Halibut with tomato basil salsa
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Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed - February 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bacterial influencers -- rhizosphere microbiome mediates root metabolite exudation
(Leibniz Institute of Plant Genetics and Crop Plant Research) The rhizosphere is home to a rich microbial diversity. The metabolites secreted by the roots (products of root exudation) are known to shape the composition of the root microbiota. However, until recently it was not known if or how the microbiota in turn impact root exudation. Scientists have discovered that microbial communities can effect specific systemic changes in tomato root exudation via root-to-root signalling. The underlying process was termed as 'systematically induced root exudation of metabolites' (SIREM). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 7, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Nitrogen fertilizers finetune composition of individual members of the tomato microbiota
(American Phytopathological Society) Nitrogen is one of the most important nutrients as is a key component for healthy crop production globally. Because the microbiota is crucial to the plant's ability to take in nitrogen, scientists are very interested in identifying ways to ensure this transfer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - January 29, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Wild tomatoes resist devastating bacterial canker
(Cornell University) Many tomato growers are familiar with the scourge of bacterial canker - the wilted leaves and blistered fruit that can spoil an entire season's planting. For those whose livelihoods depend on tomatoes, this pathogen -- Clavibacter michiganensis -- is economically devastating. In a new paper, Cornell University researchers showed that wild tomato varieties are less affected by bacterial canker than traditionally cultivated varieties. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - January 27, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Research team traces evolution of the domesticated tomato
(University of Massachusetts Amherst) In a new paper, a team of evolutionary biologists and geneticists led by senior author associate professor Ana Caicedo, with first author Hamid Razifard at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, and others, report that they have identified missing links in the tomato's evolution from a wild blueberry-sized fruit in South America to the larger modern tomato of today. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - January 7, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

A new tomato ideal for urban gardens and even outer space
(Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory) Genetic editing is moving tomato crops from the field to the city skyline, or even outer space. Researchers used CRISPR gene editing to optimize tomatoes for urban agriculture. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - December 23, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

These 5 nutritious foods can help fight inflammation
(Natural News) Superfoods offer many health benefits, from strengthening your immunity to boosting your nutrient intake. Eating certain foods, like blueberries and cherry tomatoes, can also help prevent inflammation. The role of inflammation in your health When your body is exposed to anything foreign, like chemicals, microbes or plant pollen, your immune system is activated. This usually... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What happens when your favorite PBS hosts eat miracle berries?
(American Chemical Society) Miracle berries cause sour foods to taste sweet, but do they have limits? This week on Reactions, we gave PBS YouTube hosts some miracle berry pills, along with lemons, Tabasco sauce, tomatoes and other random foods, to find out how miraculous this taste-modifying berry really is: https://youtu.be/x5-wAfoCDv8. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 6, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

How do you cultivate a healthy plant microbiome?
(University of California - Berkeley) Crops today never see their parents' microbiome, so how do they develop a leaf microbial community that's healthy and resistant to invasion by pathogens? UC Berkeley biologists sequenced the microbiomes of tomatoes through four generations and saw three-quarters of the bacteria disappear, leaving a core community that proved resistant to random invaders. The findings show it's possible to cultivate a robust plant microbiome, and suggests that probiotic additions could survive on crops, providing lasting benefits. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - December 6, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

T-shirt generates electricity from temperature difference between body and surroundings
(University of Malaga) Researchers of the Faculty of Science of the University of Malaga (UMA) have designed a low-cost T-shirt that generates electricity from the temperature difference between the human body and the surroundings. We are talking about the 'e-textile' prototype, developed in collaboration with the Italian Institute of Technology in Genoa (IIT) based on sustainable methods and low-cost materials like tomato skin. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - November 22, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Artificial intelligence to run the chemical factories of the future
(University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, News Bureau) A new proof-of-concept study details how an automated system driven by artificial intelligence can design, build, test and learn complex biochemical pathways to efficiently produce lycopene, a red pigment found in tomatoes and commonly used as a food coloring, opening the door to a wide range of biosynthetic applications, researchers report. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 13, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Drug Helps Plants Resist Drought: Study
The small molecule is effective in tomato and wheat in laboratory trials, but its scalability and applicability to real-world agriculture remains to be seen. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - October 24, 2019 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Dynamic control of plant water use using designed ABA receptor agonists
Drought causes crop losses worldwide, and its impact is expected to increase as the world warms. This has motivated the development of small-molecule tools for mitigating the effects of drought on agriculture. We show here that current leads are limited by poor bioactivity in wheat, a widely grown staple crop, and in tomato. To address this limitation, we combined virtual screening, x-ray crystallography, and structure-guided design to develop opabactin (OP), an abscisic acid (ABA) mimic with up to an approximately sevenfold increase in receptor affinity relative to ABA and up to 10-fold greater activity in vivo. Studies i...
Source: ScienceNOW - October 24, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Vaidya, A. S., Helander, J. D. M., Peterson, F. C., Elzinga, D., Dejonghe, W., Kaundal, A., Park, S.-Y., Xing, Z., Mega, R., Takeuchi, J., Khanderahoo, B., Bishay, S., Volkman, B. F., Todoroki, Y., Okamoto, M., Cutler, S. R. Tags: Botany, Online Only r-articles Source Type: news

An engineered pathway for N-hydroxy-pipecolic acid synthesis enhances systemic acquired resistance in tomato
Systemic acquired resistance (SAR) is a powerful immune response that triggers broad-spectrum disease resistance throughout a plant. In the model plant Arabidopsis thaliana, long-distance signaling and SAR activation in uninfected tissues occur without circulating immune cells and instead rely on the metabolite N-hydroxy-pipecolic acid (NHP). Engineering SAR in crop plants would enable external control of a plant’s ability to mount a global defense response upon sudden changes in the environment. Such a metabolite-engineering approach would require the molecular machinery for producing and responding to NHP in the cr...
Source: Signal Transduction Knowledge Environment - October 22, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Holmes, E. C., Chen, Y.-C., Sattely, E. S., Mudgett, M. B. Tags: STKE Research Articles Source Type: news

Can Eating Red Fruits and Vegetables Lead to Healthier Sperm?
Lycopene, a red plant pigment found in tomatoes, watermelons and pink grapefruits, improved some measures of sperm quality. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Nicholas Bakalar Tags: Sperm Diet and Nutrition Fruit Vegetables Tomatoes Grapefruit Watermelons European Journal of Nutrition Research Infertility Source Type: news

Tomatoes are good for sperm count – if only I had known that years ago
A man ’s worry seems to be hardwired – as if being fertile constitutes a meaningful measure of masculinityI read thattomatoes might be good for a fella ’s sperm count. Sperm ’s always been a worry for me, ever since the day of the 1978 FA Cup final. I’ll spare you the goriest of the details, but the long and, er, short of it is that I fell off my bike going to my nan and grandad’s house to watch the match and sustained serious injuries to my pudenda. Fifteen stitc hes were required to sew my boyhood up, but I made it home in time for kick off, which is all I cared about. I was only 11, a...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 9, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Adrian Chiles Tags: Men Sperm donation Science Life and style Source Type: news

Why tomato puree might improve male fertility
Lycopene - a nutrient found in tomatoes - may boost sperm quality, a study suggests. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - October 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tomatoes boost sperm quality, study suggests
The key ingredient is lycopene, the chemical which gives tomatoes their red colour and is already thought to reduce blood pressure, according to the researchers at the University of Sheffield. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dental Experts Warn Against Using Baking Soda, Salt To Whiten Teeth
(CNN) — If you regularly enjoy coffee, tea, red wine and pastas with marinara sauce, you might be aware that these foods and beverages leave behind stains on your teeth well after they are consumed. But if you think you’ve found a whitening solution in the form of table salt (sodium chloride) or baking soda (another type of salt, sodium bicarbonate), think again. “I see no clinical reason why someone would brush their teeth with salt,” said Dr. Matt Messina, an Ohio-based dentist and assistant professor at the Ohio State University College of Dentistry. “There is no scientific evidence that br...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - October 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Syndicated CBSN Boston CNN Teeth Source Type: news

Making Mayo's Recipes: Cracked wheat chili
Try this quick, zesty vegetarian chili packed with bell peppers, bulgur wheat, beans, tomatoes and spices. The bulgur wheat looks like ground beef and adds a lot of fiber. As a result, this healthy vegetarian chili looks a lot like traditional chili. Each week, one of the more than 100 video recipes from the Mayo Clinic [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - October 3, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Rotten Tomatoes is rigged against reality, just like Google, Facebook and all the left-wing tech platforms
(Natural News) A new Netflix comedy, “Sticks and Stones” by Dave Chappelle, just received an unprecedented zero percent rating from the experts at Rotten Tomatoes because the comedian dared critique leftist ideology in a humorous way. The funniest part is that the five “professional critics” who reviewed the show desperately wanted no one to turn it... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Iron-rich foods may cancel out tomatoes' anticancer benefits
New research finds that eating iron-rich foods or taking iron supplements together with tomatoes may counter the cancer fighting properties of the latter. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

North Macedonia banks on medicinal cannabis growth to boost economy, exports
Slave Ivanovski was among North Macedonia's biggest exporters of tomatoes and peppers until two years ago he switched to growing cannabis for medical use. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Fast Prep Steps for Healthier Salads
TUESDAY, Sept. 10, 2019 -- Make the most of your farmers market bounty with fast salads that highlight end-of-summer's best produce, like a filling Cobb salad with tomatoes, corn, and green and red lettuces. Some simple prep tips make it an easy... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 10, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Ugandan Students Turn Waste to Wealth
Students holding vegetables from the school garden.By Melissa KyeyuneAug 30 2019 (IPS) Namugongo is a lush, forested community in central Uganda where tall trees are home to colourful birds and noisy monkeys. The community has a tragic place in history: on 3 June 1886, 22 Ugandan Christian converts were publicly executed, on the orders of King Mwanga II of the Buganda Kingdom, in an attempt to ward off the influence of colonial powers with whom the Christians were associated. The converts were elevated to sainthood by Pope Paul VI in 1964. Ugandans today see those converts as martyrs. They commemorate every 3 June, Marty...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - August 30, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Melissa Kyeyune Tags: Development & Aid Economy & Trade Environment Featured Food & Agriculture Global Headlines Health Inequity Natural Resources Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Why Parents Are Turning to a Controversial Treatment for Food Allergies
This article was originally published on Undark. Read the original article. (Source: TIME: Health)
Source: TIME: Health - August 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Esther Landhuis / Undark Tags: Uncategorized allergies health onetime syndication Source Type: news

Making Mayo's Recipes: Roasted green beans
This is a great side dish for dinner this weekend. If you want tender beans, blanch them in hot water for about 30 seconds before tossing with tomatoes and herbs. Each Thursday, one of the more than 100 video recipes from the Mayo Clinic Healthy Living Program is featured on the Mayo Clinic News Network -- just in [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - August 15, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Making Mayo's Recipes: Stuffed quinoa peppers
Stuffed peppers are often made with ground meat. This meatless version is just as satisfying, thanks to a hearty mix of quinoa, walnuts, tomatoes and zucchini. Each Thursday, one of the more than 100 video recipes from the Mayo Clinic Healthy Living Program is featured on the Mayo Clinic News Network -- just in time for you to [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - July 18, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Nigeria: Expired Tomato Paste From Iran Floods Nigerian Market
[Leadership] The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has raised the alarm over the importation of expired and low quality tomato paste from Iran. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 14, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kitchen Essentials: Mastering Fresh Tomato Sauce
MONDAY, July 8, 2019 -- High in lycopene, low in calories, and rich in vitamins A and C, tomatoes are delicious fruits that can be turned into savory dishes. Try this simple fresh tomato sauce to make good use of this summer favorite. Fast Fresh... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 8, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Now Big Ag is trying to own the REST of your food: Syngenta claims they invented non-GMO tomatoes
(Natural News) Have you ever thought about where tomatoes come from? A quick internet search might tell you that they’ve been around since the time of the Aztecs, who ate them in ancient Mesoamerica as far back as 700 A.D. But that’s not what Swiss agrochemical giant company Syngenta would like people to believe. In... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Self-sufficiency training: How to practice homesteading in an apartment or tiny home
(Natural News) With a bit of creativity, even people who live in small apartments can practice homesteading. If you want to homestead in your apartment, here are some tips that can help you become more self-sufficient. (h/t to UrbanSurvivalSite.com) Try apartment gardening. Turn your apartment into a mini-garden by growing berries or tomatoes in hanging baskets and vertical... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cooking vegetables: healthier with extra virgin olive oil
(University of Barcelona) Cooking vegetables in the sofrito (saut é ) with extra virgin olive oil favours the absorption and release of bioactive compounds of its traditional ingredients (garlic, onion and tomato), according to the study published in the journal Molecules about the role of gastronomy in the health-improving effects of the Mediterranean Diet. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - June 13, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Whole Foods Recalling Two Pesto Products
The recall is limited to 41 Whole Foods stores in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Rhode Island. The two products are Whole Foods made-in-house basil pesto and made-in-house sundried tomato pesto. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - June 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Whole Foods recalls two of its pestos after a customer suffered an allergic reaction
Whole Foods Market is recalling its in-house basil pesto and in-house sundried tomato pesto after failing to declare that they may contain milk and tree nuts, specifically walnuts and pine nuts. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Tomato juice: Could 1 cup per day keep heart disease at bay?
A new study concludes that drinking tomato juice each day can reduce the levels of certain markers of cardiovascular disease. However, more work is needed. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

Drinking a 200ml bottle of unsalted tomato juice every day 'lowers blood pressure and cholesterol'
Tokyo Medical and Dental University researchers studied 481 people over the course of a year. Blood pressure dropped by three per cent on average, while cholesterol fell by 3.3 per cent. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Unsalted tomato juice may help lower heart disease risk
(Wiley) In a study published in Food Science& Nutrition, drinking unsalted tomato juice lowered blood pressure and LDL cholesterol in Japanese adults at risk of cardiovascular disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 5, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Cruciferous finds at the farmers market: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute
Sweet berries and juicy tomatoes are safe bets at your local farmers markets. But some of the lesser known, odd-looking vegetables are equally nutritious and can be just as delicious. In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, Jen Welper, an executive chef with the Mayo Clinic Healthy Living Program, offers advice on what to look for. [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - June 4, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Ariana Grande Postpones Shows Due to Tomato Allergy
On Instagram, the pop star said she had "an unfortunate allergic reaction to tomatoes and my throat pretty much closed." (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - May 30, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Food allergy puts a stop to Ariana Grande's world tour
Ariana Grande will postpone shows in her "Sweetener World Tour" after experiencing an allergic reaction to tomatoes, the singer reported in a Wednesday post to Instagram. Describing her reaction, the 25-year old former Nickelodeon star wrote "my throat almost closed" and it "still feels like I'm swallowing a cactus." (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - May 30, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sensor-Laden Glove Helps Robotic Hands'Feel' Objects
WEDNESDAY, May 29, 2019 -- Holding an egg is a lot different from holding an apple or a tomato, and humans are naturally able to adjust their grip to avoid crushing or dropping each object. Artificial hands installed on prosthetic limbs and robots... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 29, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Are Veggie Chips or Straws Healthier Than Potato Chips?
If you’re trying to sneak more vegetables into your—or your kid’s—diet, swapping regular potato chips for veggie chips or sticks may seem like a healthy substitution. But nutrition experts say some of these ostensibly good-for-you snacks are just junk food in disguise. “Those veggie sticks are super popular at my six-year-old’s kindergarten, but they’re really no better than potato chips,” says Liz Weinandy, a staff dietitian at the Ohio State University Medical Center. “They have very small amounts of spinach or tomato paste, but they’re still a deep-fried food, ...
Source: TIME: Health - May 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Markham Heid Tags: Uncategorized diet Diet/Nutrition health Healthy Eating Wellness Source Type: news

Want Kids To Eat Healthy? Researchers Say Give Them A Reason
BOSTON (CBS) – Do you struggle to get your kids to eat healthy foods? Researchers at Washington State University and Florida State University say it may be as simple as giving them a reason. Parents often say, “Eat your spinach or else,” or “You can’t leave the table until you drink your milk.” But how often does that work? Not often, so researchers wanted to see whether explaining the benefits of healthy foods could make a difference. They studied a group of 3- to 5-year-olds for six weeks and offered them two of their least favorite of the following healthy foods: green peppers, tomato...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - May 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Healthwatch Syndicated Local Uncategorized Children's Health Dr. Mallika Marshall Source Type: news

Africa: Tomato Paste and Coke an Emergency Tonic for Blood Donors? No, Say Experts
[Africa Check] A message shared on social media in Nigeria advises people who donate blood to drink tomato paste and Coca-Cola as an "emergency blood tonic". (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 8, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Astronauts might soon grow SPACE tomatoes
(University of California - Riverside) Tiny tomato plants developed at the University of California, Riverside, could one day feed astronauts on the International Space Station. The plants have minimal leaves and stems but still produce a normal amount of fruit, making them a potentially productive crop for cultivation anywhere with limited soil and natural resources. Dubbed SPACE plants by the researchers, the technology could be applied to other plants to develop a suite of crops for agriculture on the International Space Station and future space colonies. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - April 29, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

What do green coffee, blueberries, tomatoes, and strawberries have in common? They all contain the anticancer phenol chlorogenic acid
(Natural News) Coffee is one of the most commonly consumed drinks in the world and it has been shown to have health benefits. Researchers from India evaluated the anticancer properties of chlorogenic acid complex, an active compound in green coffee beans. Their findings appeared in the Food Science and Human Wellness journal. Chlorogenic acid (CGA) is the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tomato basil bruschetta
Bruschetta is a quick and easy appetizer or snack, and a great way to enjoy tomatoes when they're in season. (Source: MayoClinic.com Recipe of the Day)
Source: MayoClinic.com Recipe of the Day - April 20, 2019 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

Some cans of Hunt's tomato paste recalled over mold concerns
Conagra Brands issued a voluntary recall for six-ounce cans of Hunt's tomato paste over mold concerns. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - April 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Some Hunt's tomato paste recalled for potential mold
Consumers are advised not to use the product because of possible contamination (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - April 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news