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US: Ag, food security enable national securityWhy is the U.S. Department of Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) interested in agriculture? Blake Bextine, Ph.D., a DARPA researcher, answered that question via a phone interview at the North Carolina Biotechnology Center’s Crop, Animal, and Food Tech Showcase at the Cotton Room in downtown.....
North America: Grower recalls microgreens over listeria concernsGreenbelt Microgreens were informed by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency that Listeria was detected in their broccoli Microgreens in Washington state. As a precautionary measure, they have voluntarily recalled all 19 microgreen products produced in Maple Ridge, BC which were distributed to BC, AB, Oregon,.....
15 tons of infected Israeli tomatoes detained in NovorossijskDuring the inspection of a tomato batch from Israeli of 15 tons at the sea customs check point Novorossijsk, the specialists of the regional Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance have discovered live image of a quarantine object, South American tomato moth.FSBI Medical Veterinary.....
Tasmania lifts ban on fruit from Melbourne fumigation facilityTasmania's Biosecurity Department has lifted a ban on fruit and vegetable imports from a Melbourne plant, that was linked to a fruit fly outbreak. The ban on fresh produce imports from the Melbourne fumigation facility - linked to a fruit fly outbreak - was implemented earlier this year. Fruit and vegetables.....
Research into perchlorate flushing shows:
It is difficult to remove perchlorate from the groundIn the last years there repeatedlyhas been found measures of perchlorate (ClO4-)at a number of organic greenhouse growers, higher than the NVWA norm. This was particularly the case with cucumbers. At one company the concentration of perchlorate in the ground and in the fruits were persistent; in a number of.....
Dutch government finances Netherlands Plant Eco-phenotyping CentreOn April 12, the Dutch minister of Education, Culture and Sciences announced the funding of Netherlands Plant Eco-phenotyping Centre (NPEC) as part of the National Roadmap for Large-scale Scientific Infrastructure of the Dutch government. The NPEC facility is an initiative of Wageningen University &.....
Pepper plant sops up personal care product antibioticIt sometimes can be hard to find toothpastes, soaps and other toiletries without antibiotics. Their popularity has caused an increase in environmental levels of antimicrobial substances, such as triclocarban (TCC), which end up in the water and soil used to grow crops. Scientists report in the ACS’ Journal.....
Paraguay suspends tomato importsProducers and importers of fruit and vegetable products met Monday afternoon in the premises of the National Plant Health, Seed and Quality Service (Senave), where producers requested no more Afidis (Phytosanitary Import Authorization) for tomatoes, as there is a good production of tomatoes in the area of 3.....
Chopped, bagged romaine lettuce grown in the Yuma, Arizona region
US: Government narrows E. coli outbreak searchAccording to a report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, chopped romaine lettuce from the Yuma growing region is suspected in an E. coli outbreak that has hospitalized 22 people. To date, 35 cases have been reported in 11 states, the CDC said. No one has died. Three people have.....
"“Dirty Dozen” list is inaccurate and harmful"The U.S. Apple Association (USApple) is calling the Environmental Working Group’s “Dirty Dozen” list both “inaccurate” and “harmful” to Americans. The report, issued annually, offers consumers an extremely biased view of various fruits and vegetables to avoid based on misleading and flawed reporting by the.....
Pomegranates, bell peppers and lettuce from Turkey have successfully gone through quarantine