Vegetables
August 11, 2015 – The potato is being credited with fuelling the extraordinary expansion of the brain in human evolution. The move towards eating meat was previously suggested as the main cause of the increase but a new study suggests it was driven by carbohydrate consumption, particularly in the form…
July 10, 2015, Gainesville, FL – When it comes to organic broccoli, it would appear U.S. consumers have strong opinions about where it’s sourced. According to research from the University of Florida, Americans are willing to pay $1 more per pound for U.S. organic broccoli than that from China and…
June 23, 2015, Ridgetown, Ont – The Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs plus the University of Guelph’s Ridgetown Campus are hosting an open house July 14 for commercial vegetable growers and agribusiness. Afternoon and evening tour times will be available. There is no cost and no preregistration…
June 2, 2015, Guelph, Ont – An Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) research project on environmental best practices will give Ontario fruit, vegetable, and flower growers the information they need to make environmentally-conscious decisions on water and nutrient use in their operations. The Calculating Environmental Sustainability Metrics for Ontario Horticultural…
April 7, 2015 – Lettuce, one of the vegetables in the Mediterranean diet, is a food that benefits health, mainly because it is rich in antioxidants. But not all lettuce varieties have the same antioxidant effect. According to a study led by the researcher Usue Pérez-López of the Department of…
February 24, 2015, Ridgetown, Ont – The District 1 of the Ontario Processing Vegetable Growers and the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs present the 39th Annual Tomato Day being held March 3, 2015, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event is being hosted at Countryview Golf…
  As we all have heard many times, there are numerous benefits of having a food safety program in place. Many Canadian fruit and vegetable producers who have implemented a program have accessed new markets, increased their awareness of their overall farm business process and boosted operational efficiencies, on-farm food…
  Juicy, ripe, Roma-style tomatoes, stocked in the canned goods section of the local supermarket, are already peeled and ready for you to add to your favorite winter stew, soup, or casserole. Equally versatile, and used by restaurant chefs and home cooks alike, are canned stewed or diced tomatoes, perfect…
December 30, 2014, Kearneysville, WV – When you think of the traits a perfect fruit tree should have, you may think of fragrant blossoms or juicy fruit, but the shape of the tree might not occur to you. In fact, tree shape is very important in agriculture. A tree used…
November 21, 2014, Vineland, Ont – The sweet potato craze is one of the latest food trends to sweep our nation. Canadian demand for the healthy tuber has sky rocketed, reaching heights that far outstrip Ontario’s small, locally grown supply. Researchers at the Vineland Research and Innovation Centre are working…
October 9, 2014, Vineland Station, Ont – Canada’s changing demographics are creating new market opportunities for farmers looking to expand their businesses. Researchers at the Vineland Research and Innovation Centre are exploring the market potential of vegetable crops popular with South Asian and Afro-Caribbean consumers and how to successfully grow…
October 8, 2014, Charlottetown, PEI – Potatoes grown and packaged on a farm in Prince Edward Island are being recalled and RCMP are investigating after a metal object was found inserted inside a potato. On Oct. 6, P.E.I. RCMP was informed a potato in Labrador City, Newfoundland and Labrador had…
August 6, 2014, Vineland, Ont – The sweet potatoes growing at the Vineland Research and Innovation Centre are stressed out. Not only are they being grown in trying conditions, to see how they fare, they’re also under pressure to produce tubers that will one day be the makings of a…
In addition to the traditional russet potato, the Texas A&M Potato Breeding and Variety Development Program led by Dr. Creighton Miller is producing a variety of colored gourmet potatoes. (Texas A&M AgriLife Communications photo by Kay Ledbetter) July 29, 2014, Springlake, TX – A decline in overall potato consumption has Texas…
July 30, 2014 – After a decade of declining domestic demand, North America’s potato industry may have a reason to feel hopeful. Kevin MacIsaac, United Potato Growers of Canada general manager, said North American processors exported near record amounts of frozen potatoes to Asia this spring. READ MORE

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