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'Suicide Response' Gives Colorado State Researchers Important Clues On Preventing Bacterial Invasion In Crops Worldwide
...r cloning of disease resistance genes from tomato, lettuce
and rice,"said Carol Ishimaru, a lead researcher on the project and associate professor ofbioagricultural sciences and pest management at Colorado State. "Now that weknow this suicide response occurs in plants exposed to this specific form ofbacteria...
Study At UNC-CH Shows Chlorinated Water Dramatically Cuts Strawberry Contamination
...d unprocessed." Raspberries, strawberries, lettuce
and basil leaves have causedoutbreaks of food-borne viral and parasitic diseases such as gastroenteritis andinfectious hepatitis, he said. Last spring, for example, contaminatedstrawberries, distributed through U.S. Department of Agriculture-sponsore...
Reduce calories, stave off hunger with water-rich foods -- not water
...ile stillmaintaining a low calorie count. Sprouts, lettuce
and tomato can round out thesatisfaction that a sandwich provides without increasing calories. Rolls explains that her group's research has shown that feeling fulldepends on eating a satisfying amount of food. Tiny portions just don't do it n...
New textbook is first comprehensive guide to horse dentistry
...ker illustrates a common problem to students using lettuce
leaves and peanutsto show the difference between grazing and being grain-fed in stables. Lettuceallows horses to slide their teeth naturally with a healthy motion, whereaspeanuts require an up-and-down crunching -- like horses eating grain, "creatin...
Feel full on fewer calories
...s as a pasta salad made with few veggies. Sprouts, lettuce
and tomato can round out the satisfaction that a sandwich provides without increasing calories. "People on diets often substitute pretzels for high-fat, high-calorie snacks. But pretzels have a low-water content and don't fill you up, so you eat mor...
Reducing sodium leads to substantial drop in blood pressure, finds NHLBI study
...nce batter is salted; and ordering sandwiches with lettuce
and tomato instead of mayonnaise, sauces and condiments. Healthy lower-sodium eating based on the DASH diet isnt just about restrictions, according to Dr. Obarzanek. To follow this plan, people should eat 8 to 10 servings a day of fruits and veg...
Rat genes increase Vitamin C in plants
...at process, he increased the level of Vitamin C in lettuce
by 700 percent. But Nessler says we shouldnt expect to see the rat-altered lettuce
in grocery stores. "We realize that a plant altered by a rat gene wouldnt appeal to consumers," he s...
Tips from the Journals of the American Society for Microbiology: January 2002
...anisms by which the pathogen is introduced intothe lettuce
plant are not fully understood," say the researche... tissues of the plants. "We have demonstrated that lettuce
grown in soil containing contaminatedmanure or irrigated with contaminated water results in contamin...
K-State microbiologist secret agent in battle against E. coli, other foodborne pathogens
.... We will be an electron microscope and looking at lettuce
leaves to find out the difference between the pulsified and the stomacher samples and see if they are giving the same numbers (of pathogens). Because of our previous data I think it will show that they are."...
Universities to share technologies to fight hunger in developing countries; improve domestic crops
...ommercialization of specialty crops like tomatoes, lettuce
and grapes for characteristics including improved nutritional value, better disease-resistance and reduced environmental impact. These and other specialty crops, which are grown in specific regions rather than across broad areas involving tens of mi...
Measuring perchlorate levels in lettuce
...rough vegetables such as broccoli, cauliflower and lettuce
has been the stimulus for research by University o...here the foliage is consumed. However, for iceberg lettuce
most of the perchlorate was in the frame and wrapper leaves that are discarded and not the head, whi...
Sediments in many Central Valley streams contain toxic levels of pyrethroid pesticides
... such as on cotton, fruit and nut orchards, and on lettuce
and rice. California's Central Valley produces more than half the nation's fruits, vegetables and nuts. Though pyrethroids are used far less than organophosphates like diazinon and chlorpyrifos, their use in California has risen rapidly in recent yea...