The smell of a rotting fruit left on a cupboard was mistaken as a potentially dangerous gas leak. The incident prompted the evacuation of more than 500 people in a university in Melbourne.
Feature | Health April 29, 2018
Doctors have seen an increase in injuries caused by slicing avocados. What is behind incidents of people lacerating their hands while preparing the green fruit for their guacamole?
Public Health May 12, 2017
Lychee may appear harmless but researchers have confirmed that the fruit plays a role in a mystery disease that has been plaguing a town in India since 1995.
Public Health February 1, 2017
Researchers have identified the chemical compounds that are linked to tomato flavors that people enjoy. The findings can help growers make tomatoes flavorful again.
Feature | Science January 27, 2017
Eating fruits during pregnancy may boost a child's IQ, a new study has found. Prenatal fruit consumption specifically resulted in higher scores in cognitive tests when the children reached 1 year of age.
Healthy Living/Wellness May 29, 2016
Mangoes have long been found to contain anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer nutrients. The availability of the compounds responsible for this was tested in a clinical trial for the first time.
Life February 19, 2016
A new fruit-picking robot was developed by UK-based design and development company Cambridge Consultants. The robot can sort fruits and vegetables, and even pick out the weeds among plants.
Animals October 16, 2015
Chris Frank reports about a mystery fruit found in a woman's backyard in Winfield, Kansas. The woman claims it is a cross between a watermelon and a tomato.
Internet Culture September 28, 2015
Most American adults do not consume enough fruits and vegetables, a CDC study has found. Researchers said better dietary practices during childhoold may improve odds of having good eating habits later in life.
Life July 13, 2015
Is eating healthy bad for you? Fruit could lead to cravings for calorie-packed foods, such as breads.
Life May 6, 2015
There’s no disputing science. Backed by solid proof, these tips are all you’ll need to blast fat away and slim down to your best size.
Life April 27, 2015
Scientists explain a flower's petal-shedding process called abscission. The study may prove significant to the cut flower and fruit industries, whose products need to stay fresh and intact for long.
Earth/Environment February 27, 2015
The grapefruit diet has been popular since the 1930's. Now, new research shows drinking juice of the fruit has significant benefits for health.
Life October 11, 2014
Researchers have found that men who consume at least 10 portions of tomatoes a week have a lower risk of developing prostate cancer. Researchers say that eating five or more servings of fruits and vegetables are important in lowering cancer risk.
Life August 28, 2014
A mid-July recall of fruit from wholesalers including Costo and Trader Joe's is being expanded. The Wawona Packing Co. has not processed fruit due to listeria concerns since July 18.
Life August 4, 2014
Listeria monocytogenes, the bacteria that causes listeria, may have contaminated stone fruits nationwide, triggering product recalls.
Life July 25, 2014
A California fruit company is issuing a national recall on several fruits that may be contaminated with Listeria. The FDA is warning seniors, children and pregnant women not to eat the fruit.
Life July 21, 2014
New ranking of vegetables and fruits shows some surprising results. Research reveals the top 41 "powerhouse fruits and vegetables."
Life June 6, 2014
Kids in schools are eating more fruits and vegetables, thanks to new guidelines released by USDA.
Life March 6, 2014
The U.S. Depart of Agriculture has now broadened its WIC food assistance scheme to include fresh, frozen, and canned fruits and vegetables. The scheme, intended to provide food assistance to low-income women and children, has been running for forty years.
Life March 4, 2014
The USDA's nutritional guidelines, introduced in 2012, have seen increased consumption of fruits and vegetables at low-income school cafeterias.
Life March 4, 2014
Lemurs are smart, social mammals. A new study now shows those lemurs that eat fruit are the smartest of all, but why?
Animals February 25, 2014
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