Case demonstrates relationship between food allergies and asthma

Further evidence of the relationship between food allergies and asthma was demonstrated in a recent case in which a two-year-old girl from Pennsylvania nearly died after suffering an unusually severe allergic reaction after eating an orange.

According to a recent article in Live Science, after the toddler ingested the orange, she developed an allergic reaction […]

Beauty is in the eye of the USDA

Magazines have been known to Photoshop individuals nearly beyond recognition in order to achieve a sense of perfection and beauty. The images in the magazines and print ads depict a person in their peak physical shape with not a blemish in sight. This is a uniquely human trait—or is it?

Fruit and vegetables can be […]

How to: Storing vegetables, part two

There are so many vegetables out there that we had to break our vegetable storage guide into two posts. Missed our first one? No worries. Check it out here. You should also probably check out our storage guide for fruits too!

We’ll get right to it: your essential flowered, podded, bulb and stem and root […]

USDA to host fruits and vegetables Codex meeting

Those interested in commenting on fresh fruit and vegetable agenda items slated for submission to an international food standards body soon will have the opportunity to do so.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has slated a public meeting from 1 to 3 p.m., January 30 at the USDA headquarters […]

Scientists study microbiomes on fresh produce

There’s more to your salad than meets the eye.

Researchers at the University of Colorado delved into the world of the communities of microorganisms that reside on fresh foods, such as fruits and vegetables, to find out what’s actually there. Often, research focuses only on pathogenic bacteria, such as E. coli and Salmonella, as these […]

Happiness is … a lot of fruits and veggies

New Year’s Eve is on its way and it may be time to put some hard thinkin’ on your 2013 resolutions.

If you’re one of the large group planning to revise your eating habits during 2013, some new research might just give provide a bit of inspiration.

Economists from Dartmouth University and England have found […]

Study: Eating fruits and vegetables may reduce the risk of cancer

The phrase “eat your vegetables,” might take on more important meaning after new research claims thousands of cancer cases could be prevented if people ate more produce, according to a recent peer-reviewed study.

If half the U.S. population ate one more serving of fruit or vegetables a day, about 20,000 cases of cancer could be […]

Michigan legislators look to help fruit farmers who have lost crops

This spring was an especially difficult one for Michigan tree fruit farmers, many of whom lost their entire crop following harsh freezes.

The harvest for tart cherries alone, of which Michigan is the nation’s largest producer, could be down as much as 75 percent from last year and result in the 2012 crop being the […]