Leafy Greens

Study examines root rot in hydroponic leafy greens

The University of Connecticut Greenhouse Research & Extension team is conducting a study in root rot of hydroponically-grown leafy greens. They would like to collect plant samples with root rot from commercial operations in the... more »

Romaine outbreak declared over; safety efforts up

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Food and Drug Administration (FDA) declared Jan. 15 the e. Coli outbreaks associated with romaine lettuce grown in the Salinas, California, region over and the agencies lifted... more »

Spinach among Amazon’s best-selling delivered groceries

Online sales giant Amazon recently released U.S.-only seasonal and year-end highlights of data from its shoppers in what it said was a record-breaking year and holiday season. Spinach was among the best-selling items for grocery... more »

Container-grown greens go commercial

Container-farmed greens took one small step closer to humankind on Sept. 30, as a large west Michigan foodservice distributor and a Brooklyn, New York-based urban ag startup announced a partnership. Square Roots showed off basil... more »

LG to debut indoor gardening appliance for greens and herbs

LG Electronics (LG) will unveil an indoor gardening appliance... more »

Dr. Oz talks romaine and recommends iceberg

The Dr. Oz Show recently aimed to address salad safety, a current concern for many consumers. Dr. Oz is a big advocate for including leafy greens and lettuce in your diet and wants to make... more »

Illness update in outbreak tied to romaine lettuce from Salinas

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration and Centers for Disease Control have updated the number of illnesses involved in the outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 associated with romaine lettuce grown in Salinas, California. All new... more »

Why have so many new diseases developed in the bagged salads sector?

Ready-to-eat salads, also known as fresh-cut or bagged salads, have steadily gained popularity since their introduction in Europe in the early 1980s. This popularity is expected to grow, marking opportunities for the fresh food industry.... more »


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