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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.