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New parents spend more on fruits and vegetables

July 9, 2019

New parents spend more money on fresh fruits and vegetables than before having children, according to a new…
Healthy living made appetizing

June 13, 2019

“Eat your vegetables!” We’ve all heard this gospel of health and we all know the benefits of a…
No risk of adverse health effects from pesticides in Danish food

May 10, 2019

Pesticide residues in food on the Danish market do not pose a risk of adverse health effects, according…
Fruits and vegetables improve your mental well-being

February 8, 2019

You need healthy food for your body, but you also need healthy food for your mind. Scientists from…
What was orange first – the colour of the fruit?

November 10, 2018

Orange fruit is delicious. It is sweet and sour and just great. It is also orange, which is…
50 million tonnes of fruit and vegetables wasted in Europe every year just because they look ugly

August 22, 2018

You know that humanity is not technically lacking food and yet we have hunger. You also know that…
New Squash, Melon, and Pumpkin Seeds Developed at UNH Now Available

May 10, 2018

Gardeners preparing to plant their fruits and vegetables have a number of new summer squash, melon and pumpkins…
Women who eat too much fast food and not enough fruits take longer to get pregnant

May 8, 2018

Conceiving a child is a dream to many. But not everyone will be successful in this endeavour. Becoming…
Diets Rich in Fresh Fruits and Vegetables help Repair Lungs of Ex-Smokers

December 26, 2017

A new study conducted as part of the Ageing Lungs in European Cohorts project, led by Imperial College…
Why fresh fruits, veggies may prevent kids from eating better

March 1, 2017

Contrary to popular belief, the supermarket’s freezer section or the canned goods aisle could be the path for…
South American fossil tomatillos show nightshades evolved earlier than thought

January 12, 2017

Delicate fossil remains of tomatillos found in Patagonia, Argentina, show that this branch of the economically important family…
Algae Enlisted to Produce Biofuel Using Discarded Papayas

April 14, 2016

Algae are the star players in an effort by U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists in Hilo, Hawaii,…
Sweet cherries could alleviate obesity-related inflammation

April 8, 2016

Clinical trials to investigate the anti-inflammatory capacity of sweet cherries, in a bid to prevent and treat obesity-related…
Recent evolutionary change allows a fruit fly to dine on a toxic fruit

April 6, 2016

A fruit called the noni — now hyped for a vast array of unproven health benefits — is…
Genetically modified anthocyanin-expressing citrus developed

March 9, 2016

Scientists produce a purple lime with potential for ornamental, fresh fruit markets Anthocyanins, pigments that give plants their…
Flavonoid-rich fruit and vegetables may help weight maintenance

January 29, 2016

The study, published in the BMJ, reveals that apples, pears, berries and peppers were found to have the…
Research project ripe for fruit quality breakthrough

December 18, 2015

It is one of life’s little disappointments: that piece of fruit so fresh in the grocery store turns…
Eat a paleo peach: first fossil peaches discovered in southwest China

December 2, 2015

The sweet, juicy peaches we love today might have been a popular snack long before modern humans arrived…
A Wash that Reduces Health Risks in Fresh Produce

September 17, 2015

A U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientist in Pennsylvania has developed a sanitizing wash…
Introducing Gulfsnow, a New Peach Variety from ARS

August 24, 2015

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), University of Georgia and the University of Florida scientists worked cooperatively to develop Gulfsnow,…
Safe Repellents That Protect Fruit From Spotted Wing Drosophila Found

June 24, 2015

Insects destroy a very large fraction of the global agricultural output – nearly 40 percent.  The spotted wing Drosophila…
Yeasts on Plums Have a Plus Side

June 10, 2015

Some naturally occurring yeasts may be useful for protecting stone fruits against pathogens that attack after harvest. Scientists…
Pampering Anjou Pears: ARS Studies Explore Storage Ideas

January 31, 2014

Fresh Anjou pears, harvested in late summer from orchards in Oregon and Washington, will usually be available in…
Scientists investigate the fiber of our being

January 20, 2014

This image shows Bacteroides ovatus, wild strain. Credit: Harry Brumer, UBC We are all aware of the health benefits…
Study unlocks secret of how fruit flies choose fruit with just the right amount of ethanol

December 11, 2013

This image shows a 0.1 x 0.03 inch (2.5 x 0.8 mm) small Drosophila melanogaster fly. Image: Wikimedia…
Promiscuous fruit flies fight infection by boosting immunity before sex

November 5, 2013

New research into fruit flies has provided the first evidence of a new type of immunity – ‘immune…
Substance that gives grapefruit its flavor and aroma could give insect pests the boot

September 14, 2013

The citrus flavor and aroma of grapefruit — already used in fruit juices, citrus-flavored beverages, and prestige perfumes…
Broader Scope May Enhance UV Screening of Navel Oranges

August 19, 2013

Sweet, juicy navel oranges owe much of their high quality to the behind-the-scenes work of growers, packers, shippers,…
Does your salad know what time it is?

June 22, 2013

Managing vegetables’ ‘internal clocks’ postharvest could have health benefits Does your salad know what time it is? It…
African black slug serves as healthy reminder

June 19, 2013

A new, invasive species of slug found recently in South Texas serves as a good reminder to thoroughly…
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