Diet rich in tomatoes cuts skin cancer in half in mice

Discovery builds on previous evidence of cancer-prevention benefits Source: Ohio State University Summary: Daily tomato consumption appeared to cut the development of skin cancer tumors by half in a mouse study, report investigators. FULL STORY  A new discovery about the benefits of eating tomatoes builds on previous evidence of cancer-prevention benefits. Credit: © Serhiy Shullye / Fotolia  Daily tomato consumption appeared to cut the development of skin cancer tumors by half in a mouse study at The Ohio State University. The new study of how nutritional interventions can alter the…

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A tomato for everyone: ‘Sunviva’ for the good of all

Plant breeders at the University of Göttingen and Agrecol have launched a joint initiative to protect seeds as common property. Agrecol developed an “Open Source Seed Licence,” which legally protects seeds as commons (ie a natural resource accessible to all members of society) and thus protects them from patenting and similar issues such as “plant variety protection.” The results were published in the journal PLOS Biology. “It is with great concern that we have watched as worldwide access to breeding material is increasingly restricted by private-sector interests. Among other things,…

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How to Grow Tomatoes

Tomato is a vegetable locally produced and highly consumed in Uganda. Almost on a daily basis every person has to eat a tomato in their food. Common Tomato Varieties Grown The choice of a Tomato cultivar is based on fruit quality, adaptability and reliability, susceptibility to diseases and pests. Varieties include: – Rio Grande, Star and many more others It’s advisable to go for a hybrid seed for commercial farmers since these seeds are high yielding, resistant and produce durable fruits. Tomato Growing Requirements Tomatoes give good results when grown…

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PLANTING, GROWING, AND HARVESTING TOMATOES

GROWING TOMATOES Tomato plants are susceptible to pests and diseases so proper plant care is important. ARE TOMATOES A FRUIT OR A VEGETABLE? I’m sharing a few bits of tomato trivia and a number of gardening tips for big, healthy harvest. In 1893, the United States Supreme Court ruled that since tomatoes are most often served during the main part of the meal, either alone or with vegetables that tomatoes must be vegetables. Tomatoes are really fruits biologically speaking, but either way they are delicious! The first wild tomatoes found by explorers in Mexico were yellow and small.  Red, pink, black,…

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THE BASICS OF PLANTING AND GROWING A VEGETABLE GARDEN

VEGETABLE GARDENING FOR BEGINNERS Whether you’re a 0beginner with a single pot or an old hand planting an entire plot, This Vegetable Gardening Guide will help you to plan and grow your tastiest vegetables ever. VEGETABLE GARDENING FOR BEGINNERS Why garden, you ask? If you’ve never tasted garden-fresh vegetables (lots of people haven’t!), you will be amazed by the sweet, juicy flavors and vibrant textures. There’s absolutely nothing quite like fresh veggies, especially if you grow them yourself—which you can! In this guide, the basics of vegetable gardening and planning: how to pick the right site for…

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