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Pair of Japanese mangoes fetch $3,000 at auction

Tokyo - A pair of mangoes grown in southern Japan sold Thursday for a whopping 300,000 yen ($3,000), a record price for the fruit's first auction of the season, Kyodo News reported.
In the Media by AFP

Peaches inhibit breast cancer

New research indicates that treatments with peach extract inhibit breast cancer metastasis in mice. Specifically, treatments with peach extract inhibit breast cancer metastasis in mice.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

Grapes infested with Black Widow Spiders found in some states

Black Widows have been discovered in grapes across the states of Minnesota, Michigan, Wisconsin, Missouri and Pennsylvania.
In the Media by Owen Weldon - 6 comments

Deadly spiders hatch in woman's banana

A woman in the United Kingdom was halfway done with a banana when she noticed some spots on the skin. It ended up being spiders.
In the Media by Owen Weldon - 5 comments

Science fights back against fruit pathogens

Scientists have uncovered the mechanism by which an aggressive fungal pathogen infects almost all fruits and vegetables. This finding could lead to some novel anti-fungal treatments.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

Bacteria help fruit trees to grow

Scientists have used different strains of fungi and bacteria to promote development and health in trees, which have enabled them to accelerate growth of different species up to 40 percent.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

Photos of Chinese kids dressed in watermelons go viral

The latest odd trend going viral on Chinese social media sites? Photos of children wearing "suits" made out of sliced watermelon sections.
In the Media by David Silverberg - 1 comment

Storing fruit & vegetables differently may boost health benefits

It may seem a little strange, but storing fruit and vegetables differently could help to boost their health benefits in relation to chemical like antioxidants.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 3 comments

Scientists investigate ways to slow down the ripening of fruit

Scientists have pinpointed the mechanism which results in fruit ripening. This relates to a plant gene which is activated by the production of the gaseous hormone ethylene.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 11 comments

Polk's Plus market continues a family tradition spanning decades Special

Pooler - For generations the Polk family has provided customers in the Savannah area with the freshest farm grown products around, and Hezekiah Polk's daughter, Becky, and her sons are continuing that tradition with their market in Pooler.
Digital Journal Report by Kay Mathews - 7 comments
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