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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

Video: Meet Ron Finley — a guerrilla gardener in South Central LA

Los Angeles - Ron Finley is an artist and a designer, based in South Central LA. He is also a guerrilla gardener, planting food in vacant lots, traffic medians and along curbs in the area.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 4 comments

Greek farmers give away 55 tons of free fruit & vegetables

Athens - On Wednesday farmers in Greece, while protesting high production costs, gave away tons of free fruit and vegetables to needy Greek people outside the Agriculture Ministry in Athens.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 8 comments

The changing Japanese diet: more meat, less veg

Tokyo - The Japanese government is concerned about the diet of the typical citizen. The average volume of vegetables, fruit and seafood that Japanese adults eat every day has fallen during the past ten years leading to concerns about health and nutrition.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

New spray in development to slow-down banana ripening

Potential good news for those who dislike their bananas over-ripening too quickly. A spray-on coating is in development that consumers could use to delay the ripening of bananas.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

Could Elmo encourage children to eat more fruit and vegetables?

Fort Worth - Could a cartoon character like Sesame Street's Elmo make children healthier? A new report suggests that cartoon stickers could encourage children, who usually avoid healthy items, to eat fruits and vegetables.
In the Media by Andrew Moran - 4 comments

Is it possible to produce ‘healthy’ chocolate?

Is it possible to produce a more healthy form of chocolate? A scientific team think so, provided that half of the fat content is replaced with fruit juice.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 4 comments

Is avocado oil the new health tonic?

New research has indicated that avocado oil is a rich source of anti-oxidants and the findings suggests that a diet high in anti-oxidants may be beneficial for disease prevention.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 3 comments

Is popcorn more healthy than fruit?

Scranton - Some new research suggests that popcorn may be healthier than fruit or vegetables, at least in terms of the levels of antioxidants.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 6 comments

Watermelons a business opportunity for developing countries?

A debilitating shortage of watermelons in Japan might just be one golden opportunity poor developing countries need to make some much needed cash.
In the Media by Gibril Koroma

New research discovers tangerines help obesity

A surprising new discovery will help fight obesity and heart problems. The University of Western Ontario has carried out research and discovered a substance in tangerines that helps obesity and gives protection against type 2 diabetes and atherosclerosis.
In the Media by Melissa Horrocks

Toronto's Strawberry Festival at St Lawrence Market a flop Special

Toronto - Setting out to scope out a strawberry festival turned to minor disappointment this weekend. At St. Lawrence Market the festival that really wasn't though turned into a fruit lover's adventure.
Digital Journal Report by KJ Mullins

Americas Favorite Noshers Inc. issues allergy alert

Americas Favorite Noshers Inc. of Brooklyn, New York 11205 is recalling Nosher's Choice brand Just Fruit because it contained undeclared sulfites.
In the Media by Bob Ewing

Local fruit-produce market has its say on hypermarket tactics Special

The city of Lyon France is surrounded by rural areas and small producers that offer a wide range of fruit and vegetables on the markets of Lyon. In the wake of recent national protests by fruit producers against big business tactics, they have their say.
Digital Journal Report by Michael Cosgrove - 8 comments

French fruit producers harden protest action against low prices

French fruit prices have plummeted by 20 per cent this summer compared to last year. Incidents involving producers who block access to supermarkets with tons of unsold fruit and border road blocks to stop the import of Spanish fruit are set to increase.
In the Media by Michael Cosgrove - 10 comments

European Union Lifts Ban on 'Ugly' Fruits and Vegetables

The European Union has partially lifted a two-decade-old ban on irregularly shaped fruits and vegetables. Some fruits and vegetables, however, such as apples, citrus fruits, bananas, and lettuce will remain under the ban of 'misshapen' produce.
In the Media by Mat Elmore

Strawberry season finally arrives in Southern Ontario

After a delay caused by unseasonably cool and wet weather, Ontario's strawberries are finally ripe and available to eat.
In the Media by Stephanie Dearing - 3 comments

Campaign promoting fruits and vegetables launched in Lyon, France Special

Each year sees a nationwide campaign to get people to eat more fresh fruit and vegetables. The campaign coincides with the start of the surge in seasonal products. Luscious fruit, glorious vegetables, here’s what Lyon has to offer right now. Bon appetit
Digital Journal Report by Michael Cosgrove - 16 comments

'Miracle Fruit' Makes Sour Foods Taste Sweet

A West African berry, known scientifically as Synsepalum dulcificum, makes sour foods taste sweet for about an hour after consuming them. Yet, the FDA will not approve it as a food additive.
In the Media by William Suphan - 4 comments

Forbidden fruit: Chimp ladies love it

Pilfered fruit that is boldly plucked under the farmer's gaze may be the secret to stolen love, at least for wild male chimpanzees and their consorts, according to British researchers.
In the Media by RobotGod - 2 comments

Strawberries Without Fields…Forever!

Why are strawberries so very popular in the modern world and where is the only museum in the world dedicated to them located? Read on for some sweet information on a very popular fruit
In the Media by M Dee Dubroff - 4 comments
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