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  • 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...
  • West Virginia University researchers create new tomatoes

    09/10/2017 6:08:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The Parkersburg News and Sentinel ^ | September 10, 2017 | Staff
    MORGANTOWN — West Virginia University has named two new varieties of tomatoes created by school researchers to commemorate the sesquicentennial of the Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design. West Virginia ’17A and West Virginia ’17B were developed by Mahfuz Rahman and Mannon Gallegly, a professor who in 1963 created a new tomato for the centennial. From ore than 100 submissions, West Virginia 17A was called Mountaineer Pride and 17B was called Mountaineer Delight. “Though we initially considered the idea of releasing only one variety, it became apparent to me that both varieties were very good — each in...
  • Hurricane Irma Will Make Orange Juice Unaffordable and Destroy Your Grocery Bill

    09/09/2017 8:35:44 AM PDT · by Rebelbase · 63 replies
    The Street ^ | 9/9/17 | Ellen Chang
    Citrus costs could rise if Hurricane Irma, which is deemed a category 5, makes landfall in certain regions of Florida, as the state heads toward harvest season for oranges, but other vegetables could also see prices spike. Depending on where Irma makes landfall, produce prices will fluctuate, said Giacomo Santangelo, an economics professor at Fordham University in New York and Seton Hall University in South Orange, N.J. Florida is the main producer of oranges in the U.S., although California and Texas also grow them. "We can expect the prices of citrus fruits such as oranges, limes, tangelos and grapefruit to...
  • Egyptian Protesters Chant “Monica! Monica!” As Hillary Clinton Drives By (Video)

    06/24/2016 8:06:21 AM PDT · by Mechanicos · 30 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | Jul 15th, 2012 | Jim Hoft
    US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was taunted by chants of “Monica, Monica” by tomato-throwing demonstrators as she visited the Egyptian port city of Alexandria today. Christian activists called for a major protest against the US Secretary of State. They believe the Obama Administration sided with the Islamists in Egypt in recent elections. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=axM5kGdH_so http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2012/07/egyptian-protesters-chant-monica-monica-as-hillary-clinton-drives-by-video/
  • Ancient flowering plant was beautiful -- but probably poisonous

    02/16/2016 9:19:40 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 13 replies
    EurekAlert! ^ | Monday, February 15, 2016 | Oregon State University
    Researchers today announced in the journal Nature Plants the discovery of the first-ever fossil specimens of an "asterid" - a family of flowering plants that gave us everything from the potato to tomatoes, tobacco, petunias and our morning cup of coffee. But these two 20-30 million-year-old fossil flowers, found perfectly preserved in a piece of amber, came from the dark side of the asterid family - they belong to the genus Strychnos, which ultimately gave rise to some of the world's most famous poisons, including strychnine and curare. Poisons that would later find their way into blow-gun weapons, rat control,...
  • Federal judge: Drinking tea, shopping at a gardening store is probable cause

    12/29/2015 6:06:30 PM PST · by Twotone · 102 replies
    Washington Post ^ | December 28, 2015 | Radley Balko
    In April 2012, a Kansas SWAT team raided the home of Robert and Addie Harte, their 7-year-old daughter and their 13-year-old son. The couple, both former CIA analysts, awoke to pounding at the door. When Robert Harte answered, SWAT agents flooded the home. He was told to lie on the floor. When Addie Harte came out to see what was going on, she saw her husband on his stomach as SWAT cop stood over him with a gun.
  • Tomato Question...

    06/05/2015 8:42:34 AM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 77 replies
    05 June 2015 | US Navy Vet
    Ok all, I have 5 Potted Tomato Plants(got then from http://www.chefjeffsgarden.com/ via Bamgaars) how do I make sure that these plants bloom and "create" Tomatoes and just do no "create" Leaves? They all are growing real good(tripled in size in 3 weeks).
  • Tomatoes - A Complete Planting Guide

    04/01/2015 5:42:10 AM PDT · by orsonwb · 52 replies
    The How Do Gardener ^ | 04/01/2015 | Rick Bickling
    Tomatoes - A complete planting guide including state specific planting dates and varieties, tips for soil preparation, planting, watering,fertilizing, insect and weed control...
  • Michelle Obama’s Lunch Rules Limit Children To One Ketchup Packet

    10/09/2014 6:36:42 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 124 replies
    dailycaller ^ | 12:35 PM 10/09/2014 | Patrick Howley
    First Lady and school nutrition advocate Michelle Obama’s stringent lunch guidelines are limiting children to just one ketchup packet per meal. A recent EagNews.com article profiled unhappy Idaho customers of the Obama administration’s revisions to the National School Lunch program, including a parent who called school lunches “not edible” and kids who have stopped eating lunch completely. “Kids can’t take two ketchup packets [for burgers] because that would set them over on calories,” said a Burley, Idaho “district food-service secretary.”
  • 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...
  • '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...
  • I have some questions about my Tomatos...

    08/17/2013 7:00:14 AM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 77 replies
    17 Aug 2013 | US Navy Vet
    My tomatoes are just producing ALOT of leaves and LITTLE TINY Yellow flowers but NO "fruit" yet. Is this normal? All you FreeRepublic Gardeners have any answers for me? I Live in W/ Iowa(Council Bluffs).
  • U.S., Mexico reach tomato deal to avert trade war

    02/05/2013 2:05:55 PM PST · by Altariel · 14 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | February 2, 2013 | Doug Palmer
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. government and Mexican tomato growers reached a tentative agreement on Saturday that reduces the threat of a costly trade war stemming from a U.S. decision last year to pull out of a 1996 bilateral tomato trade pact. "I am pleased that we were able to come to an agreement on fresh tomato imports from Mexico that restores stability and confidence to the U.S. tomato market and meets the requirements of U.S. law,"Ā€Ā¯ U.S. Commerce Under Secretary for International Trade Francisco Sanchez said in a statement.
  • 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...
  • Islamic Group Forbids Tomatoes 'Because They Are Christian?'

    07/04/2012 9:55:11 AM PDT · by InvisibleChurch · 40 replies
    Christian post ^ | June 20, 2012|8:00 am | Alex Murashko
    A Salafist group from Egypt appears to be trying to retract a post on Facebook that warned that eating tomatoes are "forbidden because they are Christian." However, the Muslim traditionalist group, calling themselves the Popular Egyptian Islamic Association, apparently still finds tomatoes offensive if they are cut in such a way that reveals the shape of a cross, according to the Now Lebanon website. Along with a photo of a tomato cut in half to reveal what could be viewed as a cross, the group originally posted on Facebook: "Eating tomatoes is forbidden because they are Christian. [The tomato] praises...
  • Why supermarket tomatoes tend to taste bland

    06/30/2012 2:03:31 AM PDT · by Racehorse · 31 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 30 June 2011 | Jon Bardin
    The mass-produced tomatoes we buy at the grocery store tend to taste more like cardboard than fruit. Now researchers have discovered one reason why: a genetic mutation, common in store-bought tomatoes, that reduces the amount of sugar and other tasty compounds in the fruit. SNIP But the new study, published this week in Science, found that the mutation that leads to the uniform appearance of most store-bought tomatoes has an unintended consequence: It disrupts the production of a protein responsible for the fruit's production of sugar. SNIP The study authors set out to pin down the genetic change that makes...
  • Biden to 'dull as hell' fundraiser crowd: 'Pretend you like me'

    04/27/2012 10:15:20 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 21 replies
    Biden to 'dull as hell' fundraiser crowd: 'Pretend you like me' By Justin Sink - 04/27/12 12:38 PM ET Vice President Biden ordered supporters to "pretend you like me" after mocking them as "dull as hell" at a campaign fundraiser in Washington on Friday. The vice president was speaking to Turkish and Azerbaijani donors about the potential of the region as a democratic and economic force when he noticed he wasn't getting much of a reception. “I guess what I’m trying to say without boring you too long at breakfast – and you all look dull as hell, I might...
  • Tomatoes: A Complete Planting Guide

    04/11/2012 5:31:07 AM PDT · by orsonwb · 63 replies
    The How Do Gardener ^ | 04/11/2012 | Rick Bickling
    Complete planting guide for Tomatoes including state specific varieties, planting dates, nutrition facts, planting, watering, fertilizing, insect and disease control information...
  • Heirloom tomatoes

    04/03/2012 6:58:11 PM PDT · by Former MSM Viewer · 50 replies
    Are heirlooms really as good and tasty as good old hybrids like Better Boy or BeefMaster? I am growing Old German, Cherokee Purple, Boxcar Willie and several yellows... I've dedicated the majority of my small garden to heirlooms. Hope they are all they are cracked up to be.