Three food grade colorants identified for citrus

In citrus fruit, the color of the peel is a major factor in consumer selection; fresh oranges with a dark orange peel are favored. In order to appeal to consumer preferences, citrus that is picked when it hasn't reached peak ...

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New treatment extends shelf life of bananas

Around the world, bananas are one of the most popular tropical fruits. Despite their popularity, bananas have a relatively short shelf life that creates challenges for both producers and consumers. A new study revealed that ...

dateOct 07, 2015 in Biotechnology
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Who buys fresh flowers as gifts?

Researchers from the Department of Bio-Industry Communication and Development at National Taiwan University have new insights into who buys fresh flowers as gifts, and why consumers purchase floral gifts. Their study in HortScience ...

dateOct 07, 2015 in Other
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New irrigation strategies for pecans in humid climates

Georgia is the largest pecan producing state in the U.S. Although this humid region receives an average of 127 cm or more rainfall annually, periods of moisture stress can occur during the pecan growing season, particularly ...

dateSep 29, 2015 in Ecology
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