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2009-02-03 16:16:36

Methyl 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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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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.


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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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