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  • Aichi tomato grower arrested for allegedly stealing cabbages, currently priced at a premium

    03/01/2018 6:55:27 AM PST · by bgill · 15 replies
    Japan Times ^ | March 1, 2018 | Kyodo
    Police arrested a tomato grower in Aichi Prefecture on Thursday on suspicion of stealing about 160 Chinese cabbages from a nearby field, as the price of the leafy vegetable has remained high in the country since late last year. Ikuo Shiono, 40, is suspected of taking Chinese cabbages worth ¥80,000 ($750) on Jan. 29 and 30 from a field in the city of Toyohashi. According to the police Shiono has admitted to the allegation, saying he thought he could sell the produce at a high price. He also said he was involved in three other Chinese cabbage thefts in the...
  • For the first time after 2 years between Turkey and Russia! (Turkish agricultural export)

    11/19/2017 12:20:52 AM PST · by NorseViking · 4 replies
    Hurriyet>Dunya ^ | November 16, 2017 | Siyamend Kacmaz
    Russian Federation Veterinary and Plant Health Inspection Service (Rosselhoznadzor) of The Bryansk and Smolensk Oblasts Administration reported that the first truck carrying 20 tons of Turkish tomatoes arrived in Russia after about two years. In the statement made to a Russian news agency Ria Novosti, "The first truck carrying 20 tons of tomatoes from the company officially sanctioned for import this year from Turkey came to Russia today, and the standard customs and phytosanitary controls are being carried out." Bandita-type tomatoes were produced and exported by Agrobay company. Russia will collect 50 kilotons of tomatoes from four Turkish companies this...
  • [From May 24, 2012] Bland tomato mystery solved by scientists

    05/12/2017 1:55:20 AM PDT · by vannrox · 51 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 5:00PM BST 24 May 2012 | Nick Collins, Science Correspondent
    The mystery of why supermarket tomatoes smell delicious but taste watery and bland has been explained by scientists. Tomatoes gain their flavour from a combination of sugars, acids and aromas, but a new study has examined exactly how different elements influence their taste.
  • [From January 26, 2017] Grocery store tomatoes taste like cardboard — Florida researchers are fixing

    05/12/2017 1:44:47 AM PDT · by vannrox · 16 replies
    LA Times ^ | January 26, 2017 | Deborah Netburn
    There’s a revolution coming to your supermarket, and it’s going to start in the tomato aisle. After more than a decade of study, researchers at the University of Florida have identified the chemical compounds responsible for giving a great tomato its distinctive sweet, earthy, slightly grassy taste. They have also determined the genes that code for these chemicals and where they can be found in the tomato genome. Their results, published Thursday in Science, could help breeders create tomatoes that are hardy enough to survive the often long and arduous journey from field to store without sacrificing flavor. Experts say...
  • Big, Red and Tasteless: Why Tomatoes Lost Their Flavor

    04/04/2017 4:44:54 PM PDT · by vannrox · 120 replies
    Live Science ^ | 26JAN17 | Laura Geggel, Senior Writer
    Ever wonder why most store-bought tomatoes are so tasteless? The answer (surprise, surprise) has to do with revenue: Tomato farmers care about yield, and the genetic variants associated with yield are not associated with tasty tomato flavors, a new study finds. "Consumers complain that the modern tomato has little flavor. [It's] like a 'water bomb,'" said the study's co-principal investigator Sanwen Huang, the deputy director general at the Agricultural Genome Institute at Shenzhen at the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences. How can farmers ditch this "water bomb" and reinstate the rich, sweet flavor of the tomato? To find out, Huang...
  • Researchers develop method to produce sweeter, well-growing tomatoes

    06/07/2016 11:47:51 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 54 replies
    6-7-2016 | Provided by: Tohoku University Japan
    The researchers think it is likely that most flowering plants, or angiosperms, contain similar sucrose-susceptible genes, making their “sweetening technology” widely applicable. Credit: Cienpies Design ================================================================================================= Previous research has shown that the sugar sucrose plays a role in controlling key fruit genes involved in sugar metabolism. Efforts to control these genes succeeded in increasing the sugar content in fruit but also resulted in stunted growth. Researchers from Tohoku University in Japan used a bioinformatics search tool to find nucleotide sequences in the tomato genome similar to a known tobacco gene sequence that can be repressed by sucrose. When a special...
  • LOOK: The Latest PARTY DRUG Is Being PULLED From The Shelves At HOME DEPOT

    05/15/2016 8:02:45 AM PDT · by rktman · 77 replies
    wild941.com ^ | 5/10/2016 | unknown
    Okay, your HIGH is really screwin’ up my LAWN!!! People are IDIOTS and will ingest ANYTHING to catch a BUZZ — the latest — FLOWER SEEDS?! That’s right, people are CHEWING the seeds of: Hawaiian Baby Woodrose Sleepy Grass Blue Morning Glory Because they’re LEGAL, and apparently, mimic the high of LSD.
  • Trump vows to pay legal fees of supporters who 'knock the crap' out of tomato-throwers

    02/01/2016 1:18:20 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 171 replies
    The Week ^ | February 1, 2016 | Jeva Lange
    Trump vows to pay legal fees of supporters who 'knock the crap' out of tomato-throwers. Donald Trump got word from his security detail in Cedar Rapids on Monday that there could be someone in the audience with tomatoes -- so Trump reportedly decided to go ahead and take precautions. "If you see somebody getting ready to throw a tomato, knock the crap out of them," Trump urged his supporters. Were anyone to feel concern about being prosecuted for assault in such a scenario, Trump reassured that, "I promise you, I will pay for the legal fees."
  • Girlfriend of killer co-pilot and her family flee their home [Pix of GF]

    04/02/2015 8:23:38 AM PDT · by BunnySlippers · 65 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 04/02/15 | Inderdeep Bains In Dusseldorf For The Daily Mail
    Kathrin Goldbach's family are reportedly afraid to face 'hatred of the world' Her boyfriend Andreas Lubitz flew the plane he was co-piloting into Alps Kathrin, brother Andreas and their parents have left home in Montabaur Close friends say family have no plans to return to close-knit community
  • Report: Germanwings Co-Pilot Surfed Gay Porn and Suicide Websites Before Crash

    03/31/2015 8:49:23 AM PDT · by george76 · 36 replies
    Breitbart News Network ^ | 30 Mar 2015 | John Hayward
    The picture of Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Lubitz’ troubled state of mind grows more complex with the revelation, reported by International Business Times, that investigators have discovered that Lubitz “trawled the dark side of the web visiting, among other things, sites containing gay porn, suicide themes and sexual perversions.” This sheds new light on a seemingly minor detail from early reports: other pilots teased Lubitz by calling him “Tomato Andy” because he worked as a flight attendant before becoming a pilot. According to IBT, this was not merely an insulting reference to the food and beverage duties of a flight attendant;...
  • 'Open the goddamn door!': Desperate final pleas of Germanwings captain emerge

    03/28/2015 7:56:05 PM PDT · by BunnySlippers · 75 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 03/28/15 | Allan Hall
    In the plane, the automatic alarm signal ‘Sink Rate’ sounds almost at the same time, according to the voice recorder. Shortly afterwards there is a loud bang, which sounds like someone trying to enter the cockpit. Sondheimer yells: ‘For God’s sake, open the door!’ In the background, passengers can be heard screaming. At 10.35am ‘loud, metallic banging against the cockpit door’ is heard again, according to the French authorities. The jet is still 7,000ft above the ground. About 90 seconds later there is a new warning message – ‘Ground! Pull up! Pull up!’ The pilot is heard shouting: ‘Open the...
  • GERMANWINGS AND EVIL

    03/28/2015 3:34:35 PM PDT · by NYer · 23 replies
    In the days since audio was extracted from the black box recorder of crashed Germanwings flight 4U9525 suggesting that copilot Andreas Lubitz deliberately downed the plane, investigators and journalists have rushed to find an explanation for his actions. Initially, many hypothesized about the possibility of an extremist religious or ideological motive. In his apparently lacking significant religious or ideological commitments, Lubitz is speculated to have been mentally unstable. A concealed health issue has been offered as a clue. Thousands of words pile up in dozens of news sources to make up for Lubitz’s silence in the cockpit. The pounding...
  • More details about German pilot revealed as crash investigation continues

    03/28/2015 7:44:05 AM PDT · by george76 · 56 replies
    ap ^ | 03/28/2015 | MILOS KRIVOKAPIC
    SISTERON, France — The German co-pilot accused of crashing a passenger plane in the French Alps frequented a gliding club near the crash site as a child with his parents, according to a member of the club. Francis Kefer, a member of the club in the town of Sisteron, said on i-Tele television that Andreas Lubitz' family and other members of the gliding club in his home town of Montabaur, Germany, came to the region regularly between 1996 and 2003. ... The crash site is about 50 kilometers (30 miles) away from the Aero-club de Sisteron glider airfield.
  • Tomato Planting Guide

    04/09/2014 5:23:43 AM PDT · by orsonwb · 47 replies
    The How Do Gardener ^ | 03/26/2014 | Rick Bickling
    Tomato planting guide with state specific recommended varieties and planting dates...
  • 'TomTato' tomato and potato plant unveiled in UK

    09/30/2013 6:27:15 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 48 replies
    BBC ^ | 26 September 2013 | Staff
    A plant that produces both tomatoes and potatoes, called the TomTato, has been developed for the UK market. Ipswich-based horticultural firm Thompson and Morgan said the hybrid plants were not genetically modified. Similar plants have been created in the UK, but the firm said it was thought to be the first time they had been produced on a commercial scale. Guy Barter, of the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS), said it was looking at the plant with "real interest". Mr Barter said many of these plants - created by a technique known as grafting - had been created before but taste...
  • 'Tomatoes are Christian,' Egyptian Salafi group warns

    08/31/2013 9:31:02 PM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 76 replies
    A Salafi group called the "Popular Egyptian Islamic Association" has warned Muslims against eating tomatoes on the grounds that the fruit is a "Christian food," NowLebanon.com has reported. The group based its claim on the fact that a shape resembling a cross is revealed when one cuts a tomato in half. The association published the warning on its Facebook page with a photo of a tomato cut in half, revealing a cross-shaped interior. A message posted on the page read, "Eating tomatoes is forbidden because they are Christian. [The tomato] praises the cross instead of Allah and says that Allah...
  • Kerry Kennedy, Farmworker protest Wendy's in NYC

    05/23/2013 10:46:03 AM PDT · by oxcart · 6 replies
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  • Man arrested for shoving tomato in wife's mouth "mostly to shut her up"

    09/20/2012 1:58:48 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 18 replies
    bozeman chronicle ^ | 9-19-12 | Whitney Bermes
    Green tomatoes can be tasty treats. But in the case of Dennis Eskew, they can also be ways to silence your wife. The 60-year-old Bozeman man was arrested for partner/family member assault after police say he shoved a green tomato in his wife's mouth.
  • Egyptians pelt Clinton motorcade with tomatoes

    07/16/2012 4:57:24 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 50 replies
    Reuters ^ | 16 July 2012 | Arshad Mohammed
    CAIRO (Reuters) - Protesters threw tomatoes and shoes at U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's motorcade on Sunday during her first visit to Egypt since the election of Islamist President Mohamed Mursi. A tomato struck an Egyptian official in the face, and shoes and a water bottle landed near the armoured cars carrying Clinton's delegation in the port city of Alexandria. A senior state department official said that neither Clinton nor her vehicle, which were around the corner from the incident, were struck by any of the projectiles. Protesters chanted: "Monica, Monica", a reference to Former President Bill Clinton's extra-marital...
  • Muslim group in Egypt: "Eating tomatoes is forbidden because they are Christian" [see the Cross]

    06/17/2012 6:40:39 AM PDT · by SJackson · 92 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 6-17-12
    See the cross? See it? Why are you laughing? Warning! Your salad could be making you into an Infidel! "Salafist group warns tomatoes are 'Christian,'” by Angie Nassar for NowLebanon.com, June 12 (thanks to Lachlan) ...A Salafist group called the Popular Egyptian Islamic Association has come under fire after sending out a warning on Facebook urging its followers not to eat tomatoes because the vegetable (or fruit) is a Christian food. The group posted a photo on its page of a tomato - which appears to reveal the shape of a cross after being cut in half – along with...