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Newly Identified Tomato Gene Appears Key To Fruit Softening
...to turn off the gene in any fruit such astomatoes, strawberries
or bananas, which undergo rapid deterioration, sothat they would soften later during the ripening process and have a longershipping and shelf life," said Rose. He and colleagues are currently testing this possibility in geneticallyengineered tomato ...
Experts: Public Will Accept Irradiation In Wake Of Meat Recall
...lains, was last spring when microbial organisms on strawberries
and raspberries -- foods that often aren't cooked D caused an outbreak of food-borne illness. It also might have avoided the Hudson Foods recall of 25 million pounds of red meat, including hamburger patties, that may have been contaminated with ...
Study At UNC-CH Shows Chlorinated Water Dramatically Cuts Strawberry Contamination
CHAPEL HILL - Washing strawberries
with chlorinated water significantlycuts levels of...n their experiments, the UNC-CH researchers washed strawberries
in thechlorine solution and then used a simple but efficient method of recovering anyremaining micro...
Finding The Garden Of Youth: New Study Shows Spinach, Strawberries Protect
Against Age-Related Brain Decline
...found that eating the daily equivalent ofa pint of strawberries
or a large spinach salad reduces specific effects ... water maze test. The researchers examined strawberries
and spinach because they areloaded with antioxidants. These protective molecules fight off very har...
Two new culprits cause strawberry blight
Until now, blossom blight of strawberries
in California hasbeen mostly attributed to the fun...80% of the 1,500 million to1,600 million pounds of strawberries
produced each year in the United States. Ofthe strawberries
grown in California, more than 50% comes...
UF researchers develops new strawberry varieties
... after which it is named. "With the early ripening strawberries
we try to hit a market window," Chandler said. "Fr...large, which makes harvesting easier, too. "Still, strawberries
in general are a very delicate fruit, and even the new varieties should be harvested and handled car...
Understanding of floral scents blossoms in Purdue laboratory
...ve quality fruit, and it takes 25 pollinations for strawberries
to maximize berry size," Dudareva says. Improving the floral scents of fruits trees and plants would be a benefit for fruit farmers, Dudareva says."Plants didn't evolve to produce their scents for the benefit of humans," Dudareva adds, "but floral sc...
Bees deliver fungicide more effectively than sprays, study finds
...t prevents gray mold - a common rotting disease in strawberries
- researchers were able to reduce infected strawberries
by 72 percent as compared to 40 percent when the same fungicide was sprayed on plants. The bee-deliv...
Black raspberries a potentially powerful agent in fight against colon cancer
...e black raspberries to that of strawberries
and blueberries. Previous studies suggested that these two fruits had antioxidant activity superior to that of other fruits commonly eaten in the United States, but researchers had not studi...
Food & Agriculture Biosecurity Initiative announced by incoming executive dean at Rutgers
...Our past history with alar on apples, contaminated strawberries
from Chile and e coli in hamburger meat pinpointed our vulnerability. We are little more prepared today for accidental introduction of foodborne pathogens or chemicals. Faced with intentional tampering, our system would fail. Adelaja today announced...
Chocolate treats for the heart
...nt capacity tops that of long-trusted sources like strawberries
and garlic. Vinson has determined that cocoa liquor, the derivative of the cocoa bean used in milk and dark chocolates that is absent from white chocolate, contains most of the antioxidants. Rich, dark chocolate lovers should celebrate: the darker th...
Organic and sustainable foods have more polyphenolics linked to health benefits
...organically, sustainably or conventionally, and in strawberries
grown sustainably or conventionally. The fruits an...s from neighboring plots. Sustainably-grown frozen strawberries
contained 19 percent more polyphenolics than conventional fruit. Sustainably-grown and organic produ...
Newly identified gene may halt fuzzy, moldy fruit
...ious fuzzy gray mold that often coats refrigerated strawberries
and many other plants during growing and storage m...s the fungus. That's why the mold often appears on strawberries
and raspberries stored in your refrigerator's fruit and vegetable drawer. Because spores spread Botr...
Edible urban plants found to contain lead
...oncentration in the fruit of other plants, such as strawberries
and tomatoes, was not found to be hazardous. Root vegetables, such as carrots and onions, are likely to have high levels of lead, but the very small sample size did not allow the researchers to draw a conclusion about this group. Much of the soil's ...
Highlights of American Chemical Society national meeting in Philadelphia, Aug. 22-26
...wberries. The finding could lead to more flavorful strawberries
as well as genetically engineered hybrid fruits with unique flavors and aromas, they say. The presentation is part of a two-day symposium, "Genetic Engineering in Flavor Chemistry," held Aug. 22-23. ( AGFD 15 , Sunday, Aug. 22, 10:10 a.m., Courtyard ...
New fumigant to replace gas that damages ozone layer
... diseases before planting high value crops such as strawberries
and carrots. "In addition to being environmentally better, EDN is also more effective in penetrating soil and timber and more effective than methyl bromide in killing unwanted insects, moulds, bacteria and nematodes," says Dr Daly. "This provides CSI...