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UN Says Europe Wastes 50% of Fruit And Vegetables. And America Isn't Much Better


Close to 50% of all fruits and vegetables in the European Union go to waste says a new report by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the UN. These losses occur throughout the entire food chain, from “farm to fork,” but the predominant losses are linked to the production of produce, not to consumers discarding uneaten remnants of the weekly shop.


New Jersey Produce Company Recalls Mango Products

A New Jersey produce company recalled a number of products distributed in the Northeast that contained fresh-cut mangoes Saturday because of potential salmonella contamination.


Number of US farmers markets surges

Farmers Market

As demand for locally grown fruits and vegetables has increased, so too has the number of urban farmers markets sprouting up across the nation. The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced Friday that the number of direct-sales markets has increased 9.6 percent in the past year, with California and New York leading the way.


Banana genome sequencing gives a boost to pest-plagued fruit


Bananas are difficult to breed and are under attack from a host of diseases and other pests. The DNA data from a key species provide an important step in protecting the fruit. Breeding a stronger, better banana is not for the weak-willed.


New Life, From an Arctic Flower That Died 32,000 Years Ago

Arctic Plant

A living plant has been generated from the fruit of a little arctic flower, making it the oldest plant by far that has ever been grown from ancient tissue.


Cantaloupe death toll rises to 15

Fifteen people have now died after consuming cantaloupe contaminated with the listeria monocytogenes bacteria, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday. At least 84 people in 19 states have become ill with the bacteria, the agency said. And the number of illnesses could still grow, added the CDC, citing reporting lags and how the disease can develop slowly in some people.


Fear in Colo. town at heart of Listeria outbreak

Fear in Colo. town at heart of Listeria outbreak

Eric Jensen surveys his dusty cantaloupe field and seems equally stunned and puzzled at the fate that has befallen his crop: row upon row of melons rotting on the vine....


Americans going fruitless, skipping veggies

Americans going fruitless, skipping veggies

Most Americans still don't eat vegetables often enough, and fruit consumption is actually dropping a little, according to a new government report released Thursday.


Research links pesticides with ADHD in children

Research links pesticides with ADHD in children

A new analysis of U.S. health data links children's attention-deficit disorder with exposure to common pesticides used on fruits ...

Senh: The article recommends that people buy organically grown fruits and vegetables for their kids. Farmers' markets or locally grown fruits and vegetables are good alternatives too.


9 in 10 high schoolers short on fruits, veggies

9 in 10 high schoolers short on fruits, veggies

Less than 10% of U.S. high school students are eating the combined recommended daily amount of fruits and vegetables, a finding ...


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