Leafy Greens

NASA awards UbiQD pact for ‘Enhanced Crop Yield for Space Missions’

UbiQD Inc., a New Mexico-based nanotechnology development company, announced Dec. 2 that it has been awarded a Phase II Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) contract by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). The 24-month... more »

E. coli outbreak linked to Salinas, California romaine

FDA, CDC, and state health authorities are investigating an outbreak of illnesses caused by E. coli O157:H7 in the United States. Epidemiologic, laboratory, and traceback evidence indicates that romaine lettuce from the Salinas, California growing region is... more »

Salad products recalled due to possible E. coli O157:H7 contamination

Missa Bay, LLC, a Swedesboro, New Jersey, establishment, is recalling approximately 75,233  pounds of salad products that contain meat or poultry because the lettuce ingredient may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s... more »

Gotham Greens turns steel mill into greenhouse

Gotham Greens, a pioneer in indoor greenhouse agriculture and a leading fresh produce and food company, on Nov. 13 opened its largest greenhouse in Chicago. The expansion enables Gotham Greens to deliver consumers a year-round supply of... more »

Marni Karlin is CEA Food Safety Coalition’s first executive director  

The CEA Food Safety Coalition, comprised of leading controlled environment (CEA) leafy greens producers, has named Marni Karlin as the organization's first executive director. A seasoned public affairs expert with an extensive background in the... more »

Regulatory approval given in California for Vacciplant Plant Defense stimulant

The California Department of Pesticide Regulation (CDPR) has granted approval for Vacciplant Plant Defense Stimulant  for use in lettuce and grapes. The state's growers now have access to a natural extract that stimulates the crop's natural... more »

LGMA responds to E. coli outbreak potentially linked with romaine lettuce

The California Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement (LGMA) reacted Nov. 1 to an Oct. 31 U.S. Food and Drug Administration release of information about an inactive E. coli outbreak involving 23 illnesses possibly associated with romaine lettuce occurring... more »

Orondis Gold soil fungicide approved for use in Florida

Syngenta Crop Protection's pre-mix formulation of Orondis Gold soil fungicide has been approved for use in the state of Florida. This formulation replaces the current co-pack formulation of Orondis Gold. The registration covers a number... more »


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