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2009-03-23 11:20:00

The tomato, while not officially a vegetable, should be chosen as the official state vegetable for the state of New Jersey, a group of students says. The Star-Ledger newspaper in Newark, N.J., said Monday that a group of Memorial School fourth-grade students in Washington, N.J., have been calling for the tomato to receive the state honor in an online petition. In addition to the students' votetomato.com petition, one of the young Warren County residents has contacted New Jersey Gov. Jon...

2009-03-13 07:00:00

One Child Will Be Crowned the NatureSweet(R) Cherubs(R) Spokeskid in the 'Be the Next Sweet Sensation' Promotion SAN ANTONIO, March 13 /PRNewswire/ -- To spread the word about NatureSweet(R) Cherubs(R) bite-sized tomatoes as the sweetest snacking tomato, NatureSweet(R) will launch an online natural talent show for kids entitled "Be the Next Sweet Sensation". The contest will be launched with a fully integrated marketing program including online, retail, print, PR and radio support. One child...

2009-03-10 23:20:53

A diet high in vegetables can reduce the risk of prostate cancer, researchers in China suggest. Ruth Chan of The Chinese University of Hong Kong and colleagues examined more than 100 studies and concluded that the primary mechanism of this positive vegetable effect is antioxidant protection against DNA and cell damage. The researchers said tomatoes and their byproducts contain the carotenoid antioxidant lycopene. Overall, studies for tomatoes and lycopenes show inconsistent results on...

2009-02-03 16:16:36

Technically, economically feasible alternatives indicated through researchMethyl bromide (MeBr) is a highly effective broad-spectrum fumigant used extensively in U.S. agriculture to control a wide variety of pests. Under the Montreal protocol of 1991, however, MeBr was defined as one of the chemicals that contributed to the depletion of the stratospheric ozone layer, resulting in an incremental reduction in the amount of MeBr produced and imported in the U.S. In January 2005, a total phase...

2009-01-12 09:30:00

WARMINSTER, Pa., Jan. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- A recently completed cost-analysis by America's leading home gardening company reveals major savings for people who grow their own vegetables. According to W. Atlee Burpee & Co. (www.Burpee.com), a well-planned garden will result in a 1 to 25 cost-savings ratio, meaning $50 in seeds and fertilizer can produce $1,250 worth of groceries purchased at a supermarket. "And all you need is a small, sunny plot to enjoy these big savings," says Burpee...

2008-12-04 11:59:00

RICHMOND, Va., Dec. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Actively Engaged Mayan Women, or Mujeres Emprendedoras Mayas in the rural area of Tecpan, Guatemala, have accepted a mission. Their mission - to improve food security and increase incomes for their families. At the same time they'll be improving the lives of their children. The crop of choice - the tomato. Their plan - implement the "Greenhouse Project," a collaboration between Christian Children's Fund and the Family Parents Association...

2008-11-27 14:56:38

An elderly Shieldaig, Scotland, woman said police raided her home after mistaking the tomato plants in her window for marijuana. Lulu Matheson, 79, and her son Gus, 47, said they were in the cottage Matheson has lived in for 53 years last week when a group of police cars stopped in front of the home, The Daily Mail reported Thursday. I got a terrible fright and I couldn't understand what they were doing here because I knew we had nothing more than tomatoes in the window. I don't know what...

2008-11-07 15:00:15

Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/d8916e/analysis_of_tomato) has announced the addition of the "Analysis of Tomato Sauce Industry in China, 2008" report to their offering. Over the past 10 years, the world's average annual growth of consumption tomato products was 3%. Europe, the United States and other developed countries are the main traditional consumption countries and have been maintaining steady growth. Emerging markets such as Russia, Eastern Europe,...

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2008-10-26 15:35:00

Scientists have expressed genes from snapdragon in tomatoes to grow purple tomatoes high in health-protecting anthocyanins. Anthocyanins are naturally occurring pigments found at particularly high levels in berries such as blackberry, cranberry and chokeberry. Scientists are investigating ways to increase the levels of health-promoting compounds in more commonly eaten fruits and vegetables. "Most people do not eat 5 portions of fruits and vegetables a day, but they can get more benefit from...

2008-09-29 03:00:24

By Chambers, Heather Much of the attention surrounding tomatoes thought to have been contaminated by salmonella bacteria has passed, but San Diego growers said they still fight misperceptions about locally grown produce that could cost them significant profits in the long run. Eric Larson, executive director of the San Diego County Farm Bureau, said lingering perceptions about tainted tomatoes have placed a "shadow" over the industry. "People walk right by the tomatoes because they have...


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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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