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An Ohio State University program is teaching tomato farmers in Uganda how to cut their pesticide use in half while improving production, officials said. Farmers in the Integrated Pest Management program get 2.5 times more money for their produce using traditional farming practices taught in the program, Ugandan farmer Matthew Ssekabembe said. The four-year program, also in use in Kenya and Tanzania, was funded by $800,000 from the U.S.
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APTOS, Calif., Aug. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Back to school means busy times for many American families.
Major crop loss may result from an explosive fungus that destroys tomato plants and is rampant in the Northeast, federal agriculture officials said Friday. Late blight, a highly contagious fungus, can jump from tomato to potato plants and caused the Irish potato famine in the 19th century.
Stores in several states are removing tomato plants from their shelves as an infectious and destructive plant disease makes its earliest and most widespread appearance ever in the eastern United States.
Experts suggest that a natural supplement made from tomatoes could stave off heart disease and strokes if taken daily.
The Tomato Analyzer is "rapidly becoming the standard for fruit morphological characterizations," according to a study led by Marin Talbot Brewer of The Ohio State University's Department of Horticulture and Crop Science.
SACRAMENTO, Calif., April 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Tomato products may protect against inflammation.
SCOTTDALE, Ariz., April 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Who better to provide healthy eating tips than a group of skilled dietetics professionals from the Sports, Cardiovascular and Wellness Nutrition (SCAN) Dietetic Practice Group of the American Dietetic Association? Such was the genius behind the Great Tomato Tip-Off Contest!, a partnership effort between the Tomato Products Wellness Council (TPWC) and SCAN which encouraged dietitians to send in their best tips for promoting heart healthy...
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.
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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