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Helping tomato plants battle parasitic disease

Tomato plants become more resistant against nematode worms when colonized by a fungus. A new study shows how the fungus can help the plants to challenge parasitic infections.

Tomatoes may hold the key to crop disease resistance

Agricultural scientists have isolated a receptor used by tomatoes to detect the infectious agent that causes bacterial speck disease. The receptor could be transferred into other crops to make them disease-resistant.

Op-Ed: Weird foods 2016 — The new depths of delirium, or good ideas?

London - Nobody in the food industry would be totally surprised if someone came up with a roast house brick, or a fillet of drywall as a new food fad. The creativity is there; it’s the sanity which seems to be missing.

Nanoparticles used to boost tomato growth

Food scientists are keen to find ways to boost food production, and one way to create novel foods is through the use of nanotechnology. One area under review is tomatoes.

Genetic history of tomatoes unveiled

Davis - DNA sequencing of 360 tomato varieties has produced a genetic history of the fruit. The study has revealed that DNA around genes can lead to larger fruit size or enhanced resistance against diseases.

Tomatoes linked with fighting cancer

A new study suggests that eating tomatoes may lower the risk of prostate cancer. The research shows that men who consume more than 10 portions of tomatoes each week reduce their risk by about 20 percent.

Genetic engineering increases tomato yields

Enhancing the expression of a single gene in tomatoes seemingly improves the plant’s ability to withstand light and increases yields.

Tomatoes produce chemical weapons

Kyoto - A new study shows that the tomato plant releases a chemical that its neighbors can use to develop defenses against invading cutworms.

Saving crops from whitefly

Scientists have introduced a new technique to select which types of plants are most resistant to whitefly. The aim is to aid the development of defenses against whitefly diseases threatening food crops worldwide.

Salmonella contaminated tomatoes recalled

The company Alderman Farms Sales Corp. is recalling its one-pint containers of cherry tomatoes because they are probably contaminated with Salmonella.

Spain's La Tomatina: The Ultimate Food Fight — Photo Essay Special

Valencia - Valencia, in central Spain near the Mediterranean coast, is famous for La Tomatina, the massive tomato throwing festival.

'Angry Brides' game targets illegal Indian dowries

Facebook's launch of a new online game "Angry Brides" plays off the popular Angry Birds game and adds a twist. They can lash out at the illegal Indian dowry system by hitting prospective grooms with brooms and frying pans.

Inside a Parisian Murder Mystery

The body of a Polish millionairess has been found, slumped in a plush bathroom suite in one of the most renowned hotels in central Paris.

Technique Developed For Quicker Salmonella Detetction

Iowa State University researchers have developed a technique for testing for the presence of salmonella that may give investigators better, faster answers.

FDA Lifts Warning About Eating Certain Types of Tomatoes

After a lengthy investigation, the FDA has determined that fresh tomatoes now available in the domestic market are not associated with the current outbreak.

Salmonella Saintpaul Situation in Canada Update

Public Health officials in Canada have reported four cases of Salmonella Saintpaul infections that match those associated with the outbreak in the United States.

Lyc-O-Mato: An Ingestible Sunscreen Based on Tomatoes

The chemicals in sunscreens protect the skin but hurt the environment, the corals and the fishes in the sea. LycoRed has produced a green product based on tomatoes that help protect the skin without sunscreen.

Officials Say Tomatoes May Not Be The Source Of Salmonella Outbreak

Tomatoes, after being assumed to be responsible for an outbreak of Salmonella, were pulled from fast food chains, off of grocery shelves and people were scared to eat them. Now health officials admit that tomatoes may not have been the original problem.

Op-Ed: Did A Cow Crap in Your Tomatoes?

Claims are being made that the meat production industry is to be blamed for cases of salmonella contamination of vegetables.

FDA Completes Tomato Trace back in Salmonella Case

The FDA has completed the trace back for some of the tomatoes associated with the salmonella outbreak- they have traced the pathway of some tomatoes from the point of purchase or consumption to each point on the distribution chain.

Baja California Tomatoes Cleared in Salmonella case

Tomatoes from one part of Mexico, Baja California have been cleared of suspicion in the outbreak of salmonella-tainted tomatoes

Possible Solution to Salmonella Outbreaks in Tomatoes Discovered

The answer to preventing future Salmonella outbreaks in tomatoes is fighting microbes with microbes, according to new research by a University of Guelph food science professor.

New Mexico Department of Health Says Tainted Tomatoes Likely from Mexico

A preliminary inquiry into salmonella illnesses in the state shows patients bought tomatoes from stores supplied by growers south of the U.S. border.

Florida Likely To Take A $40 Million Hit While Waiting Clearance For Their Tomatoes

The salmonella outbreak in the Western U.S. has caused a ripple effect to growers in Florida who stand to lose $40 million unless the federal officials clear them quickly.

Canada: Some Restaurant Chains Remove Tomatoes From Menu

Concern over salmonella contagion has causes some chain restaurants in Canada to remove tomatoes from the menu. KFC, Pizza Hut are among those who removed tomatoes.

FDA Warning- New Mexico and Texas Not to Eat Certain Types of Raw Red Tomatoes

The Food and Drug Administration is alerting consumers in New Mexico and Texas that a salmonellosis outbreak appears to be linked to consumption of certain types of raw red tomatoes and products containing raw red tomatoes.

Healthier Tomatoes grown in Seawater

Italian Researchers find that with 10% sea water, tomatoes grow with high antioxidants compared to normal grown tomatoes.

Rotten Tomatoes - My Place for Movie Reviews

I use RottenTomatoes on a weekly basis to check if movies are "fresh" or "rotten." Include reviews from various sources. Just wanted to share this site with others if you have never heard of it.

Victims In 18 States Infected By Salmonella Outbreak

Health officials suspect tomatoes helped spread Salmonella.

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Scenes from this years La Tomatina Festival
Scenes from this years La Tomatina Festival
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Scenes from this years La Tomatina Festival
Scenes from this years La Tomatina Festival
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Stuffed red peppers and tomatoes
Stuffed red peppers and tomatoes
European tomatoes.
European tomatoes.
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Cherry tomatoes in pots
Cherry tomatoes in pots
Aloo Phujia
Aloo Phujia
La Tomatina tomato wars
La Tomatina tomato wars
first truck full of tomatoes begins to roll down the street
first truck full of tomatoes begins to roll down the street
me not wearing goggles at La Tomatina
me not wearing goggles at La Tomatina
covered in tomato goo at La Tomatina
covered in tomato goo at La Tomatina
throwing tomatoes at La Tomatina
throwing tomatoes at La Tomatina

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