Captain Citrus was born in 2011 as a talking orange wearing a cape. Now, he's being transformed into a Marvel Comics superhero to promote the benefits of orange juice in a country where carb-conscious dieters are increasingly turning away from the beverage.
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In order to illustrate how grapes get from vine to glass, here's the story of one little grape, and its journey from birth through its transformation into wine.
The seasonal attention highlights a growing demand for the New Mexico-grown hot peppers, even as the number of acres planted and harvested each year has been shrinking.
Along with husking corn, the Fresh Husker removes stems and debris from fruit such as citrus and apples, and vines. It also can remove tops and debris from beets, carrots, onions, potatoes and radishes.
Organic growers are trying to profit off the rising consumer interest in locally grown, natural foods. But those smaller farms are often islands surrounded by a sea of conventionally grown crops that get sprayed with herbicides, insecticides and fungicides.
Martin Heller and Gregory Keoleian of U-M's Center for Sustainable Systems looked at the greenhouse gas emissions associated with the production of about 100 foods, as well as the potential effects of shifting Americans to a diet recommended by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
America's largest grower of organic produce launches Salad Sign Quiz for its 30th anniversary campaign. "Eat What You Are" celebrates the personality pillars of Earthbound Farm founders, farmers, employees and customers.
While plant breeders at many public universities focus on improving field corn, soybeans and other crops used in food manufacturing or livestock feed, those at the University of Wisconsin-Madison want to produce better-tasting vegetables.
Vermont, the second biggest producer of apples in New England after Massachusetts, produced about 850,000 bushels of apples last year, and experts predict this year's yield will be close to that.
Researchers note that the demand for organic food is growing at a rapid clip. However, figuring out whether a fruit or vegetable was grown under organic conditions is fraught with complications. Monika Hohmann and her colleagues decided to take a stab at developing a new method.
The lawsuit, filed by Seattle-based Water and Sanitation Health (WASH) claims that Chiquita "advertises that its bananas are farmed in an ecologically friendly and sustainable manner."
On the last Wednesday of August, thousands of people celebrate Tomatina in Buñol, Spain, where 100 tons of tomatoes are hurled at one another. Tomatina is a decades-old tradition. Anthony Mason reports.
U.S. Magistrate Judge Barry Kurren ruled Monday in favor of four seed companies seeking to stop Kauai's new law from going into effect. The companies argued the local ordinance is invalid and unfairly targets their industry.
Florida has always been well known for its oranges. But now the $9 billion industry is facing its biggest threat yet, putting at risk the state's economy and very identity. Blame a mottled brown bug no bigger than a pencil eraser and a disease called "the yellow dragon."
The Field Potato Sorter can be used for different varieties and sizes of unwashed potatoes, while process and packer customers can use the data the machine produces for predictive analysis to achieve purposes such as optimizing production lines.
According to a new report by Packaged Facts, more than 70 percent of U.S. households consume bagged/packaged salads. The hectic pace of the average American's daily routine has become a key factor as to why the reliance on convenience and ready-to-eat foods has spiked.
New Mexico has its own trademark and certification program to protect the reputation and integrity of its signature crop: chile. The governor said consumers shouldn't have to wonder whether they're getting real New Mexico-grown chile.
According to a recent report from the USDA, imported fruits and vegetables account for an ever increasing share of U.S. consumption and in most cases, U.S. imports are sourced from just a few supplying countries.
The Labor Department says the producer price index rose 0.1 percent in July, following a 0.4 percent gain in June. The cost of vegetables, among other goods, fell. In the past year, producer prices have risen just 1.7 percent, slightly below the Federal Reserve's target.
With awareness of what makes these biotechnologies new and different, genetically edited fruits might be met with greater acceptance by society than GMOs so far have been, especially in Europe. Fruits are but one example of dozens of possible future applications for GEOs.
When given the option between a cookie and a piece of produce, which one do you reach for? In five years, you could be spending more time and money in the produce aisle. Author Michael Moss says produce marketers are going to figure out how to really drive sales upwards.
Experts from Vanderbilt University say the one-year ban of food imports to Russia is designed to leverage the American agricultural industry's lobbying power in Congress. The food ban was announced last week to deny imports from the EU, US and Canada among others.
A bigger crop was expected as adequate rain and cool temperatures made for favorable growing conditions in the 18 states that produce 91 percent of the nation's corn. The abundant harvest has driven prices lower, prompting farmers to take more control of their grain marketing.
Vladimir Putin retaliates against economic sanctions by imposing a strict ban on food imports from the West.
Del Monte Fresh Produce N.A. Inc. is opening its first Canadian processing plant in Oshawa, Ontario. Its new wastewater treatment system is designed to treat 40,000 gallons per day of wastewater from the fresh cut processing of 100,000 lbs. per week of produce.
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