to GM varieties with...

2013-05-10 08:26:44

Gardeners love growing tomatoes but find the horizontal growth of the vines is problematic. Often a gardener will try using homemade stakes and plant ties or a metal cage; solutions that rarely work. The Ultomato Tomato Plant Cage is a new solution. LITITZ, Penn., May 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Gardeners love growing tomatoes; so much so that 93% of gardeners say they grow this popular vegetable. (Yes, it's a vegetable, declared so by the United States Supreme Court in 1893. See this...

Prostate Cancer Prevention From Tomato And Soy Consumption
2013-05-09 05:38:26

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Eating tomatoes and soy together could be better at preventing prostate cancer than consuming either food product by itself, according to new research published online in the journal Cancer Prevention Research. “In our study, we used mice that were genetically engineered to develop an aggressive form of prostate cancer,” John Erdman, a professor of food science and nutrition at the University of Illinois and one of the...

2013-03-05 23:01:30

On September 21st, 2013 Tomato Assault will host a massive tomato fight at Chicago's Toyota Park with a portion of each ticket going to support the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) March 05, 2013 Modeled after La Tomatina, the annual festival held in Bunol, Spain in August, Tomato Assault offers an extremely unique way for community members to enjoy live local music, a costume contest, inflatables, a never-ending beer garden and a full fledged food fight featuring up...

2013-02-03 12:20:06

MAITLAND, Fla., Feb. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- In June 2012, U.S. tomato producers from throughout the United States filed a request to withdraw the 16-year old antidumping petition and have the existing suspension agreement covering fresh tomato exports from Mexico terminated. Their effort was designed to ensure a fair and transparent market as U.S. law provides. After extensive consultations with the U.S. Department of Commerce, domestic tomato growers indicated tentative support for the...

2013-02-01 12:25:15

NOGALES, Ariz., Feb. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- If the U.S. Department of Commerce refuses to accept good-faith concessions by Mexico's tomato-growing industry after months of negotiating a trade agreement, it signals a dangerous precedent that would have unintended consequences for U.S. jobs, said an industry group that fears a broad trade war could break out. "If the Commerce Department kills the tomato trade agreement, this will almost certainly threaten the livelihood of hundreds of...

2013-01-29 16:24:57

SAN DIEGO, Jan. 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Mighty 'Mato, the first line of grafted tomato plants available to home gardeners in North America, is introducing 21 new varieties of grafted tomatoes this year. This brings their total selection to 39 grafted tomato varieties for spring 2013, including many heirlooms, which are often more susceptible to soil, climate, and disease problems. By grafting favorite heirlooms to vigorous, disease-resistant rootstock, they produce larger, stronger, hardier,...

2013-01-24 12:29:00

NOGALES, Ariz., Jan. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- A new pricing study finds that American consumers are facing a "tomato cliff" that will result in huge premiums for fresh tomatoes at the supermarket, or else they will be forced to go without fresh tomatoes, if the U.S. terminates a trade agreement with Mexico at the request of a group of Florida growers. If Mexican tomatoes are forced to withdraw from the U.S. market, prices for popular varieties such as hothouse tomatoes on the vine would...


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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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