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Australia offers reward amid mystery strawberry needle scare

Sydney - An Australian state has offered a large reward for information after sewing needles were found in strawberries sold in supermarkets, in what the federal health minister described as a "vicious crime".

Egyptian strawberries linked to Hepatitis A recalled nationwide

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is urging foodservice operators, including schools and restaurants nationwide, to check freezers for recalled Egyptian strawberries that may be contaminated with Hepatitis A.

Virginia Hepatitis A outbreak spreads to five states — 51 sick

Richmond - The Hepatitis A outbreak associated with strawberry smoothies that started in Virginia earlier this month has now spread to five states, sickening 51 people.

Hepatitis A: Scallops in Hawaii and strawberries in Virginia

With the Hepatitis A outbreak in Hawaii being solved, another outbreak of the virus in Virginia is making the news, but this time, it's strawberries used to create strawberry smoothies at Tropical Smoothie Cafes.

Strawberries now top the list as most contaminated produce

Strawberries finally knocked apples out of first place on the "Dirty Dozen" list of the most pesticide contaminated produce, according to a new report from the Environmental Working Group (EWG).

Strawberries lower cholesterol

Previous studies have demonstrated the antioxidant capacity of strawberries. Now researchers have revealed that these fruits also help to reduce cholesterol.

Whitchurch-Stouffville to hold 29th annual Strawberry Festival Special

Whitchurch-stouffville - What started as a small, community festival is now a well-loved family tradition. Whitchurch-Stouffville, in Ontario's York Region, holds its 29th annual Strawberry Festival this weekend.

UV light keeps strawberries fresher for longer

A new technique has been developed, aimed at keeping strawberries fresher for longer. The method uses a controlled 'pulse' of UV light, directed at the fruit.

Blueberries and strawberries lower risk of heart attacks

Blueberries and strawberries, fruits which contain high levels of compounds that have cardiovascular benefits, have been linked to lowering the risk of heart attacks in women.

Strawberry farmers issue rebuttal over ABC News report Special

Plant City - In an interview today with Digital Journal, Ted Campbell, Executive Director of the Florida Strawberry Growers Association spoke of the need for unbiased and ethical reporting, citing the recent national news report on Florida strawberry growers.

Florida farmers destroy strawberry crops, create a pickle

Tampa - Florida strawberry farmers have taken low market prices into their own hands by destroying the plants and letting fruit rot.

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.

Lemon-Flavoured Watermelon Anyone?

Biochemists at The University of Texas Medical School at Houston say the day may be coming when scientists will be able to fine tune enzymes responsible for flavors in fruits and vegetables.

Canada: Homegrown Strawberry, Apple Crops Decline

Statistic Canada is reporting that domestic strawberry and apple crops are in decline, international competitors gain an edge in market.

DIY: Whiten your Teeth with Strawberries

Do you want to whiten your teeth in minutes? A dentist recommends a simple method of using strawberry and baking soda and blending it together and applying the mixture on the teeth.

Cover Everything, Here Comes Dessert!

So this may happen to some of us, but then again, the possibility of wanting chocolate covered anything may hit us at any time or the day, or night, so here's a solution when you get stuck at your dinner party

Natural Chemical Found In Strawberries Boosts Memory In Healthy Mice

At this stage in life it would not do me any good... :(

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An assortment of berries at a farmers  market
An assortment of berries at a farmers' market
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Lush Berries stall.
Lush Berries stall.
Jon 'ShakataGaNai' Davis
One of dozens of colanders full of this years strawberry crop
One of dozens of colanders full of this years strawberry crop
Tropica; Smoothie Cafe
Indoor farming of strawberries.
Indoor farming of strawberries.
Greece exports strawberries in both raw form as well as in yogurt. A 2013 incident on one strawberry...
Greece exports strawberries in both raw form as well as in yogurt. A 2013 incident on one strawberry farm has led to controversy.
Ben Sutherland
A variety of berries
A variety of berries

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