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2010-11-16 16:22:00

APTOS, Calif., Nov. 16, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New research findings support the heart health benefits of tomato products. The findings, presented at three sessions during the American Dietetic Association's Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo held in Boston last week, introduced new data that continues to support a body of evidence linking tomato products such as canned tomatoes, tomato paste, salsa, juice and sauce with heart health. (Logo:...

2010-09-09 14:46:00

WARMINSTER, Pa., Sept. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- While most American industries are experiencing slowdowns and at best stagnant sales and profits, the home gardening industry is enjoying another record year as Americans increasingly opt to grow their own vegetables for a variety of reasons. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100909/PH62360 ) (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100909/PH62360 ) Led by W. Atlee Burpee & Co, in Warminster, PA, the home gardening industry has...

2010-09-03 12:05:00

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., Sept. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As fat summer tomatoes dangle in profusion from vines in gardens and farms across the country, researchers at Wake Forest University are looking for a way to make future harvests hold up better against drought or lack of nutrients. But the tomatoes these researchers study, with names like Never Ripe and Green Ripe, are mutants that will never achieve that wonderful red that makes a perfect summer meal for many foodies. That's because...

2010-08-11 17:18:00

WARMINSTER, Pa., Aug. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- WHAT: Burpee's director of horticulture, Grace Romero, will conduct a live demonstration of Burpee's revolutionary new breeding techniques that enable the company to breed Heirlooms with all the beneficial attributes of Hybrids -- disease-resistance, high-yield and heartiness without sacrificing the superior flavor associated with Heirlooms. Burpee's best Heirloom-Hybrid tomatoes will be available for tasting. WHY: The debate over which is...

2010-07-23 15:19:00

SAN ANTONIO, July 23 /PRNewswire/ -- On Saturday, San Antonio-based NatureSweet® Tomatoes in partnership with local organizations Stroller Strides and SAMMinistries, hosts the second exercise class of the SunBursts Stroller Project, a two-part program to provide more than 25 families in need with new baby strollers and fun, stroller-based exercise classes. Open to the public, the event will take place at the San Antonio Zoo at 10 a.m. (Photo:...

2010-07-21 10:00:00

QUINCY, Mass., July 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Ice cream and popsicles aren't the only treats to offer kids after a long day of fun in the sun. With an abundance of in season fruits and veggies, Summer is the perfect time to instill healthy eating habits. Thanks to Stop & Shop's 60+-year partnership with local farmers, shoppers can purchase high quality, fresh from the farm produce. Shoppers interested in fresh, local food can rest easy as the summer months in the Northeast bring plentiful...

2010-06-29 08:00:00

A Purdue University researcher has found a sort of fountain of youth for tomatoes that extends their shelf life by about a week. Avtar Handa, a professor of horticulture, found that adding a yeast gene increases production of a compound that slows aging and delays microbial decay in tomatoes. Handa said the results, published in the early online version of The Plant Journal, likely would transfer to most fruits. "We can inhibit the aging of plants and extend the shelf life of fruits by an...

2010-06-26 10:00:00

SAN ANTONIO, June 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, San Antonio-based NatureSweet® in partnership with local organizations, Stroller Strides and SAMMinistries, kicked off the SunBursts Stroller Project, a two-part program to provide more than 25 families in need with new baby strollers and fun, stroller-based exercise classes. In celebration of NatureSweet's new, bite-sized, yellow SunBursts tomato, the company donated 30 yellow strollers to families with SAMMinistries. As...

2010-05-03 12:06:00

NEW YORK, May 3 /PRNewswire/ -- The Association for Dressings & Sauces (ADS), a trade association of salad dressing and sauce manufacturers and suppliers to the industry, welcomes May as National Salad Month. ADS recommends eating salads with salad dressings to help reach the American Heart Association's recommended five to nine servings of vegetables and fruits per day. See video from Association for Dressings & Sauces at: http://inr.mediaseed.tv/ADS_37362 Salads are an...

2010-04-16 09:25:34

Model based on solar radiation accurately predicts yields Growing tomatoes is not always easy. In many parts of the world summers are too hot to grow tomatoes in greenhouses, even those with intricate cooling systems. In cooler climates where tomatoes are grown year-round in production greenhouses, yield fluctuations are still challenging for producers who need to fulfill orders and predict labor costs. Finding accurate methods for predicting greenhouse tomato yields is at the forefront of...

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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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