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2013-01-22 08:32:26

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Traina Foods, a leading seller of premium sun dried fruits for nearly a century, unveiled the world's first California sun dried tomato ketchup at the Winter Fancy Food Show in San Francisco this week. From traditional ketchup vehicles like hamburgers and French fries to more novel consumption ideas like marinades and sauces, Traina Foods' California Sun Dried Tomato Ketchup is a pantry staple. It elevates cook-out and bar-b-que...

2012-11-15 12:28:55

WARMINSTER, Pa., Nov. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- For summer 2013, W. Atlee Burpee, the country's leading home gardening company, offers a remarkable lineup of breakthrough vegetables, flowers, and fruits. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121115/PH11173 ) The trailblazing new varieties will be featured in Burpee's 2013 catalog and on the company's website, burpee.com. Founded in 1876, Burpee has introduced numerous breakthrough varieties in its 136 years, including the first...

Genetically Engineered Tomatoes Offer Plaque-Fighting Abilities
2012-11-06 12:10:52

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online At the American Heart Association´s Scientific Sessions 2012, researchers recently revealed that genetically engineered tomato plants were able to create a peptide, a string of amino acids, that works similarly to good cholesterol when it is consumed. In the study, mice that consumed modified, freeze-dried, ground tomatoes showed signs of less inflammation and had a decreased amount of plaque build-up in the arteries...

Stroke Risk Lowered By Eating Tomatoes
2012-10-09 04:45:57

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online New research out of Finland suggests that eating tomatoes and tomato-based foods is associated with a lower risk of stroke. Tomatoes are high in the antioxidant lycopene. The results, published in Neurology, found that people with the highest volume of lycopene in their blood were 55 percent less likely to have a stroke than those with the lowest amounts of lycopene. At the beginning of the study the lycopene blood level was...

2012-09-27 10:26:49

WASHINGTON, Sept. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The International Trade Administration of the U.S. Commerce Department today announced a preliminary decision to scrap the 1996 suspension agreement on fresh tomatoes from Mexico. Representatives of five principal Mexican tomato industry organizations are scheduled to meet with Commerce officials Friday morning, and issued this statement: We were stunned by today's preliminary decision by the U.S. Commerce Department to terminate the longstanding...

2012-09-20 06:32:48

TOLEDO, Ohio, Sept. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Dei Fratelli, a preferred tomato brand sold throughout the United States, announces its fifth annual Ripened Recipe Contest. This national cooking competition will take place from September 15 through October 31, touting three categories to submit recipe entries into: General Category/Traditional Favorites, Specialty (Kosher, Low-Sodium, and "Gluten-Free") and Crock Pot Innovations. All winners will be announced November 22. Individuals may enter...

Better Bug-resistant Plants With Discovery Of New Gene
2012-09-18 08:08:44

The discovery of a new gene could lead to better bug-resistant plants. Research led by Michigan State University and appearing on the cover of this week´s Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, demonstrates that domestic tomatoes could re-learn a thing or two from their wild cousins. Long-term cultivation has led to tomato crops losing beneficial traits common to wild tomatoes. Anthony Schilmiller, MSU research assistant professor of biochemistry and molecular biology,...

Scientists Find Gene Behind Ripe, Tasteless Tomatoes
2012-06-29 05:38:08

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Researchers at University of California Davis and Cornell University have unraveled the mystery behind those tasteless tomatoes in your salad that lack sweetness and flavor yet look perfectly ripe. Ironically, it turns out the same genetic change that causes the tomatoes to ripen uniformly also make them produce less sugar, making them somewhat tasteless, the scientists said in their study published Friday in the journal Science....

2012-06-25 10:26:08

MAITLAND, Fla., June 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The following statement was released today by the Florida Tomato Exchange announcing that documents had been filed with the U.S. Department of Commerce and the U.S. International Trade Commission indicating the interest of the petitioners to withdraw the antidumping duty petition that had been filed in 1996 thereby terminating the suspended investigations and the current suspension agreement. "Sixteen years ago, the Florida Tomato Exchange, along...

2012-06-14 10:20:59

Heritage Seed Co. Provides Local Farmers with Heirloom Foods in Danger of Extinction PITTSBURGH, June 14, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In 2011 Blackberry Meadows Farm started Heritage Seed Co., the first and only seed bank in the Southwestern Pennsylvania region focusing on providing local growers with seeds for heirloom varieties of plants native to the region. To help finance this project, Blackberry Meadows Farm received a large grant from The Sprout Fund's Spring program. "The...


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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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