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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...

2008-09-20 15:00:14

By Ken Newton Some bugs of nearly microscopic size held a convention this year on my tomato plants. Not sure why my modest garden got chosen for this gathering, but their insistent sucking of moisture from the vines left an autumn- like bearing by early August. In spite of the intended remedies applied, the bugs showed an almost admirable heartiness. Small enough that hundreds could fit on a dime, they almost seemed festive in their leaf-destroying revelry. The impact of this never...

2008-09-15 00:00:06

By Mark Walsh; Olga Rodriguez The Associated Press ALLENDE, Mexico (AP) - At the end of a dirt road in northern Mexico, the conveyer belts processing hundreds of tons of vegetables per year for U.S. and Mexican markets are open to the elements, protected only by a corrugated metal roof. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration suspects this packing plant, its warehouse in McAllen, Texas, and a farm in Mexico are among the sources of the United States'largest outbreak of food- borne illness...

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2008-08-28 09:05:00

Spanish revelers pelted one another with 113 tons of ripe tomatoes in the annual La Tomatina food fight. Town hall says an estimated 40,000 people took part in the hour of messy fun in the village of Bunol near Valencia. The ritual dates to the 1940s. Some warriors in Wednesday's battle wore swimming goggles to protect themselves from the acid sting of tomato projectiles. Others swatted them away with tennis rackets. Afterward, many washed off in a nearby river while crews hosed down a...

2008-08-10 15:00:25

ENTERTAINMENT MOVIES In theaters Friday (unless noted): Fly Me to the Moon 3-D Who's who: Edwin E. "Buzz" Aldrin Jr., Christopher Lloyd, Robert Patrick, Nicollette Sheridan, Tim Curry. What's what: A 3-D animated adventure about three young house flies who stow away aboard the historic Apollo 11 mission to the moon. Henry Poole Is Here Who's who: Luke Wilson, Adriana Barraza, Radha Mitchell, Cheryl Hines, George Lopez. What's what: The discovery of a neighborhood "miracle"...

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2008-08-05 13:10:00

Tomato growers involved in the latest salmonella food epidemic are looking to be paid for business lost for false implications made by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. After weeks of saying domestic tomatoes were the culprit in an outbreak of Salmonella Saintpaul, federal food-safety sleuths have shifted the spotlight to jalapeno and then Serrano peppers grown in Mexico. The peppers were suspected in more than 1,300 infections in at least 43 states, the District of Columbia and Canada....

2008-08-05 09:00:57

By Deseret News editorial The Food and Drug Administration has a difficult job. On the one hand, if it suspects a certain crop is tainted, making American consumers sick, it needs to act post-haste. But it must act in a way that fosters public confidence. Take the FDA's recent alert about a salmonella outbreak associated with the consumption of three types of raw tomatoes grown in the United States. No tainted tomatoes have been found. Authorities have since linked the illnesses to...

2008-08-03 09:00:11

Q. You recently had a question on Moses in the cradle. Since I have grown that plant for nearly 20 years, I've found that it is winter-hardy in my Virginia Beach yard. A clump of them in each corner of my tropical garden in full sun comes back every year. They are much prettier when grown outside - a deeper, richer purple than when grown indoors. The more sun they get, the deeper their color. Another reason for their name Moses in the cradle is that the little boat-shaped bracts are lined...

2008-08-01 06:00:03

By Michael Doyle and Elaine Walker, The Miami Herald Aug. 1--WASHINGTON -- Turf struggles, bad communication and weak leadership undermined the federal response to a recent salmonella outbreak that cost the tomato industry a bundle, witnesses told a House of Representatives subcommittee Thursday. Lawmakers joined farmers in a wholesale attack on the Food and Drug Administration's performance, potentially laying the political foundation for a regulatory overhaul and multimillion-dollar...

2008-07-31 18:00:17

WASHINGTON _ Turf struggles, bad communication and weak leadership undermined the federal response to a recent salmonella outbreak that cost the tomato industry a bundle, witnesses told a House of Representatives subcommittee Thursday. Lawmakers joined farmers in a wholesale attack on the Food and Drug Administration's performance, potentially laying the political foundation for a regulatory overhaul and multimillion-dollar compensation package. "We have been the primary injured party,"...


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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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  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).
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